Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson has developed a unique blend of World Jazz by combining the rich heritage of her Swedish homeland with Jazz and music from all over the world.
Nilsson will play at Somethin’ Jazz Club with her quintet featuring tenor saxophonist Timo Vollbrecht from Germany, pianist Renato Diz from Porto, Portugal; bassist Yuka Tadano from Tokyo, Japan and drummer Cody Rahn from San Francisco, California.
The concert will take the listener through music from Nilsson’s upcoming CD Already There Yet that leads the listener through Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Turkey and the Baltic countries, creating a holistic view of where music came from. The jazz inspired harmonies, driving Sambas and the danceable odd time signatures from the Balkans create an unforgettable sound held together by the bands fine musicianship, original compositions and arrangements. Everyone in this culturally diverse band brings his or her own flavor to the music creating a cohesive thread in this giant cross cultural music exchange with Jazz at it’s core.
“Elsa has a beautiful conception of music” Chris Potter
“Elsa's sound is strong and she is expanding horizons as a flutist.” Jovino Santos Neto
“Absolutely Gorgeous” Karen Pauley, KOCR, Seattle