Top Jazz Guitar: Mike Nielsen At The Linenhall

Exciting and innovative jazz guitarist Mike Nielsen performs at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday February 7 at 8pm.

Guitarist, composer, educator and author, Mike Nielsen is noted for his innovative performances and research. He has shared the stage with many international stars including Dave Liebman, Larry Coryell, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, Dominique Di Piazza and Paul Wertico. As a soloist he has toured extensively and opened for John McLaughlin on his first visit to Dublin. His performance-based qualifications include a PhD in microtonal performance and an MPhil in Physics and Music.

A lecturer in Jazz at DIT, Mike initiated the Masters in Jazz performance programme and recently wrote a jazz guitar syllabus which was implemented in 2018. His solo music, which includes original compositions is performed on a classical guitar and is influenced by an eclectic musical taste, including, jazz, classical, flamenco, Latin, African, rock and Indian music. He has featured on 19 CDs as leader and sideman and his new solo CD was released by to critical acclaim.

“Mike Nielsen is fearless, endlessly innovative, and gifted with a boundless musical curiosity.” - Galway Jazz Festival

Booking advised. Tel: 094 9023733 or online at


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