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Thomas Albaek Jakobsen

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Born: January 22, 1975    Primary Instrument: Drums

Thomas Albaek Jakobsen

Jakobsen, who has long been touted for his drumming skills in the northern part of Denmark, is now being recognized as a composer as well: he penned all of the tracks on the first album by FLUX and in 2010 he wrote two tunes for acclaimed album Canopus by the JazzNord Ensemble, featuring the renowned sax player Dick Oatts. As a musician Jacobsen is also known from his work with the Christina Jones Quintet and the electro acoustic trio Brem/Rizzi/Jakobsen, who work with improvisations on silent movies.

Jacobsen earned a masters degree in Arts and Jazz history and studies with such notable Danish and international drummers and composers as Henry Cole, Peter Retzlaff, Soren Moller, Peter Brem and Peter Jensen.About Jakobsen’s drumming the newspaper ‘Flensborg Avis’ wrote, “Thomas Albæk Jakobsen is dynamic...
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“Thomas Albæk Jakobsen is dynamic. His playing is poignant and concise without being too dominating.” - Flensborg Avis

“......interpret the melodic content as one tight unit, while Jakobsen's poignant drumming sketches the musical envelope.” - All About Jazz review

“You have to respect Thomas Albæk Jakobsen for his courage in doing this demanding project.” - Scandinavian Jazz review

FLUX - Relationships (2013); drums, composer
JazzNord Ensemble feat. Dick Oatts - Canopus (2010); drums, composer

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Featured recording “Relationships”

Relationships
Flux Music (2013)
Download jazz mp3 “Blade-ish” by Thomas Albaek Jakobsen
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