Niels Rosendahl is Melbourne based saxophone/woodwind musician, composer/arranger and music director who has been performing nationally and internationally for over a decade in professional jazz, commercial, and classical music settings. Between 2006-2008, a Big Brother Movement scholarship took Niels to the UK. Living in Edinburgh and London, he performed frequently in the local jazz scenes and studied with Scottish jazz legend, Tommy Smith, as well as Gilad Atzmon, Paul Wertico, Barry Harris, and Mornington Lockett. Niels also toured Europe with professional musical theatre shows: West End's The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas, and The Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra.
As an educator, Niels has taught at the tertiary level as a lecturer and coordinator at the Australian National University School of Music, the Australian Institute of Music, and as a graduate Teaching Fellow (2013-14) at the University of North Texas College of Music. Additionally, Niels has conducted music masterclasses and clinics for students of all ages and skill levels at numerous schools and educational events around the Australia.
In addition to a Master of Music degree, Niels holds: a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (2005) from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music, with First Class Honors, a University Medal, and the Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Award (for the most outstanding music graduate of their year); and a Graduate Certificate in Management (2012, ANU).
Niels has released two jazz albums under his own name: Impossibly Simple (2007), and most recently, No Time for Talkers (2017) which features an all-star line-up of Australian musicians performing original, contemporary and standard jazz, funk and soul jazz music.