All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Christian Herluf Pedersen

Christian Herluf Pedersen Christian Herluf Pedersen

Christian Herluf Pedersen was originally born in small town Skals in Denmark, where is fathers love and devotion for music inspired him to pick up the saxophone at the age of 11. In 1996 he traveled to USA to attend Berklee College of Music, but after 1 year he decided to move back to Denmark to work as a musician.

In 1998 he moved to Sweden to study saxophone from Cennet Jönsson at Fridhems Folkhögskola, and then on to Stockholm where he was accepted at the Royal Music Conservatory. In 2006 he completed his studies in Stockholm (studied from Joakim Milder and Karl-Martin Almqvist among others) and has been working as a freelance musician since!

Christian Herluf Pedersen is a well known member of various ensembles across many different genres and emerged in 2009 as a band leader and composer on his debut album “Christian Herluf Pedersen - Alliance”.

Christian Herluf Pedersen is playing and touring Sweden and Europe with, among others: Alliance, Transatlantic, Ahmadu Jarr & the Highlife Orchestra, Big Band Splash, JnJO, Danny and the Cappers, Azimuth 3 +1, Lil Gizelle and various DJ’s.

”Sometimes Pedersen plays with a hauntingly beautiful tone and deep sincerity, as on the ballad “J.S.,” and at other times relishing in the joy of making music with friends, as on ”Bigger Leaps.” As a composer Pedersen’s pieces, while not flashy, do have a straightforward charm to them, but it’s in his soloing where Pedersen shines. His use of a wide variety of short motivic elements that evolve over the course of the solo, as in “Ronim,” is handled well. On other pieces, as on ”Eastend,” he prefers to link longer phrases with short ones in a mature manner

Read more

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Location

Stockholm

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Photos

Albums by Christian Herluf Pedersen

Watch

Similar Jazz Musicians

Pat Metheny Pat Metheny
guitar
Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins
saxophone
Joshua Redman Joshua Redman
saxophone
Dave Kain Dave Kain
guitar
Hailey Niswanger Hailey Niswanger
saxophone, alto
Lew Del Gatto Lew Del Gatto
saxophone, tenor

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.