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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)

ALBUM ’YOU’ BY HESS WINTER HUNTLEY RELEASED ON THE 15TH OF SEPTEMBER 2018

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

 

 

10.8.  Bossa Jazz Festival, Parainen, Finland.

With guitarist and singer Sergio Machado.(Brasil)

www.bossajazzfestival.com

20.8.  Nuoro Jazz Festival, Sardinia, Italy.

With Max de Aloe Baltic Trio.

Max de Aloe – chromatic harmonica, Niklas Winter – guitar, Jesper Bodilsen – bass.

www.entemusicalenuoro.it

21.8.  Church of S. Giovanni Battista, Campellomonti, Italy.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli – guitar.

22.8.  Circolo Arci ’Amici del Po’, Monticelli, Italy.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli – guitar.

www.amicidelpo.eu

23.8.  Festival Musica in Villa, Udine, Italy.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli – guitar.

 24.8.  Orta Jazz Festival, Orta, Italy.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli – guitar.

www.facebook.com/ortajazzfestival/

25.8.  TBA, Italy.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Lorenzo Cominoli – guitar.

31.8   Satasoitto Festival, Harjavalta, Finland. (3PM)

With Julia Korkman – vocals. Tribute concert to Claes Andersson.

https://www.satasoitto.fi

31.8.  Forneldarnasnatt, Leonella, Iniö. (Evening)

Niklas Winter – guitar, Julia Korkman – vocals.

https://www.facebook.com/Leonellainio/

5-10.11   Tour In Korea.

With guitarist Sangyeon Park and vocalist/pianist Yunmi Kang + guests.

5.11   Once In A Blue Moon, Seoul, Korea.

Niklas Winter – guitar,  Sangyeon Park – guitar, Yunmi Kang – vocal, double bass – TBA.

http://www.onceinabluemoon.co.kr/main/

6.11   Vinga, Seoul, Korea.

Niklas Winter – guitar, Sangyeon Park – guitar.

http://www.vinga.co.kr/

7.11.  Positive Zero Lounge, Seoul, Korea.

Niklas Winter – guitar,  Sangyeon Park – guitar, Yunmi Kang – vocal, double bass – TBA.

https://www.positivezero.co.kr/

8.11   Ghetto, Seoul, Korea.

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

https://www.facebook.com/seongsughetto/

9.11   Mullae Jazz In, Seoul, Korea.

Niklas Winter – guitar,  Sangyeon Park – guitar, Yunmi Kang – vocal, double bass – TBA.

https://blog.naver.com/mullaejazz

10.11   The Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea.

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

http://www.clayarch.org/index.do

13.11 Poppari, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Niklas Winter Modern Mainstream Trio:

Niklas Winter – guitar, Petri Jaakonaho – bass, Touko Ruokolainen – rummut.

http://ravintolapoppari.fi

28.11 Wanha Paloasema, Oulu, Finland.

Niklas Winter Modern Mainstream Quartet:

Niklas Winter – guitar, Sami Juntunen – piano, Katariina Kuure – basso, Olli Estola – ruumut.

https://www.raflaamo.fi/fi/oulu/vanha-paloasema-oulu

12.12  Black Sheep, Jakobstad, Finland.

Niklas Winter Modern Mainstream

http://blacksheeppub.yhteystietopalvelu.com/index.php

 

2020

 

9.1.  Bar Ö, Turku, Finland.

Niklas Winter Modern Mainstream

https://www.facebook.com/oebarcafe/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

news

In the beginning of November I’ll do a tour in South Korea playing mostly in Seoul. So, if you’re around please join me! Ill be playing with guitarist Sangyeon Park and also with singer Yunmi Kang and other musicians. Looking very much forward to this trip.

2019 is the year when I celebrate my 50 years on this planet. I will celebrate it by doing many concerts and with a couple of new CD’s 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.

Cheers,

Niklas