Mats Eilertsen

born on 4/3/1975 in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

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Mats Eilertsen

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Mats Eilertsen

Mats Eilertsen (born 4 March 1975 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician and composer.[1] He is known for recording with numerous bands, including the Maria Kannegaard Trio, Ola Kvernberg, Nils Økland, Eldbjørg Raknes, Anders Aarum Trio, Eirik Hegdal, Sverre Gjørvad, Nymark Collective, SKRUK, «Jazzmob», «Dingobats», Håkon Kornstad Trio, Food with Iain Ballamy, Jacob Young Band, Solveig Slettahjell's Slow Motion Orchestra, Håvard Wiik Trio, and «JazzCode».[2]


Eilertsen attended the Trondheim Musikkonservatorium, where he participated in the Jazz program and was part of the Jazz band Dingobats along with fellow students Eirik Hegdal (saxophones), Njål Ølnes (tenor saxophone), Thomas Dahl (guitar) and Sverre Gjørvad (drums), primarily playing Hegdals compositions. He has two band releases as leader of the band Turanga, with band members Fredrik Ljungkvist, Ernst Reijseger, and Thomas Strønen. He also performed with the quartet «Parish», with some of the same members as of «Turanga». In 2006, he released the album Constellations (Jazzaway Records), with the Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila's trio, along with Olavi Luohivuori.[1][2][3]


  • 2002: Kongsberg Jazz Award, within Håkon Kornstad Trio


Solo projects
  • 2005: Turanga (Aim Records), with Turanga (voted this year's release of the Japanese jazz magazine Music Magazine)[4]
  • 2006: Flux (Aim Records), with Turanga
  • 2009: Radio Yonder (Hubro) with Tore Brunborg, Olavi Luohivuori, and Thomas T. Dahl
  • 2011: SkyDive (Hubro)
Within Dingobats
  • 1998: The New Dingobats Generation
  • 2002: Pöck (Bergland Productions), which featured Live Maria Roggen (vocals)
  • 2004: Follow (Jazzaway Records)
Within Food (Iain Ballamy, Arve Henriksen & Thomas Strønen)
  • 2000: Food (Feral Records)
  • 2001: Organic and GM Food (Feral Records)
  • 2002: Veggie (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2004: Last Supper (Rune Grammofon)
Within Tord Gustavsen Ensemble/Quartet
  • 2009: Restored, Returned (ECM Records)
  • 2011: The Well (ECM Records)
  • 2014: Extended Circle (ECM Records)
with Jacob Young
  • Evening Falls (ECM, 2004)
  • Sideways (ECM, 2008)
Compilation projects
  • 2007: Short Stories (Aim Records) with Frode Haltli and Torbjørn Dyrud
  • 2010: Elegy (Hubro) with Harmen Fraanje and Thomas Strønen
With Yelena Eckemoff
  • 2012: Forget-me-not (L & H Production)


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