Hard Swingin', Groovy
& Soulful Jazz
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 jazz 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.
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, 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 local jazz 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 long awaited album ”The Doctor” will be released in the fall of 2020.
5 Feb 21:30 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Moriskan Jazz Club, Malmö, SWEDEN
7 Feb 21:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Unity Jazz, Göteborg, SWEDEN
8 Feb 21:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Unity Jazz, Göteborg, SWEDEN
11 Feb 19:30 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Torst Company, Vaasa
14 Feb Rickard Slotte Trio, private event
15 Feb 18:00 Ginger Sisters, Akustiikka, Ylivieska
21 Feb Mariah Hortans / M Sandberg Duo, private event
22 Feb 20:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa
10 Apr 20:00 Jam Session w/ M Sandberg Trio , Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa - CANCELED
11 Apr 20:00 Clark Jakobsson Quartet, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa - CANCELED
18 Apr Ginger Sisters, Finntastic Festival, Stockholm, SWEDEN - CANCELED
19 Apr Ginger Sisters, Engelen, Stockholm, SWEDEN - CANCELED
20 Apr Ginger Sisters, Borlänge Jazzklub, Borlänge, SWEDEN - CANCELED
25 Apr 20:00 Bill Evans Tribute, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa - CANCELED
30 Jun 19:00 Sandberg / Heinola / Bäckström, Kahvila Saha, Kokkola
1 Jul 19:00 Sandberg / Heinola / Bäckström, Fiika Cafe, Pietarsaari
30 Jul 19:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Patio Street Jazz, Vaasa
31 Jul Ginger Sisters, Korsholm Music Festival, Vaasa - CANCELED
31 Jul Mathias Sandberg Trio, Korsholm Music Festival, Vaasa - CANCELED
14 Aug Julie London Tribute, Kvarken Brewery Gastropub & Pizzeria, Raippaluoto
11 Sep Mathias Sandberg Trio, Frans Henriksonssalen, Närpiö
12 Sep 20:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Doo-Bop Club, Vaasa
18 Sep Mathias Sandberg Trio, Aseman Majatalo, Nivala
1 Oct Mathias Sandberg Trio, Jeppis Jazz Festival, Pietarsaari