Dr. Mike Nielsen (Ire)

Jazz guitarist Dr Michael Nielsen has lectured and performed worldwide most notably with Dave Liebman. As a solo guitarist he opened for John McLaughlin on his first visit to Dublin. Michael features on 25 CDs and has published a book on rhythm for Schott. His pioneering work on microtonality features in The Contemporary Guitar by Emmy Award winning guitarist John Schneider. Michael has lectured in jazz at TU Dublin since 1995 and coordinates the jazz master’s programme.

“ the start of his journey, Nielsen was already one of Ireland’s most respected jazz musicians with an international reputation as an innovator, but the guitarist’s artistic courage now places him among the most intrepid pioneers in jazz ” - Irish Times, microtonal CD review