Jesper Nordal: guitarplayer, composer and musicteacher
I am a danish guitarist, composer and musicteacher. Educated at Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory and Copenhagen University.
I have released several albums with my own band ”Nordal Twang” and with Hoegsbro/Nordal 4. As a sideman, I have played, toured and recorded with a lot of danish and international artist, and I have composed and arranged music for theaters, musicals, commercials and TV/radio.
I have performed, recorded and played with:
Danish Radio Bigband, Brian Blade, Fredrik Lundin, Juan Ospina, Sofia Ribeiro, Scott Coley, Marcelo Woloski, Tip Toe Big Band, Jens Søndergård, Benjamin Koppel, Anders Koppel, the Orchestra, Anders Jormin, Hugo Rasmusen, Kjeld Lauritsen, Ivan Pedersen, Blake, Monique, Janne Mark, Henrik Gunde, Læderhalsene, Maria Kynne, Jesper Lundgård, Martin Loft, Jakob Høgsbro, Martin Gerup, Jesper Riis, Hans Ulrik, Halfdan E, Sanne Graulund, Debbie Cameroun, Lene Siel, Jette Torp, Anette Heick, Radioens Underholdningsorkester, Vox Humana, Richard Boone, Eva Madsen, Martin Brygmann, Marlene Mortensen, Danmarks Radio, Mads Vinding, Morten Trust, Tip Toe Bigband, Henrik Lauenbjerg, Basix, Selvsving, Kim Sjøgren, Det Nye Teater, Mamma Mia-the musical, Det Kgl Kapel, Sebastian, Østre Gasværk musicals and more.
My main musical style and inspiration is where rock meets jazz: big sounding guitar, energetic playing combined with free improvisation and intuitive band interplay.
As a guitarist I am influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Daniel Lanois and Ry Cooder.
New album with my band: Nordal Twang – South of the Border.
Our new site with exercises for the talented music student supported by the Danish Art Counsil: