Being one of Norways most promising young talents for over a decade, Mathias Eick moves steadily towards being one of the finest musicians from the Northern regions, regardless of age group and genre. Eick has marvellous range of achievements to show for himself; in 2007 he won the International Jazz Talent, awarded to him by the International Jazz Festivals Organization situated in New York. He then won the Statoil Scholarship in 2009, undoubtedly the largest scholarship in Norway, and this spring he released his third album on one of the worlds most influential jazz record labels, ECM.
In the meantime Eick keeps himself busy participating on several albums playing either trumpet, double bass, vibraphone, piano, guitar, or in his own words “anything needed.” Some of his collaborators have been, among a vast amount of others, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Chick Corea, Iro Haarla, Manu Katché and Jacob Young.
Eicks band is currently a five-piece, featuring drums, bass, piano, violin and Eick himself. The lineup changes invariably as all the participating musicians are amongst Norways finest, but for the most part the band consists of Andreas Ulvo (piano), Torstein Lofthus (drums), and Audun Erlien (bass) and Håkon Aase (violin). The music is composed by Eick and pays tribute to both the truly unique Scandinavian soundscape, as well as the lyricism and melancholy of the American master trumpeter Kenny Wheeler.

Personal info & experience

Personal information

Name Birth date Birthplace City Country
26/08 2015


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Albums as band member

Midwest, Mathias Eick 2015
Skala, Mathias Eick 2011
The Door, Mathias Eick 2008


Cover Title Length Album
Skala 6:20 Skala
Edinburgh 5:10 Skala
June 4:19 Skala
Oslo 5:30 Skala
Joni 5:56 Skala
Biermann 6:11 Skala
Day After 4:55 Skala
Epilogue 3:20 Skala
The Door The Door
Stavanger The Door
Cologne Blues The Door
October The Door
December The Door
Williamsburg The Door
Fly The Door
Porvoo The Door
Midwest Midwest
Hem Midwest
March Midwest
At Sea Midwest
Dakota Midwest
Lost Midwest
Fargo Midwest
November Midwest