Scandinavian Jazz Trio

Lars Møller – saxophone
Thor Madsen – guitar
Jonas Johansen – drums

Formed by the Danish saxophonist and composer Lars Møller, this trio presents the essence of the architectural emotional beauty and the spell-binding improvisational interplay of the Scandinavian Jazz-tradition.

The trio represents a generation of musicians with a global perspective and is dedicated to sharing their musical vision with present and new audiences across the world – through concerts, workshops, lectures – and with a special focus on school-children and college-students.

Lars Møller – saxophone

After living in New York 1987-89, where he played with many legendary jazz musicians, Lars Møller spent several prolonged periods in New Delhi in the 90’s assimilating the highly emotional Indian classical music under guidance from his Shahnei-teachers Pandit Anant Lal and Pandit Daya Shankar. A leading Scandinavian jazz musician, he has toured all over the world and received numerous awards including a Grammy (DK). Lars Møller’s compositions delicately combine his knowledge of the American jazz tradition with the melodic Scandinavian tradition augmented by a broad knowledge of European classical music. His most recent release “ReWrite of Spring” has been called “a soaring, sprawling conception, combining exquisite detail with monumental vision” (Downbeat) and “A milestone in Danish jazz” (Weekendavisen) –

Thor Madsen – guitar

Having spent his formative years in New York, Thor Madsen’s guitar playing is influenced by a broad range of musical genres. He is a highly popular performer in both Europe and USA and has toured extensively with bands from both continents: Wax Poetic with Norah Jones, Butch Morris Conducts The Nublu Orchestra, and Our Theory with French trumpeter Erik Truffaz – to name a few. His work as a producer includes numerous albums for the New York-based label Nublu Records, Brazilian crossover album Na Farofa with his band Wazzabi, Lars Møller’s ode to Stravinsky, Rewrite Of Spring, as well as music for film and TV, including the original score for the Emmy nominated feature documentary Word Wars –

Jonas Johansen – drums

Drummer Jonas Johansen is a true orchestral drummer, with a universal sound developed though 35 years of top level performances and more than 170 albums. Jonas’ special gift always delivers the extra touch that lifts the music. His personal and international sound is rooted in his deep knowledge of the jazz tradition and his ability to fluently incorporate inspiration from Latin America, Turkey, Spain, Africa and India. He has performed with stars like McCoy Tyner, Dave Sanborn, Maria Schneider, John Scofield, Eliane Elias, Enrico Pieranunzi, Mike Stern, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Joe Lovano.