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Haftor Medboe

Born: August 21, 1967    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Haftor Medboe

Haftor Medbøe is a jazz guitarist, composer and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is Jazz Musician in Residence and Lecturer in Composition at Edinburgh Napier University, and has numerous film, television and mult-media score credits.

The latest release, Places + Spaces, featuring Anneke Kampman and Konrad Wiszniewski is available now from www.fabrikant-records.net and all good digital retailers. Recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland the album fuses the found sounds of nature alongside acoustic and electronic instrumentation.

A Box Of Monkeys, by Haftor Medbøe Group features exquisitely lyrical vocals by Anneke Kampman and helter-skelter programming by Gavin Hislop (aka Babyshaker) and continues the group’s collaboration with Danish bass monster, Eva Malling. A Box Of Monkeys is available from Fabrikant Records in CD and download formats and from worldwide digital outlets from 01/01/10...
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”They’re on to something new and exciting” Jazzine

“The album as a whole is a beautiful piece of art” JazzWorldQuest

“A band with huge integrity and originality” JazzNyt

“Great music reaching fulfillment and intensity” Jazz Review

“Envelope pushing” The Guardian

“Bold and strident” ... “One to watch” Glasgow Herald

“Contemporary and beautiful” Noise magazine

“Vivid musical soundscapes” The List

“... and yes, the hairs on the back of my neck moved” The Islay Directory

“... the perfect Contemporary jazz” The Skinny

“A dazzling venture into Contemporary jazz!” - www.jazzreview.com

“... reinventing the balance of opposites of the musical universe” www.jazzworldquest.com

Birdsongs EP (2003) - White Label Charm (2004) - White Label In Perpetuity (2006) - Linn Records New:Happy (2008) - Fabrikant Records A Box Of Monkeys (2009) - Fabrikant Records Places + Spaces (2012) - Fabrikant Records

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Edinburgh City, EH3

Credentials/Background:
Jazz Musician in Residence, Napier University Edinburgh

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Offers clinics in improvisation and ensemble playing.

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