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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 (, as well as an international Octet “The Revoid Ensemble” (

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.

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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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