Alex Jønsson (born 1985) is an award winning Danish guitarist, composer and improviser based in Copenhagen.
Jønsson, who was born and grew up in West Jutland, obtained the prestigious Nordic Master of Jazz (NOMAZZ) from the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus in 2013.
Since then, open spaces have been replaced by musical diversity and curiosity, and he has toured in Germany and the Czech Republic as well as in the Nordic, Balkan and Baltic countries. He has been greatly recognized for his Nordic and melancholic expression – both as a composer and a soloist, as part of the radio darlings I Think You’re Awesome and Jakob Sørensen’s Bagland and as accompanist for the critically acclaimed Norwegian singer Live Foyn Friis as well as for award-winning Finnish singer-songwriter Mirja Klippel.
This has led to a whole series of Danish Music Award nominations, among them ”Best New Jazz Act” with Jønssons own trio, as well as nominations for albums on which he contributes, i.e. for ”Best Crossover Jazz Album of the Year” and “Best Jazz Vocal Album of the Year”.
Jønsson has released three albums as a bandleader, two studioalbums and, most recently, the live album “Heart of Gold”, a recording of a livingroom concert in his old hometown, Aarhus. An album with a loose and light improvising expression that has impressed critics at home and abroad.
Jønsson has a wide musical scope with no limits
“… a lyrical and refreshingly twisted player.” / DownBeat Magazine (USA),
“Jønsson’s playing has a delicate sound control and it reaches into a deep
/ Jazznytt (Norway), 2013
His music is personal and breathtaking / Berlingske (Denmark), 2014
“Jønsson plays elegantly and beautifully on his guitar, where simplicity and
feeling precedes technical finesse” / Soundofmusic.nu (Sweden), 2013
“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), 2015
“a new kind of jazz” / Lira (Sweden), 2013.
“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), 2013.
“From the fabling “Apple Pie” over the playful sounds of “Nesøya” (…) a
musical pallet of intelligence and sensitivity unfolds” / Jazzspecial (Denmark),
A promising debut from a young trio that already has a voice of its own / All
About Jazz (USA), 2013.
“It is three excellent musicians who are able to stimulate an individual as well
as a collective creativity” ***** / Berlingske (Denmark), 2014.