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Thomas Nordlund is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 2015, he independently released his debut record “Divide Avenue,” an instrumental eight-song set featuring the electric baritone guitar in the context of a sextet. Subsequently he was asked to collaborate with singer Maryam Yusefzadeh on arrangements of traditional Persian folk songs and new compositions, independently released as “Migration” in 2018.

Nordlund holds a B.A. in guitar performance from the University of Minnesota-Morris, a Certificate in Jazz Studies from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and completed the Sound Design Program with James Patrick at Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

He is an active sideman with Sarah Morris and Chris Bates’ RED 5, and has performed or recorded with Dead Man Winter, Moon and Pollution, MR DR, The Adam Meckler OrchestraThe Jana Nyberg Group, and the Katha Dance Company, among many others.