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Danish guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug has performed all over Europe with his group “Mikkel Ploug Group feat. Mark Turner” and PlougPettersenBadenhorst trio. He has recorded two albums for Spanish label “Fresh Sounds New Talent” and appeared as an opening act for Wayne Shorter. He writes music for Mikkel Ploug Group, Sissel Vera Pettersen-Mikkel Ploug-Joachim Badenhorst Trio and Mikkel Ploug Trio and is currently living partly in Copenhagen and partly in Berlin. He works as a sideman with Pete Robbins.

Mikkel received his master from the royal conservatory of the hague in 2005 and was awarded a distinction for his original compositions. Took lessons with Tom Rainey and Ben Monder. He started out on drums at the age of four before changing to guitar at twelve.

Performances:

Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Holland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Luxembourg, Norway. Mikkel has appeared at Northsea Festival, Brey Jazzfestival, Copenhagen Jazzfestival and at clubs like Pizza Express (London) Jamboree (Barcelona), Sunset (Paris), A-Trane (Berlin), Unterfahrt (Munchen) Jazzhouse (Copenhagen) and many more

Performed as a leader and sideman with:

Mark Turner, Bill McHenry, Sean Carpio, Jeppe Skovbakke, Joachim Badenhorst, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Marlon Browden, Kresten Osgood, Anders Christensen, Mikkel Hess, Niels Lykkegaard, Kenny Wheeler, Simon Jermyn, Jakob Dinesen, Jonas Westergaard, Kevin Brow, Niels Vincentz, Flin Van Hemmen and many more….

Gear

gibson, d'angelico, newtone strings, polytone amps


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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

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Credentials/Background

has taught at conservatories all over europe, teaches online via skype

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Albums

Album Balcony Lullabies

Balcony Lullabies

Stunt Records/Sundance Music
2020

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Album Faroe by Mikkel Ploug

Faroe

Sunnyside Records
2018

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Album Alleviation by Mikkel Ploug

Alleviation

Songlines Recordings
2017

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Album Liquid Light by Mikkel Ploug

Liquid Light

Songlines Recordings
2015

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Album Liquid Light by Mikkel Ploug

Liquid Light

Songlines Recordings
2014

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Album Equilibrium by Mikkel Ploug

Equilibrium

Songlines Recordings
2009

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