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​Hard Swingin', Groovy

             & Soulful Jazz

 

MATHIAS SANDBERG

Jazz Guitarist / Composer

He has been called "one of Finland's best kept secrets",

the highly acclaimed but criminally under-recorded guitarist and composer Mathias Sandberg is one of the hardest working jazz musicians in the country.


For the past 15 years, he has been touring with some of the greatest artist on the Finnish and Swedish jazz scene, including

Georg Riedel, Pierre Swärd, Peter Asplund, Nick Mancini,

Jukka Eskola, Teppo Mäkynen, Manuel Dunkel and many others.


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Born in Jakobstad on the west coast of Finland, Sandberg started playing guitar at the age of eleven and landed a teaching job at the main music school in the region just five years later. After graduating from the conservatory in his hometown and a short stint at the Berklee College of Music, he moved to New York City to attend the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.


After returning back to Finland to his new home base of Vaasa, he formed the now almost legendary soul jazz quartet Dr. Sandberg's Soul Clinic. Though the band was short-lived, "The Doctor", as he is still referred to, soon formed the first incarnation of the Mathias Sandberg Trio (aka M Sandberg Trio), which has since become a mainstay on the scene.


Sandberg also formed the Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, with whom he has toured in the USA and recorded two albums. To this day the duo still tours more extensively than any other jazz group in Finland. He is also the musical director, guitarist and arranger for the jazz vocal group Ginger Sisters.


Mathias Sandberg's critically acclaimed trio album

”The Doctor” was released in September, 2020.

 

NEW ALBUM
OUT NOW!


Mathias Sandberg - The Doctor

Sandberg's long-awaited trio album ”The Doctor” showcases his unique blend of hard swingin', groovy and soulful jazz with strong melodic writing, rhythmically playful improvisation and a delightful, almost telepathic interplay between the three.

 

"Superb debut album... such a fresh take on the genre...

his tone is gorgeous throughout... as tight as it gets."

-Rochester City News

”This is an excellent album... swings from start to finish.”

-Jazz Journal

"The perfect musical medication for any occasion" -All About Jazz

"Maailmanluokkainen en on se sana, joka levystä The Doctor nousee väistämättä mieleen...yksi Suomen parhaiten varjelluista salaisuuksista. Todellakin!" -Karjalainen

"Suvereenisti viihdyttävän kitarajazzin puutteesta kärsivien kannattaa hakeutua vaasalaisen tohtori Mathias Sandbergin vastaanotolle."

-Satakunnan Kansa

 
 

                                                  TOUR DATES 2021

                                            13 Feb 20:00 Ballad Sessions, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                            17 Feb 18:00 Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kuddnäs, Nykarleby - STREAM

                                            20 Feb 20:00 Clark Jakobsson Quartet, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                            27 Feb 20:00 Jonathan Bäckström Standard Trio, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa


                                            4 Mar 17:00   Ville Luukkonen Trio, Manala, Helsinki - CANCELED


                                            13 Mar 20:00 Dr. Sandberg's Electrotherapy, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa - LIVE STREAM


                                            27 Mar 20:00 Ginger Sisters, Ritz, Vaasa - CANCELED


                                            9 Apr 17:30    Mathias Sandberg Trio, April Jazz Club @ WeeGee, Espoo - CANCELED


                                            10 Apr 20:00  Ville Luukkonen Trio, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa - LIVE STREAM


                                            15 Apr 17:00  Ville Luukkonen Trio, Manala, Helsinki - CANCELED


                                            17 Apr 20:00  Mariah Hortans Quartet, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                            21 Apr 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kiiruun talo, Somero - NEW DATE 11/7


                                            22 Apr 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kaarina-talo, Kaarina - CANCELED


                                            23 Apr 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Maestoso-sali, Nurmijärvi - CANCELED

                                            24 Apr 20:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Hotelli-Ravintola Route, Laihia - NEW DATE 15/5

                                            9 May             Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Pirkkalan kunta - STREAM


                                            12 May 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Vieremän koulukeskus, Vieremä - NEW DATE 4/10


                                            13 May 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, ROM Rantsila osk, Rantsila - NEW DATE 3/10


                                            14 May 22:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Ravintola Pelimanni, Kaustinen - NEW DATE 10/9

                                            15 May 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Laihian nuorisoseuratalo, Laihia

                                             2 Jul 12:00    Jonathan Bäckström Trio, After Eight, Jakobstad


                                             3 Jul              Ginger Sisters, Tomatkarnevalen, Närpes - CANCELED

                                             7 Jul 18:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kultainen kori, Ähtäri

                                             8 Jul 17:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kunnanviraston terassi, Tervo


                                             9 Jul 18:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Penttilä-sali, Liperi

                                            10 Jul 11:00   Mathias Sandberg Trio, Satamatori, Puumala

                                            10 Jul 19:00   Mathias Sandberg Trio, Huhdasjärven kylätalo, Jaala

                                            11 Jul 15:00   Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kiiruun talo, Somero

                                            22 Jul 19:00   Jere Lahti Band, Fondis Street Jazz, Vaasa

                                            28 Jul             Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kahvila Saha, Kokkola

                                            29 Jul 21:00   Mathias Sandberg Trio, Korsholm Music Festival, Vaasa

                                            31 Jul 20:00   Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kyrö Distillery, Isokyro

                                            4 Aug             Jonathan Bäckström Trio, Teurastamo, Helsinki


                                            5 Aug 19:00   Mariah Hortans Quartet, Fondis Street Jazz, Vaasa

                                            8 Aug             Alessandro D'Anna Trio, Harju 8, Helsinki


                                            12 Aug           Ginger Sisters, Kuusamo


                                            13 Aug           Ginger Sisters, Ranua


                                            14 Aug           Ginger Sisters, Juuka


                                            22 Aug 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kuuhankaveden koulu, Hankasalmi


                                            23 Aug 19:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kotka Jazz @ Ravintola Kairo, Kotka


                                            24 Aug 19:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kulttuurikellari, Savonlinna


                                            25 Aug 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Orimattilan kotiseutumuseo, Orimattila


                                            26 Aug 19:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kangasala-talo, Kangasala


                                            27 Aug 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Pornaisten kirjasto, Pornainen


                                            28 Aug 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, REMY @ Rekolan Kino, Vantaa


                                            3 Sep 19:00   Mathias Sandberg Trio, KRS Jazz @ Jungman, Kristiinankaupunki


                                            10 Sep 22:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Ravintola Pelimanni, Kaustinen


                                            11 Sep           Ginger Sisters, Frans Henrikssonsalen, Närpes


                                            3 Oct 18:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, ROM Rantsila osk, Rantsila


                                            4 Oct              Mathias Sandberg Trio, TBA, Vieremä


                                            5 Oct              Mathias Sandberg Trio, Koululaiskonsertti, Outokumpu


                                            6 Oct              Mathias Sandberg Trio, Koululaiskonsertti, Liperi


                                            7 Oct 18:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Teatterisali, Viitasaari


                                            3 Nov 18:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Siikaisten kunnankirjasto, Siikainen


                                            4 Nov 18:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Grand, Porvoo


                                            5 Nov 14:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Villa Breda, Kauniainen


                                            6 Nov 12:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Luckan Helsingfors, Helsinki


                                            6 Nov 17:30    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Åbo konserthus, Turku


                                            7 Nov 16:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kaarina-talo, Kaarina


                                            14 Nov 16:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, TBA, Kuortane


                                            19 Nov 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Karkkilasali, Karkkila


                                            20 Nov 16:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Pyhtään kirkkko, Pyhtää


                                            21 Nov 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kaarinan kirkko, Kaarina


                                            22 Nov 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Pyhän Laurin kirkko, Vantaa


                                            23 Nov 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Hausjärven kirkko, Hausjärvi


                                            24 Nov 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Jokela-sali, Tuusula


                                            25 Nov 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Juupajoen valtuustosali, Juupajoki


                                            26 Nov 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Sahalahden kirkko, Kangasala


                                            27 Nov 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Nurmijärven kirkko, Nurmijärvi


                                            28 Nov 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kannuksen kirkko, Kannus


                                            29 Nov 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Pyhännän kirjasto, Pyhäntä


                                            30 Dec 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Pyhäjoen kirjasto, Pyhäjoki


                                            1 Dec 19:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kuusamotalo, Kuusamo


                                            2 Dec 18:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Taivalkosken kirkko, Taivalkoski


                                            3 Dec 19:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Rovaniemen kirkko, Rovaniemi


                                            4 Dec              Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Hotel Hullu Poro, Levi


                                            5 Dec 20:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Hotel Santa's Tunturi, Saariselkä


                                            6 Dec 20:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Hotel Santa's Tunturi, Saariselkä


                                            7 Dec 19:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, seurakuntakeskus, Hyrynsalmi

                                            8 Dec 19:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Pulkkilan kirkko, Pulkkila


                                            9 Dec 19:00    Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kouta-sali, Kajaani


                                            10 Dec 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kustaa Aadolfin kirkko, Iisalmi


                                            11 Dec 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Leppävirran kirkko, Leppävirta


                                            12 Dec 14:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Hartolan kirkko, Hartola


                                            13 Dec 18:30  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Risto Ryti sali, Huittinen


                                            14 Dec 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Teljän kirkko, Pori


                                            15 Dec 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Kauniaisten kirkko, Kauniainen


                                            16 Dec 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Someron kirkko, Somero


                                            17 Dec 18:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Viinikan kirkko, Tampere


                                            18 Dec 19:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Palosaaren kirkko, Vaasa


                                            19 Dec 15:00  Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, Vetelin kirkko, Veteli

 
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Mathias Sandberg

Kustaalantie 64

65300 Vaasa

FINLAND


sandbergmusic@gmail.com

+358 50 380 6027

 

Thanks to Svenska kulturfonden, Taike, MES, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse for financial support.

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