Kjell Nordeson is originally from Sweden and now resides in California. As a percussionist and drummer he has toured and played approximately, 200 concerts in twenty-six different countries within the last 20 years. He is featured on over fifty CDs and has worked together with musicians including Mats Gustafsson, Peter Br√∂tzmann, Barry Guy, Stefano Scodanibbio, Joe Morris, William Parker, Mark Dresser, and Sten Sandell. Kjell also participated with Derek Bailey for Company Week in London, 1990.  

Nordeson is a PhD candidate in Integrative Studies at the Department of Music at University of California, San Diego. His research interest's lie in the area of improvisation, especially in relation to cultural and personal identity and to the notion of fluency in improvisation.