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Jakob Bro

Danish guitarist and composer Jakob Bro makes expansive, forward-thinking jazz that’s atmospheric and experimental, while even now being grounded in the tradition. Blessed in Risskov, Denmark in 1978, Bro performed trumpet in his youngsters and initial became subjected to jazz via his father’s big-band and jazz record collection. Around age group 12, Bro also began playing electric guitar, a interest that overtook trumpet and resulted in stints learning music at such establishments as Denmark’s Rhythmic Conservatory, the Berklee University of Music in Boston, and the brand new College for Jazz and Modern Music in NY. Although he hardly ever secured a qualification, his adept method of improvisation and group interplay captured the hearing of regional N.Con.C. music artists including Paul Motian, who employed him to try out with his Electric powered Bebop Band. Because the middle-2000s, Bro spent some time working using a bevy of performers including Lee Konitz, Costs Frisell, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Ben Road, Tag Turner, Chris Rate, David Virelles, among others. As a head, Bro provides released a reliable blast of albums including Daydreamer (2003), Pearl River (2007), The Superstars ARE New Music (2008), Light Rainbow (2008), Who Stated Homosexual Paree (2008), Balladeering (2009), Bro/Knak (2011), and Dec Melody (2013). In 2015, Bro produced his ECM debut with Gefion, which showcased his trio with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Jon Christensen. Channels followed a calendar year afterwards with Joey Baron in the drummer’s seat.

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