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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 jazz guitarist and composer Mathias Sandberg is one of the hardest working musicians in the country.

For the past 15 years, he has been touring with some of the greatest artist on the Nordic jazz scene, including Georg Riedel, Pierre Swärd, Peter Asplund, Nick Mancini, Jukka Eskola, Teppo Mäkynen, Manuel Dunkel and many others. Sandberg plays a hundred or so concerts a year and has toured both Europe and the United States.

Sandberg's 2020 album The Doctor received both huge critical review and airplay on jazz radio stations in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia.

 

His highly anticipated new album The Captain was released in March 2023, followed by a 50-date nationwide tour.

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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 Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, with whom he has released three albums and played more than 700 concerts both domestically and in the US.

Sandberg also fomed 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, which has since become the hardest touring jazz group in Finland.

​In the last two years, the Mathias Sandberg Trio has in spite of several lockdowns, played more than 100 concerts from Enontekiö in the North to Helsinki in the South - in line with their socially and environmentally informed motto of bringing jazz to the people, not the other way around.

NEW
ALBUM
OUT NOW!

Mathias Sandberg - The Captain

Sandberg's highly anticipated new trio album The Captain 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.

A MODERN CLASSIC


Mathias Sandberg - The Doctor

Sandberg's debut solo album The Doctor (2020) received both huge critical review and airplay on jazz radio stations in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia.

"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

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Mathias Sandberg - Screwin' (Official Video)

Mathias Sandberg - Screwin' (Official Video)

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Mathias Sandberg - Not Yet (Official Video)

Mathias Sandberg - Not Yet (Official Video)

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Mathias Sandberg - Good Enough (Ain't Good Enough) (Official Video)

Mathias Sandberg - Good Enough (Ain't Good Enough) (Official Video)

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Mathias Sandberg - A Spring Thing (Official Video)

Mathias Sandberg - A Spring Thing (Official Video)

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                                                  TOUR DATES 2024

                                              2 Feb 20:00  DUKE - 125 years of Ellington, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                              3 Feb 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, SaloJazz @ Musine, Salo

                                              4 Feb 19:00  DUKE - 125 years of Ellington, SunJazz @ Tenho, Helsinki

                                            14 Feb 18:00  Mathias Sandberg solo - Valentine's Day Special!, Lulu's, Helsinki

                                             16 Feb 20:00  Zacharias Holmkvist Quartet, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                             21 Feb 19:00  Zacharias Holmkvist Quartet, JeppisJazz @ After Eight, Jakobstad

                                             21 Mar 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kaarina-talo, Kaarina

                                             23 Mar 20:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                             30 Mar 20:00  Nick Cavoli Quintet, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                               3 Apr 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, JazzJkl @ Poppari, Jyväskylä

                                               4 Apr 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Järvenpää-talo, Järvenpää

                                               8 Apr 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Pamiosali, Paimio

                                               9 Apr 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Loimaan Taidetalo, Loimaa

                                          

                                             10 Apr 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Inkoon kirjasto, Inkoo

                                             18 Apr 17:00  Manala Afterwork Jazz w/ Mathias Sandberg, Manala, Helsinki

                                             19 Apr 20:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Porvoo Jazz Club@Vanha 123, Porvoo

                                             26 Apr 20:00  Jam Session w/ Mathias Sandberg & Friends, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa

                                             18 May 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Rosenlew-museo, Pori

                                             25 May 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kalevan Navetta, Seinäjoki

                                             12 Jun 20:00  DUKE - 125 years of Ellington, Kahvila Saha, Kokkola

                                             13 Jun 18:00  DUKE - 125 years of Ellington, Torgare Prästgård, Kronoby

                                             14 Jun 20:00  DUKE - 125 years of Ellington, Kahvibaari, Kannus

                                             18 Jun 18:00  DUKE - 125 years of Ellington, Teurastamo, Helsinki

                                             20 Jun 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Fondis Street Jazz, Vaasa

                                             25 Jun 21:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Jumpru x OMJ Jazzpatio, Oulu

                                             28 Jun 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kiiruun puisto, Somero

                                             29 Jun 21:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Saltbodan, Loviisa

                                                3 Jul 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, På Krogen, Sipoo

                                                4 Jul 17:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Danielson-Kalmarin huvila, Vääksy

                                                5 Jul 22:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Baltic Jazz Festival, Taalintehdas

                                              12 Jul 18:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kotiseututalo Röytty, Taipalsaari

                                              13 Jul 12:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Satamatori, Puumala

                                              13 Jul 19:00  Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kulttuurikellari, Savonlinna

                                              16 Jul            Mathias Sandberg, Mojo, Copenhagen, DENMARK

                                              17 Jul            Mathias Sandberg, Tisvilde Jazz Festival, Tisvilde, DENMARK

                                              18 Jul            Mathias Sandberg, tba, Roskilde, DENMARK

                                              19 Jul            Mathias Sandberg, Utopia Jazz, Göteborg, SWEDEN

                                              20 Jul            Mathias Sandberg, Unity Jazz, Göteborg, SWEDEN

                                              31 Jul            Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kirkkokylän tori, Nurmijärvi

                                              1 Aug            Zacharias Holmkvist Quartet, Fondis Street Jazz, Vaasa

                                              7 Aug            Zacharias Holmkvist Quartet, Kokkola Sea Jazz, Kokkola

                                              8 Aug            Mathias Sandberg Trio, Espoon kulttuurikeskus, Espoo

                                              9 Aug            Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kaupunkijazz, Ylöjärvi

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Mathias Sandberg

Kustaalantie 64

65300 Vaasa

FINLAND


sandbergmusic@gmail.com

+358 50 380 6027

Thanks to Svenska kulturfonden, Taike, Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, MES, Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet, Eugène Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse, Konstsamfundet and SKiB for financial support.

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