Mathias Eick was born on June 26 1979. His main instrument is trumpet, but he also plays double bass, vibraphone, piano and guitar. He grew up close to a small village called Eidsfoss (Vestfold, Norway) in a very musical family. Mathias Eick has performed with several well-known music groups and musicians, e.g. Jaga Jazzist, Thomas Dybdahl and "Trondheim Jazz Orchestra" together with Chick Corea and Pat Metheny. Awards Mathias Eick was awarded "The International Jazz Award for New Talent 2007". He received a prize of $20,000 US on 13 January 2007 during the IAJE 34th Annual International Conference in New York where he also performed. The annual prize was founded by IAJE in cooperation with the International Jazz Festivals Organization (IJFO).