“An international star in the making” – Gaffa
Mads Mathias is a vocalist/ songwriter and saxophonist, who has captured the hearts of music lovers with his charismatic performances, spirited personality and creative original songs.
Inspired and influenced by the great jazz vocalists of the past and present from Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick Jr, and with a deep respect for the jazz tradition, Mathias is nevertheless an original talent with a unique and effortlessly charming vocal delivery and a skill for writing catchy and memorable, stylishly crafted tunes.
“A truly gifted artist” – Brian Blain, London Jazz News
His first release, ‘Free Falling’, is a hugely ambitious project with contributions from twenty-five musicians in a mix of big band, strings and small group arrangements. Ten of the songs are originals by Mathias, who also performs saxophone, trumpet and piano alongside his vocals, with arrangements by himself and Peter Jensen. The resulting critically-acclaimed album is a set of entrancing songs with the feel of timeless swing-era classics, skillfully crafted into a seamless coherent whole, with Mathias’s vocals ranging from playful and humorous to the depth and vulnerability demonstrated on the final ballad ‘Colorblind’. ‘Free Falling’ won him a Danish Music Award for ‘Best New Danish Jazz Artist of the Year’ as well as a nomination for ‘Danish Vocal Release of the year’.
Mathias has performed in venues across the world from the DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen and Denmark’s Roskilde Festival to the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and Santo Scenario, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2015/16 he completed two sold-out tours in the UK, including appearances at Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Cambridge and London Jazz Festivals. He is currently working on his second release and will be touring in Italy, Spain, the UK, Sweden & Denmark in 2017.
“Denmarks leading male jazz vocalist, on the verge of an international breakthrough.” – Michael Bo, Politiken
“Masterful” -Kjeld Frandsen, Berlingske Tidende
”The most enjoyable, accomplished and accessible gigs at this year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.” – Reviewsphere
BBC in the UK and across Europe, SVT2, DR P1,DR P4, P8 JAZZ , Ronnie Scotts Radio Show, Jazz FM.
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