Born 1964 in Umeå, Northern Sweden, Mats Gustafsson is a Saxplayer, improviser and composer. He is a well known solo artist and collaborator working on projects with Peter Brötzmann, Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshimi, Ken Vandermark as well as working in groups – The Thing, Sonore, FIRE!, Gush, Boots Brown, Swedish Azz and Nash Kontroll.
Mats has taken part in large ensemble work with Barry Guy New Orchestra, Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet and the NU – ensemble, played 1800 concerts and been involved in over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.
His collaborations encompass many genres: contemporary dance, theater, art as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.
Mats is also well known for his work as a producer of international festivals and concert tours as well as running own record labels Slottet, OlofBright Editions and Blue Tower Records.