Nils Berg

Instruments: Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Computer

BIO Swedish jazz pioneer Nils Berg is one of the most influential voices in nordic jazz. With his quartet, The Stoner, he has made a name for himself both in Sweden and internationally, and in 2007 he received the prestigious Jazz-in- Sweden-award.. As a composer he won’t dodge projects that cross over conventional borders - collaborations with electronica artist Forss and choreographer Dorte Olesen to name a couple. His trio Nils Berg Cinemascope is a prime example of this, fusing jazz together with video clips of musicians from all over the globe gathered from YouTube.

Nils was born 1977 in Gothenburg, Sweden into a musical family. After moving to Stockholm he attends to the Royal Music Academy for studies of composition, improvisation and the woodwinds, while exploring new musical grounds in between jazz and indie pop together with bands like Oskar Schönning, ”Peter Bjorn And John” and Loney Dear. In 2000, he wins “Jazzverk 2000”, a nationwide competition for big band composers. 2004 marked the birth of his quartet ”the Stoner”. His first solo record was released in 2007, when he was also given the ”Jazz in Sweden”-award. 

LINKS www.thenilsberg.com www.nilsbergcinemascope.com www.thestoner.com www.oskarschonning.com www.hoobrecords.com

2004  Recording debut as a bandleader. The Stoner releases “Upp till kamp” (APCD003)

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”Berg transcends conceptual cleverness; the tunes and the performances would be fantastic even without the video cameos.” DOWNBEAT ”The Fellini of swedish jazz” DN ”Mysterious and irresistible” ROLLING STONE ”Nils Berg Cinemascope is not only an exciting project with an ingenious concept that broadens my view of what live music is, it's also among the best I've heard in a long time. Really bloody good” G-P ”Nils Berg feels like some kind of new jazz musician. Personal, humble, direct and unruly”. “Music that holds more than it excludes ��” it has groove, beauty and something almost naïvely affirmative to it … A new kind of jazz” (DN) “Tenor sax player Nils Berg leads the quartet the Stoner with credit

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