Born: December 5, 1961 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
ANDERS BERGCRANTZ’ BIOGRAPHY
2012 The orchestral piece ”The Painter” by Anna-Lena Laurin with Anders Bergcrantz as trumpet soloist, is recorded for upcoming CD release. Anders Bergcrantz Quartet w/Adam Nussbaum performes at Montmartre, Copenhagen. Performing with The Richie Beirach European Quintet in Germany. Playing with The Lionel Hampton All Star Big Band in Italy. Recording a duo CD together with pianist Jan Lundgren for release early 2013. The Anders Bergcrantz Quintet feat. Billy Harper & Victor Lewis playing at the Ystad Jazz Festival.
2011 Anders Bergcrantz Quartet w/Victor Lewis performing at Montmartre, Copenhagen. Performing as soloist in Anna-Lena Laurin’s orchestral work ”The Painter” in Uppsala, Sweden. Anders Bergcrantz Quartet touring in Mexico and playing for 10.000 people in Mexico City. As a member of drummer legend, Ed Thigpen’s last band, Anders is performing tribute/memorial concerts for Ed with the the remaining band. The highly successful world premiere of Anna-Lena Laurin’s orchestral work ”Iphigenia” takes place at Konserthuset in Stockholm with Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra. Anders is together with piano legend, Richie Beirach, soloist in the piece. The concert is is filmed and part of a documentary about Anna-Lena Laurin and broadcasted on Swedish Telivision. Performing with The Lionel Hampton All star Big Band in Germany and France...
Awards:French/Swedish Jazz Award Django d'Or 2009 The Golden Record for About Time" 2008 The jazz cat, Jazz musician of the year 2008 Best album of the year 2008 Nominated for the Nordic culture prize 1996 The Golden Record for "In this together" 1996 Jazz musician of the year 1995 etc
”...He belongs to the great soloists of Jazz, irrespective of what side of the Atlantic you look...” OJ, Jörgen �-stberg
”...Bergcrantz is world class...” THE WIRE, Richard Cook
”...flows with lovely long lines...” JAZZ TIMES, Dave Burns ”...(In a certain way he’s the man on the spot here. Given the sense of Miles �'ghost wafting through these proceedings, the brassman on hand better have something to say. No worries here. Bergcrantz fills those shoes admirably). He’s blowing tough and lyrical with a gorgeous softball tone, burning or sighing as the music requires, and the knack for the right effect...” CADENCE MAGAZINE, David Dupont
”...Scandinavian trumpeter has rare talent...” NEW JERSEYS Entertainment guide, Terrence James
”most exciting soloist...” CODA MAGAZINE, John Norris
”...Bergcrantz-a master...” SDS, Alexander Agrell
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