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Richard Andersson

Richard Andersson (b. Oct. 1982) is a Danish/Faroese/Icelandic bass player and composer based in Copenhagen where he is known as “one of the most interesting characters of the Danish jazz scene” (Ivan Rod/Gaffa Music Magazine.). Andersson grew up in a musical family but never showed much interest in music until the age of 14 when his life was turned upside down after a fireworks accident that cost him his sight. Now, around 20 years later, Richard Andersson has gained great recognition for his work as a composer and bass player in the modern jazz field. He has released several albums as a bandleader with Danish and international musicians such as Oskar Gudjonsson (IS), Rudi Mahall (DE), Kasper Tranberg (DK), Jerry Bergonzi (US), Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (US), Tony Malaby (US) and Bill McHenry (US). Also Andersson can be found in collaborations with musicians such as Jeff “Tain” Watts (US), Tomas Franck (S), Kresten Osgood (DK), Henrik Walsdorff (DE), , Sigurdur Flossason (IS) … Education: Diploma Degree

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Jetse de Jong

At the crossroads where improvisation/jazz, folk and classical music meet, is where pianist and composer Jetse de Jong musically resides. Hearing the joyful 'Blueberry Hill' by Fats Domino for the first time being nine years old sparked off Jetse de Jong's wish to become a musician. A week-long stay in Trondheim (Norway) proved most influential in helping Jetse formulate his own ideas and concepts. When one listens to his music it becomes evident that chant-like melodies, silence, improvisation and spontaneous interplay are the main ingredients. From 15 years old he studied at the conservatory of Arnhem and Amsterdam, participating in the young talent programmes of both schools before entering the bachelor course of the Conservatory of Amsterdam where he was teached in classical music as well as jazz music by Harmen Fraanje, Rob van Bavel and Matthijs Verschoor.

Pernille Bevort

Tenor, soprano and alto saxophone (flute, clarinets), band leader and composer. Pernille Bevort was born in Denmark 1966. She started playing the recorder at the age of seven. When she was fourteen she changed to the soprano saxophone and a couple of years later she bought a tenor saxophone, which became her main instrument. Pernille Bevort was nineteen when she was first introduced to modern jazz, such as Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter. The following years her fascination with jazz increased with the characteristic creative element in this type of music. Pernille Bevort is educated at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark (1989-1993)

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Susanna Aleksandra

Susanna Aleksandra is an Estonian jazz singer, lyricist and composer. Passionate for languages, she effortlessly plays with words and melodies, navigating through traditional, Nordic and Latin Jazz. A natural storyteller, the charismatic singer holds the listener spellbound, making jazz approachable not only for jazz lovers. Her debut album Miracles consisting of her original music was released in 2015. Susanna’s other passion besides music is languages. She holds a degree in French language and literature and is a fluent speaker of 6 languages. She loves to travel from place to place through music as well as communicating with the audience in their own language.

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Paolo Russo bandoneon

PAOLO RUSSO - pianist, bandoneonist and composer Welcome to Paolo Russo’s unique music universe: a journey across Italian flavours, classical tones, Nordic landscapes, free improvisations, with a distant echo of Argentinean tango. Born in Pescara (Italy) in 1969, he lives in Copenhagen (Denmark) since 1996. He started his studies with the cembalist Chiara Tiboni and graduated at “Conservatorio L. D’Annunzio” in Pescara, in 1993 (teacher: Rachele Marchegiani). In 2002, he graduated at the prestigious Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. During the past 21 years, he developed a very intense music activity, with performances all around Europe, as well as Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Japan, Faroe Islands, Thailand, Tanzania, Mozambique, Algeria, Russia, USA, Greenland and Cuba

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Jakob Sørensen

The Copenhagen based trumpeter Jakob Sørensen released the renowned debut album Bagland in 2015 and the follow up NOMAD back in 2016 with his own quintet playing his own compositions which really sat course for his future sound and career. In 2019 the third album Cirkel was released. Jakob’s work as a composer has been performed from duos to Big Band’s. Jakob has been touring all over Europe and with his own group in Sweden, Germany and Denmark. His style of playing has been compared to the playing of the ECM artist Nils Petter Molvær.


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William Soovik

I was born in 1989, in a city south of Gothenburg called Mölndal. My father has been a professional musician during my whole life, and he inspired me to play music when I was young. I've seen photos of myself, as a small child, hitting my mothers pots and pans with wooden spoons in the kitchen, but it wasn't until my father showed me a video tape of the legendary jazz-drummer Buddy Rich that I knew I wanted to play the drums. Despite my fascination with the drums, I was very ambivalent when I was about start music lessons and got to choose what instrument to play. I struggled, for quite some time, deciding between the saxophone and the drums

Hvalfugl

Get swept off your feet as Hvalfugl invites you into their alluring universe where tales from the ancient music tradition of Scandinavia are united with the sound of the modern nordic tone. In the intersection between the lightly flowing and the great and heavy, we find the folk trio Hvalfugl - a band that have created a sound that is entirely their own, through beautiful melodies inspired by both the Danish and the Swedish folk music tradition. In this universe the sun can shine from a clear sky, and the rain can fall from a dark and grey November cloud. Hvalfugl’s original compositions are both beautiful and melancholic, and from the first note they create an intimate atmosphere in the space they inhabit with their music. Hvalfugls primary source of inspiration is the Danish and Swedish folk music traditions, in which the melodies were written with the purpose of being easy to play and sing along to

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Kristoffer Vejslev Dyssegaard

Kristoffer Vejslev is a Danish guitar player and composer currently living in Amsterdam. He is studying jazz guitar at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and has been doing so since 2015. Vejslev’s music and playing is inspired by the modern jazz and experimental scene in his hometown Copenhagen. In 2017 he released his debut album; Vulture Forest with his Amsterdam-based group by the same name. The music which was all Vejslevs own compositions was well received at home and abroad. His latest project is the album Udkig (Lookout) by Red Gazelle Trio, a Copenhagen based group that goes back to the beginning of Vejslevs musical journey

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Sune Pors Andersen

Sune Pors (b. 1987 in Odense, Denmark) is a guitarist and composer, who has worked with numerous Danish and international bands and artists as a sideman, as well as performing his own music. Current projects include the eclectic guitar duo Thief On The Roof with estonian guitarist Kirsi Tilk, the world-music-meets-rock group Umpas, rock/fusion trio Randolph Cricket and the genre-bending jazz trio Myrtue/Pors/Rõivassepp. ​ In 2015, Sune Pors finished his master's degree in jazz/pop/rock guitar at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. There he had lessons with Uffe Steen, Karsten Aaholm, Adam Levy, Miso Petrovic, Tolis Zavaliaris, Henrik Andersen, Gilad Hekselman and many others