Primary Instrument: Piano
Last Updated: January 11, 2010
The pianist, composer & band-leader Jacob Anderskov is mostly known from his own bands ANDERSKOV ACCIDENT, JACOB ANDERSKOV TRIO, AIRTO MOREIRA - JACOB ANDERSKOV DUO, JACOB ANDERSKOV SOLO, JACOB ANDERSKOV PA DANSK (in Danish), AN AUF & DOCTOR STRUCTURE.
Since his two simultaneous debut CDs from 2001, he has released 13 CD's as a bandleader, received an Art Council awarding of the CD Jacob Anderskov Trio's even worse, the Govenment Art Foundation 3 year working grant in 2004, and 5 Danish Jazz Music Awards (2 as a leader). He is presently elected as one of three spearhead acts of the Danish International Jazz Launch, a cooperative Music Export project between a number of the major Music institutions in Denmark.
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).
As a bandleader Anderskov has performed in most European countries & in USA & Canada. Musicians involved in his activities over the years include among others (alfabetically by last name): Lotte Anker, Anders Banke, Marc Bernstein, Jim Black, Gerald Cleaver, Peter Dahlgren, Nils Davidsen, Jacob Dinesen, Marc Ducret, Mats Eilertsen, Ned Ferm, Michael Formanek, Jeppe Gram, Frank Gratkowski, Henriette Groth, Jeff Hirschfield, TS Hawk, Mark Helias, Mads Hyhne, Jakob Høyer, P.O. Jørgensen, Rune Kielsgaard, Soeren Kjaergaard, Jesper Loevdal, Paul Lovens, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Marilyn Mazur, Liudas Mockunas, Anders Mogensen, Airto Moreira, Thomas Morgan, Kresten Osgood, Stefan Pasborg, Jakob Riis, Jeppe Skovbakke, Lew Solloff, Tyshawn Sorey, Chris Speed, Laura Toxvaerd, Kasper Tranberg, Per Vers & Ole Omkvaed, Cuong Vu, Jonas Westergaard, Jesper Zeuthen - and a.o. the bands Lovedale, Cph Art Ensemble, Real People, Terracotta, Kibrick, TS Hoeg's Locomotion Starsemble.
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.
When Anderskov in 2004 received 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.
As a Leader:
Chris Speed: tenor sax, clarinet
Jacob Anderskov: piano
Michael Formanek: bass
Gerald Cleaver: drums
Ears to the Ground
Jacob Anderskov & Airto Moreira
Tracks: In the air; Ears to the ground; Anytime; We are ready; Out of hand.
Jacob Anderskov: Piano
Airto Moreira: Percussion
Tracks: The Fourth K; Lisbutin e Mirkola; Se nu stiger solen; Russkij; Boxy;
Kasper Tranberg: trumpet
Jesper Zeuthen: alto sax
Ned Ferm: tenor sax
Anders Banke: bass clarinet
Peter Dahlgren: trombone
Jacob Anderskov: piano
Jeppe Skovbakke: bass
Rune Kielsgaard: drums
Earlier albums as a leader:
Jacob Anderskov (solo): Panta Rhei (ILK 2007)
An Auf: An Auf (ILK 2007)
Jacob Anderskov: På Dansk (ILK 2006)
Anderskov Accident: Unity of Action (ILK 2005)
Jacob Anderskov Trio: On the loose (ILK 2004)
Doctor Structure: GODOT ... stuck in traffic (ILK 2003)
Bobs Tumbla: Bobs Tumbla (ILK 2002)
Anderskov Accident: Anderskov Accident (ILK 2002)
Jacob Anderskov Trio: Even Worse (ILK 2002)
Doctor Structure: Doctor Structure (ILK 2001)
Jacob Anderskov Trio: Scraggly Music (ILK 2001)
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Selected albums as a side-man or as a collective:
Real People: Real People. Rudresh Mahanthappa, sax, Kasper Tranberg, tp,
J.A., pno, Carlo de Rosa, bass, Anders Mogensen, drums. Blackout. Rec 2007,
Kasper Tranberg: Terracotta. Tranberg, Tp, J.A., pno, Jakob Høyer, drums.
Blackout. Rec 2007, released 2008.
LOVEDALE: Cozyness Kills. ILK. Jesper Løvdal, Chris Speed, sax, Cuong Vu,
trumpet, Jacob Anderskov, pno, Jonas Westergaard, bass, Anders Mogensen,
drums. Rec February 2008, released 2009.
Herman D. Koppel 100 years (dvd). Cowbell. Numerous musicians, including
Anderskov, Svend Asmussen, Michala Petri, Alex Riel, Marilyn Mazur, Anders &
Benjamin Koppel, etc. (2009)
Marc Bernstein's KIBRICK 5.2. Marc Bernstein, sax, Kasper Tranberg, tp, Jacob
Anderskov, rhodes, Nils Davidsen, bass, Stefan Pasborg, drums. Recorded
2007, released 2008.
LOVEDALE: Grill Music. ILK122CD. Jesper Løvdal, sax, Cuong Vu, trumpet,
Jacob Anderskov, pno, Jonas Westergaard, bass, Anders Mogensen, drums.
Rec october 2005, released 2006.
Niels Ryde: Pocket Music. Music Mecca. Lew Soloff, tp, Niels Vincentz, sax,
Jacob Anderskov, pno, Niels Ryde, bass, Anders Mogensen, drums. Rec.
september 2005, release 2006.
Dane T S Hawk and the Locomotion Startsemble (presents): A general broad
view. (2 CD's: W-ild & M-ild sides). ILK104CD. TS Høeg, Johs Lund, J Dinesen,
N ferm, K Tranberg, M Hyhne, aerophones - S Sieben, J Anderskov, S
Kjærgaard, N Davidsen, stringophones, K Osgood, membranophones. Rec:
2003, rel: 2005.
MIKE H: Peninsula. Cope. Mike H: Vocals, Jakob Funch: guitar, Albert Raft:
Sax, Jeppe Skovbakke: Bass, Rune Kielsgaard: drums. Produced by Doctor
Jake. Rec & rel: 2004.
LOVEDALE: Lovedale. ILK LOVE 001. Jesper Løvdal, sax, Jacob Anderskov, pno,
Jonas Westergaard, bass, Anders Mogensen, drums. Rec November 2003,
Marc Bernstein's KIBRICK. Marc Bernstein, sax, Jacob Anderskov, rhodes, Nils
Davidsen, bass, Stefan Pasborg, drums. Recorded & released 2004.
BABOP. cowbellmusic. B Koppel & J Løvdal, bar.sax, J Anderskov, pno, J
Westergaard, bass, K Osgood, dr. Rec & rel: 2004.
Stefan Pasborg & Liudas Mockunas TOXICUM. ILK tcb 004. ILK. Stefan
Pasborg: Drums - Liudas Mockunas: Saxophones - Jacob Anderskov: Piano &
Rhodes - Nils Davidsen: Bass - Jakob Riis: Laptop & Trombone. Including
guest appearances by a.o. Marc Ducret & John Tchicai. Rec. 2002, released
Mike H Project: Steady Unsteady. Calibrated 001. Mike H: Vocals, Jakob
Funch: guitar, Albert Raft: Sax, Jeppe Skovbakke: Bass, Rune Kielsgaard:
drums. Guest appearance by Anderskov on "Havana Star". Rec & rel: 2003.
Mockunas-Pasborg Project. TCB records 001. ILK. Liudas Mockunas, sax,
Mads Hyhne, trb., Jacob Anderskov, pno, Jaak Sooaar, guitar, Nils Davidsen,
bass, Stefan Pasborg, drums, Mark Solborg, guitar. Recorded November
2000-April 2001, released July 2001.
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