The Rhythmic Analysis of Elsa Nilsson


Elsa Nilsson is adjunct faculty at The New School College for Performing Arts where she teaches Rhythmic Analysis, Socially Engaged Artistry and private lessons in improvisation and composition. She holds a BM from Cornish College of the Arts and an MM from New York University, both in jazz performance. She is the winner of the 2018 National Flute Associations Jazz Flute competition and her albums have received rave reviews in Downbeat, Jazziz, All About Jazz and more.

Flute Player, composer and educator, Elsa Nilsson was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She can often be found playing at The 55 Bar, Bar Bayeux and other New York Jazz venues as well as touring the US and Europe with her bands Esthesis Quartet, Band Of Pulses and Rustlings.

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