Gard Nilssen

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