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​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 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.



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

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

                                            12 May 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Vieremän koulukeskus, Vieremä

                                            13 May 18:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, ROM Rantsila osk, Rantsila

                                            14 May 22:00 Mathias Sandberg Trio, Ravintola Pelimanni, Kaustinen

                                             3 Jul              Ginger Sisters, Tomatkarnevalen, Närpes

                                             7 Jul              Mathias Sandberg Trio, Hotelli Mesikämmen, Ähtäri

                                             8 Jul 17:00    Mathias Sandberg Trio, 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

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

                                            31 Jul             Mathias Sandberg, Kyrö Destillery, Isokyro

                                            12 Aug           Ginger Sisters, Kuusamo

                                            13 Aug           Ginger Sisters, Ranua

                                            14 Aug           Ginger Sisters, Juuka

                                            22 Aug           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 taidemuseo, Orimattila

                                            26 Aug           Mathias Sandberg Trio, Kangasala-talo, Kangasala

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

                                            28 Aug           Mathias Sandberg Trio, Rekolan Kino, Vantaa

                                            5 Oct              Mathias Sandberg Trio, Koululaiskonsertti, Outokumpu

                                            6 Oct              Mathias Sandberg Trio, Koululaiskonsertti, Liperi

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

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Mathias Sandberg

Kustaalantie 64

65300 Vaasa


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