Per Mathisen was born in Sandefjord (Norway), 07.10.1969.
Musical education from Trondheim Jazz Conservatory in Norway and Berklee College of Music, Boston USA.
Has been a freelance electric and acoustic upright bassplayer with base in Oslo, Norway, since 1994, and has performed in over 30 countries worldwide with some of the most famous musicians on the planet. He is often referred to as Norway’s answer to Jaco Pastorius on electric bass and Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen on acoustic upright bass.
Per’s current bands and projects:
1. MATHISEN – HUSBAND – VALIHORA
Per Mathisen b, Gary Husband k, Martin Valihora d
2. MATHISEN – ALNÆS – PILOTO
Per Mathisen b, Frode Alnæs g, Giraldo Piloto Barreto d
3. MATHISEN – ZIMRING – KIKOSKI
Per Mathisen b, Utsi Zimring d, David Kikoski k