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Jakob Bro

Jakob Bro
Jakob Bro
Background information
Born Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupations Guitarist, composer, bandleader
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts I Got You On Tape
Tomasz Stańko
Paul Motian

Jakob Bro (born 1978) is a Danish jazz guitarist. Bro has never received any musical training besides short periods spent at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Berklee College of Music in Boston and New School University in New York. Jakob Bro has a successful career as a solo artist with artistic collaborations artists such as Bill Frisell, Mark Turner, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Chris Cheek, Ben Street, Jon Christensen, Jeff Ballard, , Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano,Chris Speed, Jakob Dinesen, Thomas Knak among others. He is known in the jazz world for his involvement with bands and artists such as Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band, Tomasz Stańko Quintet, and his own trio ( Anders Christensen & Jakob Høyer ) ( Thomas Morgan & Jon Christensen ) as well as more rock orientated bands such as I Got You On Tape, Teitur, Povl Dissing and Steffen Brandt.

Jakob Bro made his debut internationally in early 2000 when he was recruited to play with [1]. Here, Bro is one of the key musicians on "Dark Eyes",.

Jakob Bro has distinguished himself in recent years, particularly in the Danish jazz scene. He has won five DMA Awards from his last seven releases. In 2003 as "Cross-Year of Release 2009".

In 2010, Bro experienced a major commercial breakthrough with Jazztimes and Downbeat.

Praise carried over into Bro's 2011 album ."


As leader

  • Daydreamer – Loveland Records 2003
  • Sidetracked – Loveland Records 2005
  • Pearl River – Loveland Records 2007
  • The Stars Are All New Songs – Loveland Records 2008
  • White Rainbow – Loveland Records 2008
  • Who Said Gay Paree – Loveland Records 2008
  • Balladeering – Loveland Records 2009
  • Time – Loveland Records 2011
  • Bro/Knak - Loveland Records 2011
  • December Song - Loveland Records (To be released October 2013)

As sideman

With Paul Motian

  • Garden of Eden (ECM, 2004)

With Tomasz Stańko

  • Dark Eyes (ECM, 2009)

With Søren Dahl Jeppesen

  • Route One (Dog Day Music, 2010)


External links

  • All About Jazz
  • [3] iPolitken
  • [4] iJazzwrap
  • All About Jazz
  • [6] at Jazztimes USA
  • Gaffa
  • All About Jazz
  • [9] i Jazz Forum Polen
  • All About Jazz
  • [10]

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