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 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.
// :: 2018 :: // Nominated for a Danish Music Award in the categories :: ’Best Jazz Album of the Year'
with I Think You're Awesome: Kiss Your Darlings
// :: 2017 :: // Nominated for a Danish Music Award in the categories :: ’Best Jazz
Album of the Year’ with Live Foyn Friis: With Aarhus Jazz Orchestra // :: 2016 :: //
Nominated for a Danish Music Award in the category :: ’Best Crossover Jazz
Album of the Year’ with I Think You’re Awesome: Books /// Nominated for a Danish
Award Folk in the category: ’Best New Talent of the Year’ with Mirja Klippel
// :: 2015 :: // Nominated for a Danish Music Award in the categories :: ’Best Jazz
Album of the Year’ with Live Foyn Friis: Running Heart /// ’Best Crossover Jazz Album
the Year’ with Live Foyn Friis: Running Heart /// ’Best New Jazz Act’ with Jakob
// :: 2014 :: // 2nd place in ’Burghausen Jazz Awards’, Germany, with Elliott
// :: 2013 :: // Nominated for a Danish Music Award in the category :: 'Best New Jazz
Act’ with Alex Jønsson 3: The Lost Moose
// :: 2012 :: // Nominated for a Danish Music Award in the category: ’Best Jazz Vocal
Album of the Year’ with Foyn Trio!: Joy Visible
- “It’s unhurried, expansive music that nevertheless never lacks momentum and tension.” (London Jazz
- ”Alex’s playing is full of emotion and has a refined maturity beyond his years.” (UK Vibe)
- “...a lyrical and refreshingly twisted player.” (Downbeat Magazine)
“Jønsson’s playing has a delicate sound control and it reaches into a deep
/ 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” –
“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)