Mathias Eick

Ravensburg album cover

New album out on March 2nd 2018

Upcoming events

Moskva Jazz festival, RU

Bergen jazzforum NO- Sesong åpning

Bjørg Vik Festivalen_ Porsgrunn NO

Dortmund_Domicil, DE

Dresden_Tonne, DE

Berlin -A-Trane, DE

Drammen/ union Scene, NO

Bølgen _ Larvik, NO

Ravensburg, DE

JazzOUT, Heerlen, NE

Past events

2018

Jul 20th-Moldejazz, Molde Norway
May 4th-Maijazz, Stavanger
Apr 26th-Unterfahrt, Munchen (DE)
Apr 25th-Mainz, Frankfurter Hof (DE)
Apr 23rd-Ronnie Scotts, London (UK)
Apr 8th-Middelburg (NL)
Apr 7th-Paradox, Tilburg (NL)
Apr 6th-Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (NL)
Mar 24th-Kilden Kulturhus, Kristiansand
Mar 23rd-Victoria, Oslo
Mar 22nd-Dokkhuset, Trondheim
Mar 21st-AdLib, Bodø
Mar 20th-Urijazz, Tønsberg
Mar 8th-Arendal Jazzklubb

2017

Dec 2nd-Hallen, Eidsfoss
Nov 15th-Oslo Konserthus
Oct 27th-Rotterdam, Lantarenvenster
Sep 29th-Horten Jazzklubb
Aug 27th-Jazz at Bran Castle RO
Jul 15th-Park der Gärten in Bad Zwischenahn DE
Jun 29th-Festspillene Nord Norge
Jun 23rd-Kafka, Gjøvik
May 27th-Jazz dans le bocage FR
May 13th-Bølgen, Larvik
Apr 29th-Elijazzen
Mar 1st-Urijazz, Tønsberg
Feb 28th-IbsenHuset, Skien
Feb 17th-Serendip Festival Oslo

2016

Oct 28th-Umeaå jazz
Oct 10th-Koblenz Cafe Hahn, DE
Oct 9th-Freiburg Jazzhaus, DE
Oct 8th-München Unterfahrt, DE
Oct 7th-Germany: Hamm – Kurhaus
Oct 6th-Güstersloh Stadtdhalle, DE
Sep 3rd-Essingen, de
Aug 27th-Germany: Wesel – Schloss Diersfordt Festival
Aug 12th-Austria: Lech am Arlberg - Alte Postgarage – Festival
Apr 29th-Friedrichshafen - Casino
Apr 28th-Karlsruhe – Tollhaus
Apr 27th-Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn
Apr 26th-Erlangen - E-Werk
Apr 24th-Ingolstadt - Bürgerhaus
Apr 23rd-Landsberg - Stadttheater
Apr 9th-Münster – Sound Lake City
Apr 7th-Theater Schuttershof, Middelburg, NL
Apr 6th-Bimhuis Amsterdam, NL
Feb 26th-Victoria, Oslo, Midwest with strings

2015

Dec 3rd-Salon IKSV, Istanbul
Nov 27th-Dokkhuset, Trondheim
Nov 14th-Gschwend Musikwinter Evangelische kirche Germany
Nov 13th-Bielsko-biala festival, Polen
Nov 12th-Bernau, Ofenbar, Germany
Oct 12th- Ludwigshafen, das Haus (Enjoy Jazz), Germany
Oct 11th-Frankfurter Hof, Germany
Oct 9th-Hallen, Eidsfoss
Sep 23rd-Bærum kulturhus
Jul 24th-Junas Festival, France
Jul 5th-Jazzbaltica
Jul 2nd-Kongsberg Jazz festival Norway
May 9th-Maijazz, Stavanger Norway
Apr 25th-Jazzahead Bremen
Apr 23rd-JazzKaar Tallin
Apr 18th-Kaiserslautern
Feb 22nd-TivVre, Utrecht
Feb 21st-NSJC, Amsterdam
Feb 20th- STORM! Festival, Ostend (B)
Feb 19th-LantarenVenster, Rotterdam

2014

Nov 28th-Flekkefjord Jazzklubb, Norway
Nov 21st-Cosmopolite Scene, Oslo, Norway
Nov 7th-Skien Jazzdraget, Norway
Nov 1st-Tampere, Jazz happening, Tampere, Finland
Oct 17th-Dølajazz, Lillehammer, Norway
Oct 12th-Jazz på Jølster, Norway
Oct 10th-Bergen Jazzforum, Norway
Oct 4th-Jarasum jazzfestival, Korea
Oct 3rd-Seoul, Korea
Sep 25th-Stavanger Jazzforum, Stavanger, Norway
Jun 6th-Dusseldorf - Jazz Rally
Feb 14th-Nasjonal Jazzscene

2013

Aug 5th-Park der Gärten
Aug 4th-Pumpwerk, Wilhelmshaveb
Jun 20th-Festspillene in North Norway, Harstad
Jun 18th-Midtsommerjazzfestival, Ålesund
May 4th-Ampere, Munich
May 3rd-Centralstation, Darmstadt
May 2nd-Stadtgarten, Köln
Apr 29th-Jazz Ahead, Bremen
Apr 16th-Voss Jazzfestival, Voss
Mar 22nd-Paradox Tilburg, (NL)
Mar 20th-Tromsø Jazzklubb, Tromsø
Mar 19th-Dokkhuset, Trondheim
Mar 18th-Sardinen, Bergen
Mar 17th-Stavanger Jazzforum, Stavanger
Mar 12th-Union Scene, Drammen
Mar 11th-Hadeland Jazzforum, Hadeland
Mar 7th-Arendal Jazzklubb, Arendal
Mar 6th-Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo
Ravensburg album cover

Ravensburg

Year
2018
Record label

Helge Andreas Norbakken, drums, Torstein Lofthus, drums, Audun Erlien, bass, Andreas Ulvo, piano, Mathias Eick, trompet & vokal,  Håkon Aase, fiolin

Release March 2nd 2018

Midwest

Midwest album cover
Year
2015
Record label
ECM

Mathias Eick: trumpet; Gjermund Larsen: violin; Jon Balke: piano; Mats Eilertsen: double bass; Helge Norbakken: percussion

Skala

Skala album cover
Year
2011
Record label
ECM

Mathias Eick / trumpet, Andreas Ulvo / piano, Audun Erlien / electric bass, Torstein Lofthus / drums, Gard Nilssen / drums, Morten Qvenild / keyboards, Tore Brunborg / tenor saxophone, Sidsel Walstad / harp

The Door

The Door album cover
Year
2008
Record label
ECM

Mathias Eick - (trumpet, guitar, vibraphone), Jon Balke - (piano, electric piano), Audun Kleive - (drums, percussion), Audun Erlien - (electric bass, guitar), Stian Carstensen - (pedal steel guitar)

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Bio & press


Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Mathias Eick (b. 1979) has for a long time been named one of the world’s major jazz talents. With his fourth release on renowned ECM Records he is well on his way to make a home run. While his earlier editions and musicianship have been characterized by a life spent travelling, constantly heading towards new goals and destinations, the album Ravensburg witnesses a mature artist finding his unique and distinguished musical expression.


The album is a voyage back home, a reflection on his life situation, with music as an important impetus and his family as a foundation. About Ravensburg he muses: “My inspiration has been my family, my beloved, my little children who never stop to amaze me, and all the emotional situations we experience on the stage where we mostly hang around, that is home”.
To Eick his life consists of jigsaw puzzle pieces. Thousands of them. Like those he and his siblings were given each Christmas by their German grandmother from the jigsaw puzzle town, Ravensburg. Motifs of Alpine scenery and Tyrolean houses in a constant battle against the vacuum cleaner. Tracks titled “Family”, “Children”, “Friends” and “Parents” clearly demonstrate more profound metaphors and furthermore, that all these pieces play a decisive role in his life, artistically as well as privately.


Eick has been awarded prestigious prizes, like the International Jazz Festival Organization’s “International Jazz Talent” prize, the Statoil scholarship and the DNB-prize. Having finished his education at NTNU Trondheim’s jazz studies, he soon gained success working with artists like Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Chick Corea, Jaga Jazzist, Iro Haarla, Many Katché, Elvira Nikolaisen and Jacob Young. In 2008 Eick released his first solo album on ECM, The Door, followed by tours around the world with various constellations and projects. As trumpeter, vibraphonist, double bass player, guitarist or piano player he has performed on far more than 100 recordings.


The eminent Ravensburg sextet include two drummers, Torstein Lofthus and Helge Andreas Norbakken, bass player Audun Erlien, piano player Andreas Ulvo and violinist Håkon Aase together with Eick himself. As usual, and in good ECM tradition, the music is produced by Manfred Eicher and recorded by Jan-Erik Kongshaug in Rainbow Studio, Oslo. “On this occasion I wanted to pursue a more melodic and rhythmic tradition and merge with the lyrical, Nordic ECM-aesthetics that I grew up with. My intention has been to bring the music back to Nordic regions and to make it more personal. To portray the strong emotions of life without words.”
His fourth album has also been the most challenging in his career so far. As composer and musician, it has been a struggle to conquer musical stagnation and periods of challenges. The result is an album where emotions stick to every breath. Ravensburg concerns the interplay of human beings, an interplay where all the pieces enact their part of the big jigsaw puzzle named life and where Mathias Eick in earnest proves on which shelf he has carved out for himself.