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Niklas Winter is a finnish jazz guitarist and composer. Winter has made 7 records as a leader and has been active as a sideman in several bands. He also runs his own jazzlabel Abovoice. During the years Winter has performed with; Kenny Wheeler, Ulf Wakenius, Kirite Kanawa, Jesse Van Ruller, Cameron Brown, Henry Lowther, Ted Curson, Lars Jansson, Jukkis Uotila, Teemu Viinikainen, Karl-Martin Almqvist, Fumio Yasuda, Ino Nobuyoshi, Jani Moder, Morten Lund, Jesper Bodilsen, Severi Pyysalo and many more..

Winter has a fresh, modern sound. This is original and very exciting music and Niklas Winter Quartet has surely been a great experience at many festivals. Tor Hammerø /Jazznyt (Norway)

Winter is a true sophisticated original on the guitar in Finland. Timo Vähäsilta /Rytmi (Finland)

Niklas Winter’s poetic playing shows great knowledge of improvisational skills. Jörgen Östberg /Orkester Journalen (Sweden)

” In Winter’s playing listener can hear plainness and intelligence. Winter’s improvisations and harmonies look back to the history of jazz but also expresses the atmosphere of today.”Hiroki Sugita/Jazz Life (Japan)

Trust in fact, was key, as was a fundamental sense of good time. Without a drummer or a bassist, and with the two guitarists sometimes dissolving into spare sections where time was, at best, suggested, it became even more essential that the two could internalize that time and know where it was, without it being explicitly there. It’s in the context of the duo that an artist is at his/her most exposed; not only are their abilities, instincts and improvisational élan laid bare, but their communication skills—or lack thereof—are impossible to disguise. Viinikainen and Winter needn’t have worried, as it was clear, from their Tampere Jazz Happening performance, that this was a duo communicating at a very deep level, playing relatively quiet music that was, nevertheless, thoroughly captivating.

JOHN
KELMAN / ALL ABOUT JAZZ (USA)

NEW ALBUM ’YOU’ BY HESS WINTER HUNTLEY RELEASED ON THE 15TH OF SEPTEMBER! 

EMIL HESS (DK) – TENOR SAXOPHONE, NIKLAS WINTER (FIN) – GUITAR, RICHARD HUNTLEY (USA) – DRUMS

 Listen and buy

Hess Winter Huntley video:

https://youtu.be/cfP_Uwqk2fw

Upcoming concerts

Look at ’ concerts ’ for a full list of upcoming and past performances.

 

 2019

4.1.  Tiirikkala, Turku, Finland.

with Jusu Heinonen – saxophone, Vesa Saloranta – bass.

https://www.tiirikkala.fi/ohjelmisto/

30.1.   The Local Culture Hostel & Café, Jyväskylä, Finland.

with guitarist Sangyeon Park. (Korea)

http://www.thelocalhostel.fi/en/home/

31.1.  Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland.

with guitarist Sangyeon Park. (Korea)

https://www.korjaamo.fi/fi/tapahtumat/2019/01/31/niklas-winter-&-sangyeon-park

2.2.   Tiirikkala, Turku, Finland.

with guitarist Sangyeon Park. (Korea)

https://www.tiirikkala.fi 

14-17.2.   Concerts in St.Petersburg, Russia.

with guitarist Andrei Ryabov. (Russia/USA)

14.2   JFC Club, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Duo with guitarist Andrei Ryabov.

 https://jfc-club.spb.ru

15.2   Dom 7 Jazz Club, St.Petersburg, Russia.

Quartet with guitarist Andrei Ryabov and rhythm section.

https://vk.com/dom_7

16.2   Summer Garden Café, St.Petersburg, Russia. (Daytime)

Duo with guitarist Andrei Ryabov.

16.2  Matisse, St.Petersburg, Russia. (Evening)

Duo with guitarist Andrei Ryabov.

22.2.  Gallerie Arleth, Falster, Denmark.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone and Richard Huntley (USA) – drums.

https://www.arleth.dk

23.2.  Kulturhuset Brönden, Bröndby Strand, Denmark

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

bronden@brondby.dk

24.2.   Copenhagen Winter Jazz, Christians Kirken, Denmark.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

27.2.   Juttutupa, Helsinki, Finland.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

https://www.juttutupa.fi

 28.2.   Poppari, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

http://ravintolapoppari.fi

2.3.   The Doo-bop Jazz Club, Vaasa, Finland.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

http://doobop.fi

 5.3.   Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

http://www.au.dk

6.3.   Turku Jazz Festival, Finland.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

http://www.turkujazz.fi

9.3.   Validi Karkia Klubi, Pori, Finland.

Hess Winter Huntley Trio

Emil Hess – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Richard Huntley – drums.

 https://www.facebook.com/validikarkia/

22.3.  Bar & Grill Lanko, Loimaa, Finland.

with Sampo Hiukkanen Trio. Sampo Hiukkanen – saxophone, Eero Seppä – bass, Ville Luukkonen – drums.

https://www.facebook.com/events/560804201069969/

9.4.   WAM, Turku, Finland.

with guitarist Andrei Ryabov. (Russia/USA)

http://www.wam.fi

10.4   Local Culture Hostel Café, Jyväskylä, Finland.

with guitarist Andrei Ryabov. (Russia/USA)

https://www.thelocalhostel.fi/en/cafe/

10.5.  Poppari, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Tuomas Paukku – guitar. + rhythm section.

http://ravintolapoppari.fi

17.5-27.5.   Japan Tour

17.5   Jam In The Box, Chigasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

With Eisuke Kato – piano, Motoaki Kasahara – bass, Sumito Oi – drums.

https://www.facebook.com/jitb1153/?rf=683776661761665

18.5.  Satin Doll, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan.

With Eisuke Kato – piano, Motoaki Kasahara – bass, Sumito Oi – drums.

https://www.satin-doll.jp

19.5.  Dolphy, Yokohama, Japan.

With Eisuke Kato – piano, Motoaki Kasahara – bass, Sumito Oi – drums.

https://dolphy-jazzspot.com

20.5.  Juhla Tokyo, Sendagi, Tokyo, Japan.

Niklas Winter solo!

https://www.facebook.com/juhlatokyo/

23.5   Cafein, Asakaya, Tokyo, Japan.

Niklas Winter with DJ Akihiro Yamamoto.

https://www.facebook.com/cafein.1117com/?ref=content_filter

24.5.  Shibuya Cafe & Diner Studio, Tokyo.

Niklas Winter with DJ Yutaka Shiomi and dancer Masumi Endo.

https://www.facebook.com/cafedinerstudio/

25.5   Italia Shokudo 910, Kyoto, Japan.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Suomi Morishita – guitar.

https://www.facebook.com/itasyoku910

26.5.  Aotani Music Hall, Kobe, Japan.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Suomi Morishita – guitar.

https://jazzupjapan.jimdo.com/venues/aotani-ongaku-dou/

27.5.  Common Café, Osaka, Japan.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Suomi Morishita – guitar.

http://talkin-about.com

1.7-7.7.   Japan Tour

with Emil Hess (DK) and others. Dates, venues and personnel to be announced soon!

22.7-28.7.  Tour in Finland with Lorenzo Cominoli 

Other venues to be announced soon!

24.7   Iniö Church, Iniö, Finland.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli (IT) – guitar.

20.8.  Nuoro Jazz Festival, Sardinia, Italy.

with Max The Aloe Baltic Trio.

Max De Aloe (IT) – chromatic harmonica, Niklas Winter – guitar, Jesper Bodilsen (DK) – bass.

http://www.entemusicalenuoro.it

21.8-28.8   Tour in Italy with Lorenzo Cominoli

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli (IT) – guitar.

Venues TBA soon.

4-11.11 Tour in Korea

Niklas Winter – guitar, Sangyeon Park – guitar, Yunmi Kang – vocals.

Venues to be announced soon!

 

news

Looking forward to my nine concerts with jazz quartet, duo, solo and with DJ’s and dancers this May in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto.

2019 will be the year when I celebrate my 50 years on this planet. I will celebrate it by doing many concerts and with a new CD as well.

I’ll started new projects with guitarists Sangyeon Park from Korea, Andrei Ryabov from Russia and with Lorenzo Cominoli from Italy. But naturally I will keep the ’old ones’ also alive.

Band projects will be my large ensemble doing the Graduale Aboense material and also bringing to life my old Quartet with Swedish saxophonist Fredrik Nordström.

Cheers,

Niklas