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”
“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
Willing to teach
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 www.mufo.dk "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
project is supported by the Danish Art Department: danisharts.dk