Mats Holtne



Born in 1960 in Ronneby, Sweden.

Educated at Malmö Academy of Music 1983-88 

Berklee College of Music in Boston 1989-90

Member of Kopasetic Productions 2005-2017


For decades, guitarist Mats Holtne has presented his highly personal approach to improvisation, composition and the mixing of these two musical methods. He has over the years been a leader of many innovative projects and bands and played at festivals and jazzclubs in Europe and South America.

Besides playing and composing music he is teaching guitar, ensembles and jazz composition at Fridhems Folkhögskola in Svalöv and Malmö Academy of Music.

As a visiting lecturer he has given lectures at annual IASJ meetings (International Association of Schools of Jazz) IRSA (International Rhythm Studies Association) in Souza Lima School of Music, Sao Paulo Brazil and as a guest teacher at Newpark Music School in Dublin, Ireland.

Mats Holtne was a member of Kopasetic Productions 2005-2017 and has relased several CD´s on the Kopasetic label.



Projects & Bands

Un x pected Brazilian Project

Mats Holtne Trio

Pappas Skägg

Un-x-pected Pleasure


From 1995-1999 he played frequently with Ulf Rådelius and his group Connection.The group toured in India 1996 and recorded a CD in 1999.
He has been a member of Bo Sylvéns Major Seven Guitar Big Band. The CD "Just Like That" was released in 2004. More information at www.sittel.se.

Performed with Ronan Guilfoyles Simulacrum, with Dominique Pifarély, Ernst Reijsiger & Tanya Kalmanovitch at Dublin Jazzfestival 2003. Claudio Fasoli at the Kopafestival 2008.