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
Willing to teach