Thomas Nordlund

Thomas Nordlund, a Minnesota-based guitarist and composer, is the author of “The Music Man”. Nordlund is a lyrical guitarist who can create vivid musical terrain using only a few notes. His compositions range from being insular and accessible to narrative observations of the world around them. On May 7, 2018, Shifting Paradigm Records will release Nordlund’s second album, “Miles Left Behind”, as a producer and bandleader. The album was recorded in one four-hour session, with his quartet consisting of Ben Abrahamson (banjo), Doan Rossler (bass), Zach Schmidt (drums), and Zach Schmidt. It expands on his debut album “Divide Avenue”, extending his ideas about lyrical melody as well as non-standard form. The album also features elements of atmospheric sound design that were created from his guitar’s open strings and sampled harmonics. He previously collaborated with Maryam Yusefzadeh to arrange traditional Persian folk songs and create new compositions. The album was independently released under the name “Migration” in February 2018. In 2015, he released his debut album “Divide Avenue”, an instrumental set of eight songs featuring the electric baritone guitarist. Nordlund has a B.A. Nordlund holds a B.A. in guitar performance from University of Minnesota-Morris. He also has a Certificate of Jazz Studies from University of Auckland, New Zealand. He also completed the Sound Design Program at Slam Academy with James Patrick. He has been a sideman for Sarah Morris and Chris Bates’ RED 5. He has also performed and recorded with Dead Man Winter and Moon and Pollution, Roger Manins and The Adam Meckler Orchestra, Jana Nyberg Group and the Katha Dance Company. from

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