Palle Mikkelborg is a Danish jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and record producer. Mikkelborg is a fine trumpeter who is best-known stateside for his Aura suite, which Miles Davis recorded in 1984.
Self-taught on trumpet, Mikkelborg started working professionally in 1960. He joined the Danish Radio Jazz Group in 1963 and led it during 1967-1972. Mikkelborg performed at the 1968 Newport Jazz Festival in a quintet and has since been a dominant figure on the Danish and international progressive jazz scene.
He has released several solo records, and records with various co-founded groups, as well as appearing as sideman or arranger on numerous international records