Mathias Heise Quadrillion artist

Mathias Heise is one of very few jazz harmonica players in Denmark. He was only 8 years old when he first picked up the harmonica his parents had bought for him. He became fascinated by the instrument, which has followed him through thick and thin ever since, and he literally never goes anywhere without it. In 2012 he founded his band MATHIAS HEISE QUADRILLION with equally talented peers. Aged only 20, his name became internationally recognized in 2013, when he won the chromatic harmonica World Championship in Germany, and in January 2015, he was voted ‘New Jazz Star of The Year’ in Denmark - an annual talent competition arranged by Danish organization DPA (Danish Songwriters Guild). Besides playing the harmonica, Mathias Heise is also a skilled piano and keyboard player. Mathias Heise Quadrillion are very much inspired by the fusion genre, combining the harmonies and improvisation of jazz with rock and funk music’s hard-hitting, primal rhythms, which are fused together in a sparkling, colourful, and euphoric expression. On debut album 'Sudden Ascent' the band has managed to create a truly different and very personal, contemporary expression. Mathias Heise (Harmonica/Keys/Spoken Word), Mads Christiansen (guitar), David Vang (bass), Aksel Stadel Borum (drums).