Mathias Heise Quadrillion

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Last Show: Sunday 23 rd September 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Mathias Heise Quadrillion reinvent jazz-fusion, having created a completely unique sound combining the chromatic harmonica with Funk-Rock-Jazz, dubbed FuRoJazz! Jazz harmonies and improvisation are merged with rock and funk music’s hard-hitting primal beats, and fused into euphoric, tight and accessible grooves. Mathias Heise Quadrillion’s obvious talent and striking live performances have – despite their young age - already made them a sought after group abroad, where they have played at major festivals in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco and the Czech Republic.

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“Shades of Weather Report and Herbie Hancock can be detected in their funkafied, polyglot grooves, though they boast a sound and style all their own.” - Record Collector

“A feast for fusion fanatics.” - Mojo Magazine

At the age of 20, Mathias Heise was crowned ‘Chromatic Harmonica World Champion’ at the 2013 Hohner Festival in Trossingen. In 2015, he was awarded ‘New Jazz Star of The Year’ in Denmark, and the band was nominated as ‘Best New Jazz Act’ at the Danish Music Awards. In 2016, Mathias Heise received The Danish Crown Prince Couple’s Stardust Award - an annual award which honours a young Danish artist about to make an international break-through and in March 2017, Mathias became the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Ben Webster Prize.

Band Lineup

Mathias Heise (chromatic harmonica/keyboards/grand piano)

Mads Christiansen (electric guitar)

David Vang (bass)

Aksel Stadel Borum (drums)