Nils Kavanagh - Young Artist in Residence


Nils Kavanagh is a jazz pianist originally from County Sligo. Beginning piano lessons at age six, Nils was introduced to jazz music at sixteen through Sligo Jazz Project. First learning from local jazz pianist Mark Murphy, he quickly developed a love for jazz music. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Nils studied under Scott Flanigan. He has performed with well-known Irish band Those Nervous Animals, and co-leads the group The Saffron Trio, with whom he has performed at both Sligo Jazz Project and Limerick Jazz Festival.

Currently Nils is working as a professional musician in Cardiff and studying Jazz Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and drama, tutored by world class musicians such as Huw Warren, Elliot Galvin, Paul Jones and Paula Gardiner.