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Danish Jazz Musicians

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Thomas Clausen was only in his 20s when he started playing piano with Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Ben Webster, Joe Henderson, Lee Konitz and Dizzy Gillespie. By mid-1990s, he was considered one of the best Danish pianists and recorded along with Palle Mikkelborg and Miles Davis's Album Aura. He also has a remarkable solo career and over the years, he has released several albums with his Brazilian Quartet. New-York born Marilyn Mazur moved to Copenhagen when she was only 6 years old. Therefore, her career started in Denmark. The renowned percussionist has worked with many established Jazz musicians such as Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jan Garbarek, John Tchicai, and Wayne Shorter. Her unique energy on stage makes her performances unforgettable experiences and she is the only Danish musician to have received the world's largest international Jazz Award, Jazzpar Prize. Emil de Waal took his first steps as a drummer in the Jazz music scene back in the 1980s as a member of the Jazz / funk Band Bagdad Dagblad. Along with some members of the band, he went to the Rhythmic Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen and performed in several venues and cafes at the same time. In the 1990s, he became a lecturer at the Rhythmic Conservatory of Music and started contributing as a drummer in several recordings. Randi Laubek, Anne Linnet, Maria Khnke, Ss Fenger, Kaya og Sko / Torp, Sren Kragh-Jacobsen, Lis Srensen, Fredrik Lundin, Peter Danstrup, and Aske Jacoby are only some of the names de Waal has collaborated with. He has toured countries all over Europe, United States, and China. Influence by Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, Jesper Thilos sound has its roots in American swing and Bebop. He became one of the top European straight-ahead Jazz musicians. Thilo started playing clarinet at the age of 7 and shifted to trombone until renowned Danish Jazz musician Arnvid Meyer persuaded him to start playing saxophone. For 23 years, Thilo was a member of DR Big Band where he mainly played alto saxophone. In the 1980s, he performed in Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band and collaborated with Wild Bill Davison and Niels Jrgen Steen. Alex Riel is a renowned Danish Jazz drummer who has record among others with Dexter Gordon, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jackie McLean, and Thomas Clausen. Born in 1940, Riel lived among Copenhagens Jazz scene during the 1960s and had the chance to meet and collaborate with many national and international artists. He won the Danish Grammy Award Jazz in 1996 for his Album Riel Deal and Montreux Grand Prix Award at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival with his group, Alex Riel / Palle Mikkelborg Quintet. Being trained at the Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, New School in New York, and at Berklee in Boston, Jakob Bro developed his skills in guitar and managed to become one of the most notable names in the Jazz scene. He has worked with many established Jazz artists such as Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, and Bill Frisell.

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Danish jazz

Danish Jazz dates back to 1923 when Valdemar Eiberg formed the Jazz Orchestra and recorded what are thought to be the first Danish Jazz records in August 1924. However, Jazz in Denmark is typically first date to 1925, when bandleader Sam Wooding toured in Copenhagen with Orchestra. This was the first time most Danes had heard Jazz music. Some prominent early Danish Jazz musicians include Erik Tuxen, who formed the Jazz Band and was later named conductor of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Bernhard Christensen, art music composer who incorporated Jazz elements into his pieces, and Sven Mller Kristensen, who was lyricist for many of Bernhard Christensen's pieces and who write book on Jazz theory in Danish.

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