When Arild was asked to do a new concert with Metheny during the festival, he immediately recommended drummer Gard Nilssen Andersen with whon he had played a lot together over the past year, both in a trio and sextet and it is not difficult to discern why exactly he was Anderson's first choice.
Gard Nilssen has over the past decade made his mark as one of the leading and most active jazz musicians of his generation. His solid, energetic and creative compositions always impress, and has made him a very sought after musician. He is a core member of the band Puma, Bushman's Revenge, Team Hegdal, Zanussi 5, sPacemonKey and last but not the least the trio Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity. He is also central to the backing band for Susanne Sundfør and has participated in a number of other larger and smaller projects in many different genres.
We have a feeling that this trio is certainly going to be electrifying!