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Anders Thorén

Anders Thorén works as a freelance drummer, producer and composer, and is currently based in Oslo, Norway. His main focus lies on freelance drumming; recording sessions and live gigs, but he is also teaches privately in Oslo, and internationally via Skype.

His drumming style is broad, but with a focus on jazz and groove based music.

“Anders Thorén is a fresh voice in music, whose drumming represents a new take on the fine-tuned esthetic of Nordic jazz, that swings and honors the “ECM sound” that has become such a vital part of today´s improvised music. I recommend that you listen to him.”

- Peter Erskine

“To play with Anders Thorén is great fun! He is a very warm and open person, which is reflected in his playing. He plays with a clear and strong groove, and is very sensitive in his communication with the other musicians in an ensemble. Call him. “

- Lars Jansson (pianist)

Anders was born in Trollhättan, Sweden in 1981. Dispite an early interest in music he only started to play the drums later in life, in his late teens. His musical education started at the TMI school of Music in Trollhättan. After a few years he decided to pursue his musical studies fulltime in Los Angeles, at the renown school LA College of Music (former LAMA). There he studied under the likes of Ralph Humphrey, Joe Porcaro, Mike Shapiro, Aaron Serfati, and Matt Starr. Besides these fantastic teachers, Anders also had the great privilige to study privately with Dave Weckl, and also the late great Ricky Lawson.

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