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Michael Dalgas

Danish drummer educated with a diploma degree at the Academy of Music

Michael Dalgas' playing is characterised by a great dynamic range, energetic groove as well as a highly developed sense of time. The music of Michael Dalgas is melodic and often melancholy but with great nearness and character. Michael Dalgas' second solo album with Michael Dalgas Trio called “Death of a Tree” is released on the Danish label Gateway Music 29th of July 2020.

Started to play the snare drum at the age of 11 in a local marching band. Starts taking piano lessons in high school and was introduced to music theory, fusion and jazz. Was introduced to drummers like Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Ben Riley, Philly Joe Jones and Ed Thigpen. Studied at Vestbirk music folk high school in the spring of 2001 Got accepted at the Conservatory of Music in 2002. Master degree from the Conservatory of Music in 2008. Release debute record as bandleader called “Skylight Lounge”, 2009 at Barefoot Records. Release second album as bandleader with Michael Dalgas Trio “Death of a Tree, 2020 Gateway Music. Teaches drums guitar, piano and ensemble playing.


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”...Evoking panoptic views, Michael Dalgas Trio delicately explore its boundaries...”

Jazztrail (US)

“...With it’s almost exclusive immersion and laid backness, Michael Dalgas Trio taps in to something special in our time...”

Capac (DK)

“...Michael Dalgas' trio album Death of a Tree is extremely well done and very recomendable. One of this years big Danish jazz records...”


“...The music feels like a gentle summerwind an early evening while you cycle through the park and the sun is shining...”

Salt Peanuts (SE)

” ...Listen a couple of times to Michael Dalgas & Skylight Lounge

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Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced



Mozambique (Single)

Gateway Music


15 Ways (Single)

Gateway Music



Gateway Music


Death of a Tree

Gateway Music


Through Space & Time

Self Produced


Domino Landscape

Gateway Music


Purple Mellow

From: Repeat
By Michael Dalgas

15 Ways

From: 15 Ways (Single)
By Michael Dalgas


From: Mozambique (Single)
By Michael Dalgas


From: Death of a Tree
By Michael Dalgas

South of North Dakota

From: Through Space & Time
By Michael Dalgas


From: Domino Landscape
By Michael Dalgas


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