Klas Nevrin 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).

Klas Nevrin is perhaps best well known for his work with saxophonist Fredrik Ljungkvist’s free jazz groups Yun Kan 5 and Yun Kan 10 - the latter’s CD being acclaimed one of the best releases of 2013 by Downbeat. It was also called “a masterful achievement′′ by All About Jazz. The quintet YUN KAN 5 has released two albums — Yun Kan 12345 (2004) and Badaling (2007) — and was acclaimed “Jazz Group of the Year” by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation in 2004. The groups have toured in Canada, Norway, UK, Slovenia, Denmark, France and China, among other places.

Klas Nevrin also composes for KLAS NEVRIN TRIO, with the drummer Ricard Österstam and bassplayer Vilhelm Bromander. Klas and Ricard used to play together a lot during the 1990′s in different constellations, among other the group FANCY MACHINE. Together with the violinist Katt Hernandez and reed-player Per “Texas” Johansson they also form a quintet version, as KLAS NEVRIN ENSEMBLE. The group released the CD “Live at Lederman” 28th May 2014.

Other projects: HONEYLEAP with Fredrik Ljungkvist and two Norwegian musicians, the drummer Øyvind Skarbø (Trio 1982) and bass-player Per Zanussi (Zanussi 5 & 13, Trespass Trio). They recorded a Live concert at Biermann in Oslo that was released on CD in February 2013. Also, A trio with Joe Williamson on bass, and THIRD STREAM, together with celebrated vocalist Lina Nyberg, reinterpreting old standards from the 1920’s and onwards.

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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

Willing to teach

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Credentials/Background

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

Albums by Klas Nevrin

Album Live At Lederman by Klas Nevrin

Live At Lederman

Found You Recordings
2014

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