Hans Mathisen has been part of the Scandinavian jazz scene since the early 90’s when he finished his studies in Trondheim at the famous jazz academy NTNU.
Mathisen is known for composing the score for the critically acclaimed “Kitchen Stories” Bent Hamer 2003. He has also composed the score for The Norwegian Short film “Menneskets beste Venn” Marcus Støren 2022 and the Documentary “Den Nye Normalen” in 2022 by Sunnaasstiftelsen.
In addition to be the arranger for The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra, Mathisen has scored strings and produced recordings for “Hodejegerne” Headhunters, Morten Tyldum 2011.
Mathisens music is melodic and his sound is comparable to albums from ECM, with a personal voice, which have roots in the American jazz history. He is a virtuoso with a sweet personal guitar sound and a great composer.