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Kjell Nordeson
Kjell Nordeson divides his time between Stockholm and San Francisco. He has a BA from Stockholm University, and has studied classical percussion at Ingesund School of Music with Bj�rn Liljeqvist, former principal percussionist of the Stockholm Philharmonic.

Together with saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, he formed AALY Trio in 1986. AALY Trio became one of the leading groups in the Swedish experimental scene in the 90's. Nordeson has toured extensively in North America, Europe, North Africa and Japan with various groups. He has performed with Peter Br�tzmann, Barry Guy, Ken Vandermark, Joe Morris, William Parker, Paul Rutherford, Gerry Hemingway, Frank Gratkowski, Stefano Scodanibbio, and many others.

In 1994 he founded Co. Alba with choreographer Nathalie Ruiz. Co. Alba is a platform for Nordeson's work as a composer. Ruiz and Nordeson have jointly produced numerous dance performances; their latest piece, a short film entitled D�sir�, was commissioned by Swedish Television.

Nordeson has worked in numerous theatre performances at Sweden's Dramaten (Royal Dramatic Theater), Riksteatern (Swedish National Theater), and Stockholm's Stadsteater (Stockholm City Theater).

Nordeson is a regular member of several musical groups. He performs most frequently with Katzen Kapell, Exploding Customer, School Days, Angles, Alberto Pinton Quintet, sfSoundGroup, and Torbj�rn Zetterberg Octet. He has appeared on over 40 CDs with these and other groups.

Since 2004, Nordeson has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area's thriving community of free-improvised, experimental and new music. He regularly plays with musicians Larry Ochs, Jon Raskin, Greg Goodman, George Cremaschi, Scott Looney, Damon Smith, John Ingle, sfSoundGroup, Aram Shelton, Darren Johnston, Lisa Mezzacappa and many others.

In 2008, he collaborated with multimedia artist Katharine Gin to create This Place Called Poetry, a three-month exhibition at San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, in which Gin and Nordeson directed and produced a series of 11 short films portraying young San Francisco poets.
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, February 1 2020 8:30 PM
Temescal Arts Center [511 48th Street Oakland]
Do-Over Music Series #14: duo B. Experimental Band plays Anthony Braxton
with guest director, Chris Jonas

As part of a world-wide series of Braxton75 events, the duo B. Experimental Band celebrates the music, life and enduring influence of visionary composer, bandleader, multi-instrumentalist and musical thinker Anthony Braxton in an all-Braxton program led by Santa Fe saxophonist, community organizer and Braxton collaborator Chris Jonas.

Polly Moller Springhorn, flutes
Matt Ingalls, clarinets
Rachel Condry, clarinets
Cory Wright, woodwinds
Bruce Ackley, woodwinds
Randy McKean, woodwinds
Dan Plonsey, woodwinds
Tom Weeks, alto saxophone
Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone
Michael Zelner, alto saxophone and Bb clarinet
Daniel Goldberg, tenor saxophone
Steve Adams, alto saxophone/electronics
Erika Oba, flute/keyboard
Ian Carey, trumpet
Ron Heglin, trombone/euphonium
gabby fluke-mogul, violin
Kevin CK Lo, violin
Juan Hernandez, guitar
John Finkbeiner, guitar
Brett Carson, keyboard
Kjell Nordeson, vibraphone
Lisa Mezzacappa, acoustic bass
Andrew Harlan, acoustic bass
Safa Shokrai, acoustic bass
Dillon Vado, percussion
Suki O'Kane, percussion
Jordan Glenn, drums
Jason Levis, drums  More...