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Klas Nevrin

Klas Nevrin is a pianist, keyboardist and composer, also an associate professor in improvisation at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Currently he leads a 3-year artistic research project on collective improvisation (www.musicindisorder.se), as well as an international Octet “The Revoid Ensemble” (www.revoidensemble.com).

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”What a pianist! Klas Nevrin has really succeeded to assemble the best of influences, from fellow country-men like Bobo Stenson and Sten Sandell, adding Marilyn Crispell and Herbie Hancock as well as European ’contemporary tonal language’. And yet he is also a markedly original musician, with a sharp-witted accompanying style and with distinctly captivating solos. … Nevrin has an unusual improvisatory capacity.” (Bjarne Soltoft, Jazznytt, Norway)

“This is great art flowing from the stage!” (Johan Skoglund, Norrländska Socialdemokraten).

“The group opens new dimensions in these old songs that one never thought were possible to find” (Lars Grip, Orkesterjournalen).

For all the imaginal breadth and musical resource of Klas Nevrin’s unusual, intriguing quartet … it´s the spirit, or the poetics, of cool which informs much of this quietly energizing music

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Skarpnäck

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Workshops and courses in ensemble improvisation, ear training, piano, philosophy of improvisation, and free jazz theory.

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