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Alex Jønsson

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.

Awards

// :: 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 Vocal 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 Music 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 Vocal Album of the Year’ with Live Foyn Friis: Running Heart /// ’Best Crossover Jazz Album of the Year’ with Live Foyn Friis: Running Heart /// ’Best New Jazz Act’ with Jakob Sørensen: Bagland // :: 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


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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)

- “...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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Albums

Heathland

Self released
2020

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Heart Of Gold: Live...

Self Produced
2016

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Spy On Your Friends

Self Produced
2015

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The Lost Moose

Self Produced
2013

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Girls with Radical...

Self Produced
2013

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Heart of Gold

Self Produced
0

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The Sun Is Slowly Rising

From: Heathland
By Alex Jønsson

Heart of Gold

From: Heart of Gold
By Alex Jønsson

Romanticized

From: Spy On Your Friends
By Alex Jønsson

Apple Pie

From: The Lost Moose
By Alex Jønsson

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