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Jens Larsen

Jens Larsen studied jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague from 1998 to 2004, graduating from 1st phase in 2002 and 2nd phase in 2004. At the conservatory he had lessons from Peter Nieuwerf, Wim Bronnenberg and Eef Albers. While there he got the chance to perform with Jim McNeely, Slide Hampton and Michael Brecker and follow masterclasses with Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Chris Cheek. Jens is since 1998 working as a musician in the Netherlands performing on Dutch venues and radio with Søren Ballegaard, Rene Winter, Bob Wijnen, Yvonne Smeets, Olaf Meijer, John Engels and as a guitarist of the West Coast Big Band

Push

Label: Jarr Records
Released: 2012

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Traeben: Push

Read "Push" reviewed by Ian Patterson

A large gap separating a band's CDs usually signals a change in direction. Danish/Dutch combo Traeben's debut, Nordic Project (D.A.P Records, 2008), presented jazz reworkings of Danish and Swedish folk songs, following the lead of Swedish jazz musicians including trumpeter Bengt-Arne Wallin and pianist Jan Johansson in the 1960s, and Norwegian pianist Dag Arnesen in the ...

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Traeben: Push

Read "Push" reviewed by James Pearse

The sound of Netherlands-based Traeben is one of unity. While guitarist Jens Larsen and saxophonist Søren Ballegaard unmistakably form the frontline, the chemistry and interplay between these four young musicians is key to understanding Traeben.The quartet's first album, Nordic Project (O.A.P., 2008), was recorded after the four members got together at Hague Conservatory. Nordic ...

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Traeben: Push

Read "Push" reviewed by Chris May

With a Danish frontline and Dutch rhythm section, Den Haag-based Træben draws much of its inspiration from the chamber jazz which came out of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the late 1950s and 1960s. Hummable melodies, cool swing, mellifluous improvisation. The whisper rises to a conversational murmer but rarely raises its voice. This is sunny, ...

Take Five With Jens Larsen

Read "Take Five With Jens Larsen" reviewed by Jens Larsen

Meet Jens Larsen: Danish Guitarist Jens Larsen took up playing guitar at the age of 12. Fascinated by jazz, he decided to first study in Copenhagen and later to leave for the Netherlands to study and later graduate cum laude from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. He is now active working as a ...


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