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Alex Jønsson is an award-winning Danish guitarist, composer and improviser, based in Copenhagen.

He has been greatly recognized for his Nordic and melancholic expression – both as a composer and a soloist - and has toured in most of Europe as well as in India.

Most people will know him from orchestras like I Think You’re Awesome, Mirja Klippel and Jakob Sørensen's ’Bagland’. Yet, in recent years, as a composer and a bandleader, Alex Jønsson has raised his profile as one of the most interesting jazz guitarists on the modern scene.

Since 2012, he has been nominated for a Danish Music Award Jazz no less than nine times!

Jønsson’s fourth album as a leader, ‘Heathland’, was released in February 2020.


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- “It’s unhurried, expansive music that nevertheless never lacks momentum and tension.” (London Jazz News) - ”Alex’s playing is full of emotion and has a refined maturity beyond his years.” (UK Vibe)

- “He is a lyrical and refreshingly twisted player.” (Downbeat Magazine)

“Jønsson’s playing has a delicate sound control and it reaches into a deep musical truth.”
 / Jazznytt (Norway)

“His music is personal and breathtaking” / Berlingske (Denmark)

“Jønsson plays elegantly and beautifully on his guitar, where simplicity and feeling precedes technical finesse” / Soundofmusic.nu (Sweden)

“Jønsson’s guitar is circling effortlessly around simple and beautiful melodies to create haunting moments once improvisation and melodies collide.” / Jonas K, Mos Eisley (DE),

“a new kind of jazz” / Lira (Sweden)

“It is not difficult to understand why the Aarhus lad is considered one of the leading guitarists in Denmark.” / Martin Seymour, Fyens Stiftstidende (DK)

“It feels as if time and space disappears (…) it is big and very beautiful” –  Jazznyt, (Denmark) “From the fabling “Apple Pie” over the playful sounds of “Nesøya” (…) a musical pallet of intelligence and sensitivity unfolds” / Jazzspecial (Denmark) “It is three excellent musicians who are able to stimulate an individual as well as a collective creativity” ***** / Berlingske (Denmark)

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Album Heathland by Alex Jønsson

Heathland

Self released
2020

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Album Heart Of Gold: Live In Aarhus by Alex Jønsson

Heart Of Gold: Live...

Self Produced
2016

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Album Spy On Your Friends by Alex Jønsson

Spy On Your Friends

Self Produced
2015

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Album The Lost Moose by Alex Jønsson

The Lost Moose

Self Produced
2013

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Album Girls with Radical Haircuts by Alex Jønsson

Girls with Radical...

Self Produced
2013

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Album Heart of Gold by Alex Jønsson

Heart of Gold

Self Produced
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The Sun Is Slowly Rising

The Sun Is Slowly Rising

Alex Jønsson
Heathland

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Alex Jønsson
Heart of Gold

Romanticized

Romanticized

Alex Jønsson
Spy On Your Friends

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Alex Jønsson
The Lost Moose

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