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)