Mats is a highly in-demand musician and plays in a number of different bands and constellations in Norway and internationally. He has participated on over 100 recordings with a wide range of artists such as Bendik Hofseth, Håkon Kornstad, Nils Økland and Trygve Seim.
He composes for various ensembles and projects and has released several albums in his own name. Among the latest ones are «Solitude Central» released this year, and Mats Eilertsen Trio `And Then Comes The Night ́ released by ECM in 2019, for which he was awarded Spellemannprisen.
Eilertsen is one of the finest and most distinct bass players in the Norwegian jazz scene of today. He has a uniquely warm and lyrical way of treating the bass, managing to be both grounded and experimental at the same time. And constantly searching for new sounds.
At Oslo Jazzfestival this year you'll be able to experience him solo, alone with his instrument.