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Jesper Nordal Jesper Nordal

Im a danish guitarist, composer and musicteacher. Educated at Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory and Copenhagen University. I have released several albums with my own band ”Nordal Twang” and with Hoegsbro/Nordal 4. As a sideman, I have played, toured and recorded with a lot of danish and international artist, and I have composed and arranged music for theaters, musicals, commercials and TV/radio. My main musical style and inspiration is where rock meets jazz: big sounding guitar, energetic playing combined with free improvisation and intuitive band interplay. As a guitarist I am influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Daniel Lanois and Ry Cooder.


”Jesper Nordal plays with simplicity without being ordinary – he plays strange without slipping into avantgardejazz, this is 100% male music. South of the Border is one of this years best releases.” - from the magazine ”Salt Peanuts”´

”You get blown away from the start! The album is full of power and everything is linked together with great superiority”. - from the magazine Gaffa

“The thoughts go to David Lynch´s “Twin Peaks” with a guitar that cuts to the bone, but still search the simple and melodical country style” -Radio Jazz

“Everything is made with a very elegant sound, where every single instrument stands clear and yet melts together in a joint universe. An absolute brilliant CD with a lot of musical quality” -Holbaek Amts Newspaper

Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric



Willing to teach

Advanced only


I have students in guitar, ear training and band. I teach at several musicshools, Copenhagen Rhythmic Conservatory and talent lines I have released a instruction book on "Sightreading for the Guitarist" and is developing an online portal with exercises that lets you train musical skills such as : timing, ear training, reading, chordhearing etc at This project is supported by the Danish Art Department:



Album South of the Border by Jesper Nordal

South of the Border

Longlife Records

Album Twang by Jesper Nordal



Album Abstract Distance by Jesper Nordal

Abstract Distance


Blade Running

Blade Running

Jesper Nordal
South of the Border


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