Originally from Norway, Thomas Winther Andersen now lives in Amsterdam. He toured in Europe and the USA with different musicians and bands. Among the musicians Thomas has worked with are: Håkon Storm , Jimmy Halperin, Lee Konitz, Sheila Jordan, Jasper Blom, Robert Rook, Michiel Borstlap and John Engels.
Thomas has composed many pieces for various jazz ensembles, music for large ensembles and chamber music. His compositions have been recorded for Norwegian and Dutch radio and many of them are available on CD recordings. Latest recordings are: 2019 Flotsam - 2012 Spinnaker - 2010 Patchwork - 2010 Tribute To Jochem - 2008 DVD Robert Rook trio Live in Amsterdam - 2006 Hymn For Fall - 2006 East of the Sun - 2004 Out From A Cool Storage.
Thomas studied music at the Amsterdam Conservatory (1988 -1993) and he added a master’s degree a year later from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. In 1995 he received a grant from a Dutch foundation, the Performing Arts Fund (Fonds voor de podiumkunsten),to study in New York with Sal Mosca.
Thomas’ website www.twandersen.com has regular update on his performances, recordings, bands, musicians, reviews, music, compositions, and more.
On June 11th 2013 Winther-Storm won the 12th Independent Music Award with the cd Spinnaker Category: Jazz Album
Trance Formations" from the cd Patchwork won Third Place in the Jazz category at the 2010 International Songwriting Competition. Jury members were John Scofield, Terence Blanchard and McCoy Tyner:
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The music is exceptionally beautiful and contemplative, at moments intense and rockish.The four musicians blend very well together and uniquely fill the spinnaker.
www.side3.no Tor Hammerø October 2012
Helge Olsen Bergens Tidene Desember 2010:
The quartet utilizes a modern jazz language for individual views, that blows you away and leave you behind with a big smile.
Patchwork is joy from the first second. It is both modern and anchored in tradition. .... Let's hope Winther Storm will make more albums. This is a recommendation.
19 of 20 ein Ubevlieger
Ingo Andruschkewitsch - www.musikansich.de