Dates & Times
Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1. 196 Allen Street, New York, NY
Elsa Nilsson Quartet at Rockwood Music Hall
Combining the rich heritage of her Swedish homeland with modern jazz and varied musical influences from around the world, Nilsson and her Quartet will showcase arrangements of Swedish Traditional music as well as original compositions at Rockwood Music Hall, stage 1 (196 Allen Street, New York, NY) on Sunday, July 16th, 6 pm and Sunday August 27th, 6 pm.
Nilsson believes that all folk music (including jazz) has a common thread, and that by weaving these threads together, a deeper, more intimate understanding among contrasting cultures can be reached. It is in this spirit that Elsa's "absolutely gorgeous” (Karen Pauley, KSER, Seattle) compositions shine through. During this performance you can expect a wide range of styles to surface in an exciting journey through cultures and time periods as the band weaves new paths though the music.
Each member of the band brings his or her own flavor to the music, creating a cohesive thread in a cross-cultural musical exchange that holds jazz at its core. With Nilsson leading on flute, the band also features Jeff McLaughlin on Guitar, Alex Minier on Bass and Cody Rahn on Drums and Percussion.
“Elsa has a beautiful conception of music.” -Chris Potter, renowned jazz saxophonist
"... so much creativity" -Hubert Laws, award-winning jazz flutist
“Elsa's sound is strong and she is expanding horizons as a flutist.” -Jovino Santos Neto, Grammy nominated composer