Anders Nilsson

Anders Nilsson is known for his versatility, command, and tone, guitarist and composer Anders Nilsson is featured in numerous contexts. He moved to New York in 2000 after having worked as a musician in Sweden for a number of years. He currently leads Anders Nilsson Group, and Anders Nilsson’s AORTA (in Sweden), and The Hot Trio (an Ellington project), co-leads Fulminate Trio together with percussionist Michael Evans and bassist Ken Filiano, and ExPosed Blues Duo with vocalist Fay Victor. He also plays solo guitar shows. He has performed and/or recorded with many musicians across the blues/jazz/experimental spectrum such as Sabir Mateen, Daniel Carter, Raoul Björkenheim, Eugene Chadbourne, Paquito D’Rivera, William Parker, Elliot Sharp, Fay Victor Ensemble, poet John Sinclair, art-metal band Angelblood. Always into interdisciplinary interaction, he has collaborated with Butoh artist Akira Kasai and theatre director Doris Mirescu. Nilsson’s work as a composer includes music for short films, dance performances, theatre plays, as well as a book of compositions for ensembles and solo guitar of which some can be heard on 5 critically acclaimed albums.