Mathias J piano

Location: Manhattan, NYC


Education

  • Bachelors of Jazz Performance from the Jazz-Institute Berlin
  • Masters of Music in Jazz from Manhattan School of Music

Experience

  • Mathias enjoys teaching piano to students of all ages

Bio

Mathias is a musician who has worked professionally for over a decade. Music has brought him around the world, and he has toured through most of Europe, Israel and the US. He has grown to become a musician with an acute sensitivity, and presence. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mathias got involved with music at the age of 9 when he taught himself to read sheet music at the piano. While piano has remained one of his main instruments, at age 10 he picked up the electric bass and music gradually found a way deeper into his life. In 2013 he moved to Berlin for his bachelor in Jazz Perfomance. Here he studied under and drew from the musical experiences of many internationally renowned artists including, Greg Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Hollenbeck and Jim Black. In Berlin, Mathias gained a lot of professional experience playing and touring with a variety of bands of ensembles, most notably HOLON TRIO. In 2015 the band won a prize at the International Burghausener Jazzpreis along with an hour-long feature on Bayerischer Rundfunk (a main radiostation in Germany).

In the fall of 2018 Mathias went to New York to become part of the vibrant world epicenter of jazz, and to study for his masters degree at Manhattan School of Music. At MSM he was the student of bass legend Buster Williams, and a student of composition under Jim McNeely’s. In May 2020 he graduated and moved back to Copenhagen due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Since coming back to New York Mathias has been busy playing shows around town continues to be an in demand musician

 


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