Mats Eilertsen

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Mats Eilertsen
Mats Eilertsen 2014.jpg
Mats Eilertsen at Vossajazz 2014
Background information
Born (1975-03-04) 4 March 1975 (age 39)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician and composer
Instruments Double bass, bass guitar, drums
Labels Jazzaway Records
Associated acts Tord Gustavsen Quartet, Food, Dingobats
Website Official website

Mats Eilertsen (born 4 March 1975 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician and composer.[1] He is known for recording with numerous bands, including the Maria Kannegaard Trio, Ola Kvernberg, Nils Økland, Eldbjørg Raknes, Anders Aarum Trio, Eirik Hegdal, Sverre Gjørvad, Nymark Collective, SKRUK, «Jazzmob», «Dingobats», Håkon Kornstad Trio, Food with Iain Ballamy, Jacob Young Band, Solveig Slettahjell's Slow Motion Orchestra, Håvard Wiik Trio, and «JazzCode».[2]

Career[edit]

Eilertsen attended the Trondheim Musikkonservatorium, where he participated in the Jazz program and was part of the Jazz band Dingobats along with fellow students Eirik Hegdal (saxophones), Njål Ølnes (tenor saxophone), Thomas Dahl (guitar) and Sverre Gjørvad (drums), primarily playing Hegdals compositions. He has two band releases as leader of the band Turanga, with band members Fredrik Ljungkvist, Ernst Reijseger, and Thomas Strønen. He also performed with the quartet «Parish», with some of the same members as of «Turanga». In 2006, he released the album Constellations (Jazzaway Records), with the Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila's trio, along with Olavi Luohivuori.[1][2][3]

Rubicon Mats Eilertsen's commission for Vossajazz 2014, with Thomas Dahl, Trygve Seim, Olavi Louhivuori, Harmen Fraanje, Rob Waring and Eirik Hegdal.

Honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Mats Eilertsen Trio including with Harmen Fraanje and Thomas Strønen

Collaborations[edit]

Within Dingobats
  • 1998: The New Dingobats Generation
  • 2002: Pöck (Bergland Productions), which featured Live Maria Roggen (vocals)
  • 2004: Follow (Jazzaway Records)
Within Food (Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen & Thomas Strønen)
Within Håvard Wiik Trio
  • 2003: Postures (Jazzland Acoustic)
With Jacob Young
Within Tord Gustavsen Ensemble/Quartet
With Yelena Eckemoff
Compilation projects

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mats Eilertsen Biografi" (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Eilertsen, Mats - MIC Norsk musikkinformasjon" (in Norwegian). Mic.no. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Mats Eilertsen Turanga Review". BBC. 2005-03-15. Retrieved 2012-09-06. 
  4. ^ "14.12.05 Mats Eilertsen/Turanga won Music Magazine's best jazz album of the year 2005!". AIMmusic.no. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  5. ^ "Mats Eilertsen Trio: Sails Set". Hubromusic.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Christian Wallumrød
Recipient of the Kongsberg Jazz Award
2002
Succeeded by
Live Maria Roggen