Gard Nilssen


New webpage!!


New site is up and running. Design by Erlend Slettevoll and Jonas Sjøvaag. YAY! I´ve added some concerts and other stuff for the coming months. I have just landed after a fantastic summer as the artist in residence at Moldejazz, I had the time of my life,  and can´t wait to start to work on some of the recordings and videos from there. Look out for both Supersonic Orchestra and sPacemonKey next year! Looking forward to tour Brazil and the US with Acoustic Unity, with Bushmans´s Revenge as a part of our new label Hubro´s 10 years anniversary tour in Europe, as well as a release tour for ECM with Maciej Obara 4tet, some solo work and other exciting musical meetings!  Stay in touch for more news and updates! 

Artist In Residence Moldejazz 2019!

Hi everyone!

I have just checked in at Molde International Jazz festival. I am really excited that I will be the artist in residence 2019. I have been working with this since april last year, and I can´t wait to show you my new music and bands. It will be eight appearances. One short solo piece at the opening, opening concert with sPacemonKey feat: Stian Westerhus and Ståle Storløkken, release concerts with Bushman´s Revenge (feat Per "Texas" Johansson and Anja Lauvdal) and Acoustic Unity (feat: Ambrose Akinmusire). I will play a short duo concert with the one and only father of rational funk; Dave King, before the premiere for my commission work: "If you listen carefully, the music is yours" with my fantastic large ensemble called Supersonic Orchestra with 16 musicians. I will end my residency sitting in with THE Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan, before my last concert at midnight the 20th of July with Amgala Temple.

I´m extremely thankful and humble to get this opportunity, and if it wasn´t for Molde jazz director Hans-Olav Solli, this would never happen! Also a huge thanks to all of the musicians involved, you´re the reason that I got this offer in the first place. Thank you to my wife and my friends and family, and a special thanks to André Roligheten that have been working day and night with me to get the commission work done, you´re the best!

Thanks, have a great summer. More info about the rest of the summer and fall will follow shortly.

Best, Gard