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Andreas Toftemark

Andreas Toftemark is a 28-year-old saxophonist and composer who currently lives in New York City. Andreas performs regularly on the New York jazz scene and has been on tour in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Spain; and performed at venues such as The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Christanias Jazz Club Copenhagen, The Hat Bar in Berlin and Unity Jazz Club in Sweeden, both as a sideman and bandleader. You can listen to Andreas performing every week at venues such as Jules Jazz Club and Bistro, Anyway Cafe, The Red Room, The Great Nothern Foodhall and many other music venues in the New York area, where Andreas has performed with great musicians such as Michael Valeanu, Paul Sikivie, Ethan Iverson, Josh Allen, Ethan Iverson, Pat Brennan, Myles Sloniker, Robbie Lee, Peter Bernstein to name a few.

Education; Andreas has a degree from The New School of Jazz in New York where he studied with accomplished musicians such as Joel Frahm, Eric Alexander, Ben Wendel, Marc Mommas and Sam Yahel amongst others. Before that, Andreas studied at Conservatorium van Amsterdam which is recognized as one of the most prominent jazz conservatories in Europe.

Sound; Andreas’ sound is intense but round and clearly reflects the many years he has spent listening to the masters of jazz such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Barry Harris, Chet Baker amongst others. Although Andreas’ style reflects traditional jazz, he has been exploring many genres and has played everything from traditional jazz to bebop, hardbop, Afro-Cuban, folk music, and contemporary Jazz

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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Clinic/Workshop Information

Topics. Fundamental and advanced understanding of melodies, harmony, rhythm, ear-training, control of sound pitch and tone quality, theory. Learning about styles from blues, swing, bebop and hard-bop language to contemporary jazz and popular music. How to develop individual practice. Getting to know different styles, and find your own voice as an improviser and composer. Philosophy Every student, musician, and person is different. I think it's my job to find out what inspires and motivates each student, and guide them towards their goals

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