Based in Copenhagen and a leading pianist on the European jazz and
contemporary music scene, Søren Bebe is most often compared to fellow
Northern Europeans, Tord Gustavsen and the late Esbjörn Svensson.
Ask Søren who has influenced him and the names that come up will likely be
Oscar Peterson, then Keith Jarrett and, more recently, Aaron Parks. As for
non-pianists, his number one would be Kenny Wheeler.
But ultimately, Søren’s delicacy of touch – both as composer and pianist – is,
of course, his own.
“Bebe certainly belongs to the tradition of lyrical pianists that goes from
Erroll Garner and Bill Evans through Keith Jarrett