Peter Nilsson

Born in 1976 and raised in Eslöv, resident in Malmö since 1996.
Peter has established himself as one of the most in-demand drummers in Sweden. His varied and organic playing can be heard in many constellations, including Loïc Dequidt Trio/Quartet, Cennet Jönsson Quartet, Plunge, Double Standards, Footloose, Anders Nilsson´s Aorta, lim, The Opposite, Mats Holtne Trio, Pepeli, Ola Hedén Trio and Cecilia Persson Sextett.

He has also worked with such artists as Juhani Aaltonen, Lotte Anker, Raoul Björkenheim, Paul Bley, Eugene Chadbourne, Palle Danielsson, Marc Ducret, Peter Epstein, Joe Fonda, Michael Formanek, Satoko Fujii, Tim Hagans, Mark Helias, Lindsey Horner, Hilmar Jensson, David Liebman, Tony Malaby, Marilyn Mazur, Joakim Milder, Michael Moore, Perry Robinson, Sten Sandell, Bobo Stenson, Tolvan Big Band, Tomas Ulrich, Miroslav Vitous, Kenny Werner och Lennart Åberg among others.

Peter appears on more than 40 albums and has toured extensively in Europe, as well as in Argentina, Azerbajdzjan, Mexico and the US.

Selected discography:


Artist/Group Title Year Label
The Opposite Intertwined 2009 Kopasetic
Anders Nilsson AORTA Ensemble 2009 Kopasetic
Plunge with Bobo Stenson Origo 2009 Kopasetic
Henrik Frisk & Peter Nilsson etherSound 2008 Kopasetic
Benjamin Koppel feat. Paul Bley Contemplation 2008  Cowbell
Loïc Dequidt Quartet Nomade 2008 Kopasetic
Double Standards Live! 2008 Kopasetic
Cennet Jönsson Quartet  Antelope Dance  2008 Kopasetic
KOPAfestival 2006 Vol. 2 KOPAlectric 2007 Kopasetic
KOPAfestival 2006 Vol. 1 KOPAcoustic 2007 Kopasetic
Plunge Refreshingly Addictive 2007 Kopasetic
Maggi Olin & Cennet Jönsson Relay 2007 Kopasetic
15,5 På Begäran 2007 BoogiePost
lim superlim 2006 Kopasetic
Double Standards Volume Two 2006 Kopasetic
Anders Nilsson's Aorta Janus 2005 Kopasetic
Plunge With Bobo Stenson 2005 Kopasetic
Double Standards Volume One 2005 Kopasetic
Footloose Imprints 2005 Kopasetic
Anders Nilsson's Aorta Blood 2004 Kopasetic
Plunge Plunge 2004 Kopasetic
Cennet Jönsson Quartet Jazzman 2003 Kopasetic
lim lim 2003 db-Prod.
Fredrik Carlqvist Opposite 2001 Dragon

"Nilsson demonstrates, again, how he can color and mutate the character of each piece with his sensitive and inventive touch."
- Eyal Hareuveni/All About Jazz

"Nilsson's drumming is broad and creative, working his instrument often like a percussionist would, adding accents, creating musical effects rather than rhythm and pulse."

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Peter Nilsson  Photo: Mats Persson
Peter Nilsson 
Photo: Mats Persson