His music has been described as "ancient nordic fairytale flower that slowly opens up and takes new colours, while you are at first gaping and amazed, later moved by its richness and satisfying beauty." (Peter Rahbek, Jazz Special, february 2003). Jacob Anderskov graduated from Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen, from the "musician's line", in 2002. He has also studied at the University of Copenhagen (Music Science), and has been taking private lessons with numerous teachers during a 1 year stay in New York 1999-2000. As a bandleader he has performed in most European countries & in USA & Canada.
He has besides that also performed and recorded as a sideman with a large number of other musicians & bands, a.o. Lovedale, Cph Art Ensemble, Real People, Kibrick, TS Hoeg's Locomotion Starsemble & Toxicum. Musicians involved in Anderskov's activities over the years include among others (alfabetically by last name): Lotte Anker, Anders Banke, Marc Bernstein, Jim Black, Peter Dahlgren, Nils Davidsen, Jacob Dinesen, Marc Ducret, Ned Ferm, Michael Formanek, Jeppe Gram, Henriette Groth, Jeff Hirschfield, TS Hawk, Mads Hyhne, P.O. Jørgensen, Rune Kielsgaard, Soeren Kjaergaard, Jesper Loevdal, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Liudas Mockunas, Anders Mogensen, Airto Moreira, Kresten Osgood, Stefan Pasborg, Jakob Riis, Jeppe Skovbakke, Lew Solloff, Chris Speed, Laura Toxvaerd, Kasper Tranberg, Per Vers & Ole Omkvaed, Cuong Vu, Jonas Westergaard, Jesper Zeuthen. Jacob Anderskov received in 2004 the Danish Government Art Foundation's prestigious 3-year Composers Working Grant. The committee wrote, a.o: "Jacob Anderskov masters the art of mixing inner emotionality and technical overview that simultaneously contrast and melt together to an organic unity.
Through various expressions he juggles with form and content and creates a rare, sublime whole." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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