Teis Semey (1993) was born in rural Denmark and found his interest in music at the age of 7. After
shuffling between playing piano and playing guitar, he settled on guitar. Moving to Sweden in 2007, he
started studying music in a specialised programme for young jazz talents in the city Malmö. After a brief
year in Stockholm, studying jazz guitar and classical composition, classical piano and jazz guitar, he
moved to Amsterdam, earning a bachelors and masters degree in jazz guitar in the Conservatory of
Amsterdam, studying under Jesse van Ruller, Reinier Baas, Maarten vd Grinten, Matiss Cudars, George
Dumitriu and Martijn van Iterson.
Teis Semey draws influences from all around: the works of Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Ravel as well as
Wayne Shorter, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Audioslave, Kurt Rosenwinkel and John Coltrane.
Teis Semey has released one CD as a band leader; “Where The Fence is the Highest” (2019, TRPTK) along
with “Pull a String, a Puppet Moves” with PULL (2015, Loumi Records) and “Rotterdam Suite” by The New
Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra (2019).
Teis has performed in venues such as Blue Whale (Los Angeles) and Bimhuis (Netherlands)