Storm Nilson has been performing, recording, and educating throughout the United States and Canada for the past 13 years. His musical inspiration has been nurtured by opportunities to play with some of the world’s top jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Steve Cardenas, and his long time friend and mentor, Bruce Forman. As an educator, Storm has taught as a guest artist and traveling clinician for the Monterey Jazz Festival and JazzMaster’s Workshops. He was also featured at the 2007 50th Anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival and has performed extensively in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Montreal.

In late 2010, Storm signed with fBoo records, an indie label located in Los Angeles and has recently released his debut album HOME, a collection of solo acoustic pieces. Additionally being released this spring is the debut album of Red Oak Duo, a jazz/Americana flavored collaboration with pianist Adam Benjamin. Storm currently divides his time between Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA.

Instruction history
• Monterey Jazz Festival traveling clinician, Bay Area, CA
• Community Arts Partnership clinician Los Angeles, CA
• JazzMaster’s Workshop clinician/visiting artist, Carmel, CA • Guitar Instructor, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
• Guitar Instructor, McGill University, Montreal, QC
• Private music instructor, Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC,
Montreal, Vancouver, Portland

Performance history
• Active freelance musician (live/studio) United States, Canada
• Active studio musician in Los Angeles. Recording sessions in
many prominent studios including Capital Records.

Played and/or performed with:
• Wynton Marsalis, Monterey, CA
• Bruce Forman, Monterey, CA
• Charlie Haden, Los Angeles, CA
• Joe LaBarbera, Los Angeles, CA
• Larry Koonse, Los Angeles, CA
• Kevin Dean, Montreal, QC
• Jan Jarchyk, Montreal, QC
• Steve Cardenas, Los Angeles, CA
• Adam Benjamin (Dave Douglas, Kneebody) Los Angeles, NYC
• Matt Otto, Los Angeles, CA
• Ralph Bowen, Montreal, QC
• Slide Hampton, Montreal, QC
• Ben Wendel, Los Angeles, CA
• Nate Wood, Los Angeles, CA
• Walter Smith, Los Angeles, CA
• Gus Seyfert (Willouby), Los Angeles, CA
• Gene Coy (Santana, Larry Carlton), Los Angeles, CA
• Gabriel Johnson (Lyle Lovett), Los Angeles, CA
• Ryan Scott (Christina Courtin), NYC
• Chet Doxas, Montreal, QC
• Joel Miller, Montreal, QC (Assumed guitar responsibilities from
Kurt Rosenwinkel in Miller’s band Mandala.)


Education
• M.Mus. McGill University, Montreal, QC
Schulich Merit Scholarship. Studied with Jan Jarczyk, Kevin
Dean.

• B.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
CalArts Honors Recipient. Studied with Charlie Haden, Larry
Koonse, Joe LaBarbera, David Roitstein, Miroslav Tadic, Darek
Oles.