home

Niklas Winter is a finnish jazz guitarist and composer. Winter has made 8 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 IN 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.

 

2020

 

 

9.1.  Bar Ö, Turku, Finland.

Niklas Winter with Severi Pyysalo – vibraphone.

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

23.2   Makasiini Contemporary, Turku, Finland.

Niklas Winter with Lorenzo Cominoli (ITA) – guitar.

https://makasiinicontemporary.com

19-24.4   ITALY TOUR (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION!)

Duo concerts with guitarist Lorenzo Cominoli. (ITA)

19.4   Borgomanero Jazz Festival, Rosmini Theater, Borgomanero, Italy.

CD RELEASE CONCERT!

https://www.facebook.com/jazzclubborgomanero/

20.4   Osteria d’una volta, Piacenza, Italy.

22.4   Piedmont, Italy.

23.4   Lombardy, Italy.

24.4.  Friuli, Italy.

 

15-26.5   JAPAN TOUR  (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION!)

15.5.  Café Diner Studio, Tokyo, Japan.

with DJ’s.

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

16.5.  JuhlaTokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

with DJ’s.

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

17.5   Violetta, Tokyo, Japan.

with DJ’s.

https://www.facebook.com/events/d41d8cd9/1229-sun-venha-feat-saigenji-at-shibuya-violetta/2149328402029804/

20.5   Aireign, Yokohama, Japan.

with Emil Hess (DK) saxophone, Fumio Yasuda – piano, Shinichi Katoh – bass, Tuno-Ken – drums.

http://www.airegin.yokohama

22.5   TBA, Tokyo, Japan.

with Yuka – vocals, Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone and Eisuke Kato – piano.

23.5.  Storyville, Kanagawa, Japan.

with Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Eisuke Kato – piano plus a rhythm section. (TBA)

http://www.jazz-storyville.com

24.5.  TBA, Nagoya, Japan.

With Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone.

25.5.  TBA, Nagoya, Japan.

With Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone.

26.5.  Virtuoso, Tokyo, Japan.

With Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Satsuki Kusui – bass.

https://www.virtuosoakasaka.com

15.7.  Iniö Kyrka, Iniö, Finland.

with Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Andrei Ryabov (RUS) – guitar.

16.7.  TBA, Turku, Finland.

with Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Andrei Ryabov (RUS) – guitar.

17.7.  TBA, St.Petersburg, Russia.

with Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Andrei Ryabov (RUS) – guitar.

18.7.  TBA, St.Petersburg, Russia.

with Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Andrei Ryabov (RUS) – guitar.

19.7.  TBA, St.Petersburg, Russia.

with Emil Hess (DK) – saxophone, Andrei Ryabov (RUS) – guitar.

29.7.   Jazz Espa Festival, Helsinki, Finland. 

Niklas Winter Quartet 2020

Fredrik Nordström (SWE) – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Filip Augustson (SWE) – bass, Markku Ounaskari -drums.

http://jazzfinland.fi

5.8.  Juttutupa, Helsinki, Finland.

Niklas Winter Quartet 2020

Fredrik Nordström (SWE) – saxophone, Niklas Winter – guitar, Filip Augustson (SWE) – bass, Markku Ounaskari -drums.

 https://www.juttutupa.fi

15.9.  Validi Karkia, Pori, Finland.

with Trish Clowes (UK) – saxophone. Plus a rhythm section. (TBA)

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

16.9.  Sibeliusmuseum, Turku, Finland.

with Trish Clowes (UK) – saxophone. Plus a rhythm section. (TBA)

http://sibeliusmuseum.fi

10-22.11  UK TOUR

UK tour with the Lakeland project:

Henry Lowther (UK) – trumpet, Niklas Winter (FIN) – guitar, Severi Pyysalo (FIN) – vibraphone, Dave Green (UK)  - bass, Paul Clarvis (UK) – drums/percussion.

10.11.  Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, UK.

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/soho-jazz-club

11.11.  Left Bank Village, Herefordshire, UK.

https://www.facebook.com/LeftBankVillage/?eid=ARBZ23NqzbHF1sd4DM7xpvFFHSphRsxQwN2Nw2CAK8v3ANpUnNMYKWrSqUebGrw1w3C3BWJT4aNZ8M2p

12.11.  Electric Palace, Harwich, UK.

https://electricpalace.com

13.11.  1000 Trades, Birmingham, UK.

https://1000trades.org.uk

14.11.  The Forge, London, UK.

https://www.facebook.com/theforgecamden/?rf=663884970340506

18.11.  Flute & Tankard, Cardiff, UK.

http://thefluteandtankard.com

19.11.  Blue Boar, Poole, UK.

https://www.blueboarpoole.co.uk

22.11   Seven Arts, Leeds, UK.

 http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk

 

news

Hi!

A lots of gigs have been canceled and  we moved the release of the Winter & Lorenzo Cominoli record release until the fall. It is still uncertain about some of my appearances is Finland in July and onward if they going to happen or not. I’ll let you know as soon as I get the information.

To my regret I also cannot do all my gigs in Japan in May. But the tour will be done in the future instead. We haven’t decided the timeframe yet. I’m sorry for all my Japanese friends and fans.

Take care you all,

Niklas