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Gorm Askjær

Gorm Askjær is a guitarist and composer living in Aarhus, Denmark. He has a background in jazz and improvised music, but is currently working with both classically trained as well as improvising musicians, trying not to get to much caught up in speculations about genres.

His music is adventourous and creates many different soundworlds, while maintaining a personal focus and tone. Compositions are written both for his own bands or individual projects, as well as comissions from others.

Current bands include Gorm Askjær Trio and Gorm Askjær Secret Safari.

Besides his own music Gorm is also teaching and is involved in different kinds of cultural and artistic projects, arranging concerts etc.


'The Blood Moon and You' (album released in 2020) is a coherent album with depth enough to last for a very long time. It's one of those kind of albums that constantly showcases new pages. Fluent, sharp, cash, poetic and open jazz. (

“Mr. Askjaer takes a few great bent-note guitar solos that fall between Marc Ducret and Marc Ribot as far as who they sound closest to sound-wise” (Dowtown Music Gallery)

“Askjær is a talent as a soloist with a distinct and rough guitar sound” (Jazzspecial)

Michael Blake
saxophone, tenor
John Coltrane
Bill Frisell
guitar, electric
Marc Ribot
John Zorn
saxophone, alto


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