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Jakob Bro


Jakob Bro (1978) is a Danish guitar player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently leading a quartet with Mark Turner, Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan, a quartet with Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan and Jorge Rossy and a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the spring of 2018 he released the highly acclaimed album Returnings through ECM Records. In October that same year his trio released the album Bay Of Rainbows, recorded at the Jazz Standard in New York. Bro is also working with his tentet with Jesper Zeuthen, Peter Laugesen, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, Kresten Osgood, Jakob Høyer, Thomas Morgan, AC, Nikolaj Torp-Larsen and Søren Kjærgaard and he collaborates with Thomas Knak (Opiate) and with Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy and Arve Henriksen. Jakob Bro is a former member of Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band (Garden of Eden, ECM – 2006) and of Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM – 2009). He has released 15 records as a bandleader including musicians like Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, George Garzone, Craig Taborn, Oscar Noriega, David Virelles, Jon Christensen, Jesper Zeuthen, Anders Christensen, Peter Laugesen, Kresten Osgood, Jakob Høyer, Nicolai Munch-Hansen, Jonas Westergaard, Søren Kjærgaard, Nikolaj Torp Larsen and many more. He has toured in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, South Africa, USA and most of Europe.



Label: ECM Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Gefion; Oktober; Returnings; Strands; Youth; Lyskaster.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Mikkelborg, Haynes, Wharton, And More

Read "New Releases From Mikkelborg, Haynes, Wharton, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this show we feature new releases from Palle Mikkelborg with Jakob Bro and Marilyn Mazur, Phil Haynes, Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm, Kevin Sun, Caroline Davis, Tani Tabbal, Mendoza Hoff Revels, Lafayette Gilchrist, Michael Dease, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Nick Steed, and Sam Ross. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Palle Mikkelborg, Jakob Bro, Marilyn Mazur “Gefion" from Strands--Live ...


Article: Album Review

Palle Mikkelborg / Jakob Bro / Marilyn Mazur: Strands

Read "Strands" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Strands brings together three of Denmark's finest artists, in their ancestral home. Palle Mikkelborg and Marilyn Mazur have a substantial history together, as does Jakob Bro but to a lesser extent. Bro penned five of the six compositions, one with Mikkelborg, who also contributed one of his pieces. In a storied career which dates to the ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Emily Kuhn, Matt Moran, Jack DeJohnette and More

Read "Emily Kuhn, Matt Moran, Jack DeJohnette and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This episode features a variety of lesser-known musicians with some familiar names mixed in. It includes Emily Kuhn, Matt Moran, Carla Bley, Jack DeJohnette, and Arman Sangalang. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 John Lewis ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Peter Brōtzmann, Liba Villavecchia, & Eric Hofbauer

Read "Peter Brōtzmann, Liba Villavecchia, & Eric Hofbauer" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode features a tribute to the magnificent Peter Brōtzmann whose brilliance was appreciated by so many. New albums sampled, aside from the opening track with the great saxophonist and percussionist Hamid Drake, are the powerful trio from Spain led by saxophonist Liba Villavecchia, Orquestra Del Tiempo Perdido from Netherlands, guitarist Eric Hofbauer whose album was ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jakob Bro

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jakob Bro

All About Jazz is celebrating Jakob Bro's birthday today! Jakob Bro (1978) is a Danish guitarist and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently leading a quartet with Mark Turner, Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan, a quartet with Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan and Jorge Rossy and a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In ...

Article: Live Review

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2023 Bergamo Varie sedi 23-26.3.23 Quarantaquattresima edizione dell'importante festival lombardo: l'ultima sotto la direzione artistica di Maria Pia De Vito, che ha avuto il gravoso handicap di iniziare il suo mandato in concomitanza dell'insorgere della pandemia, che ha colpito in modo particolarmente funesto proprio questa zona d'Italia. Il ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Favourite Recordings of 2022

Read "Favourite Recordings of 2022" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

From an extended all-ECM special last show to close 2022 to this week's favourite shows of 2022 to open a new year. And let me wish you a healthy and productive 2023 while I have the floor. I've picked out music from a goodly number of my favourite releases out of an awful lot of great ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Artists Of ECM Records

Read "The Artists Of ECM Records" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

I've often tried to make the last show of a year a little different. Doing a special on ECM is an idea I've had for a while, and things finally came together to do it for 2022. I've always figured I had a great number of ECM releases in my collection, and when I started culling ...


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