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Jakob Bro

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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.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Guitar Trios x 5

Read "Guitar Trios x 5" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Several recent releases provide evidence that the classic guitar trio (guitar, bass and drums) is alive and well, even in the midst of a pandemic. It remains a format with a broad array of stylistic possibilities. As it happens, none of these groups are from North America, but they include several from European countries and one ...

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 ...

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Article: In Pictures

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


A collection of photos from the Bergamo Jazz Festival from March 16 to 20 2022, featuring Maria Pia De Vito (Artistic Director) Brad Mehldau, Fred Hersch Trio and Enrico Rava, Vijay Iyer Trio, Roberto Gatto Quartet, Tania Giannouli, Jakob Bro Trio, Jeff Ballard Fairgrounds, Ava Mendoza, Rob Mazurek and Gabriele Mitelli Star Splitter, Giornale di bordo, ...

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Article: Live Review

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022 Parte seconda: la Città Bassa

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022 Parte seconda: la Città Bassa" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Bergamo Varie sedi 17-20.3.2022 Il ricco palinsesto di Bergamo Jazz 2022 ha distribuito proposte non meno interessanti e variate negli spazi della Città Bassa. I due concerti all'Auditorium di Piazza della Libertà hanno racchiuso i progetti di due formazioni europee, entrambi attuali e rilevanti. Sarebbe semplicistico sostenere che la musica del chitarrista ...

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Article: In Pictures

Skopje Jazz Festival 2021 Tempting As Always

Read "Skopje Jazz Festival 2021 Tempting As Always" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from the Skopje jazz festival in Skopje, North Macedonia from October 20, 2021 to October 24, 2021 featuring Mats Gustafsson, Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan, Greg Ward, Ziv Ravitz, Tania Giannouli, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Jakob Bro, Mark Turner, Jorge Rossy, Thomas Morgan, Yordan Kostov, Yaping Wang, L.U.M.E., Moor Mother, Dudu Kouate, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tony Malaby, Tania Gill & The Gathering

Read "Tony Malaby, Tania Gill & The Gathering" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


I decided to lay out for most of this last episode of 2021 and just let the music roll. There are a couple of new releases in the mix, one from Tony Malaby and a somewhat revamped Sabino and Toronto pianist Tania Gill's Disappearing Curiosities. Definitely check out the great singer, Dwight Trible, and his rendition ...

Album

Uma Elmo

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Reconstructing a Dream; To Stanko; Beautiful Day; Morning Song; Housework; Music for Black Pigeons; Sound Flower; Slaraffenland; Morning Song (var.).

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Rufus Reid and Remembering Dr. Lonnie Smith

Read "Rufus Reid and Remembering Dr. Lonnie Smith" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We begin the 721st Episode of Neon Jazz with the legendary bassist Rufus Reid with the song “Sweet Loraine." The jazz world lost an icon, a master and a friend in Dr. Lonnie Smith and we pay tribute to his life through song and an interview conducted with the show some years back. This hour is ...

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Article: Album Review

Jakob Bro: Uma Elmo

Read "Uma Elmo" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


After a break of a few years, Danish guitarist & composer Jakob Bro returns to ECM Records with a new trio. Bay Of Rainbows (ECM Records, 2018) was a live recording documenting his trio with double bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Joey Baron, while Returnings (ECM Records, 2018) was a quartet reuniting Bro with Morgan and ...


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