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Peter Danstrup

Peter Danstrup, bassist, composer, associate professor

Born April 23 1954 in Copenhagen

Education Student 1972 Teacher Training College 1972-73 The Royal Danish Academy of Music, double bass 1975-79 (unfinished)

Bands ’70’s: Jazzbanden, Oktobergruppen, Bohena, Strange Brothers + John Tchicai, Cox Orange, Salsa Na Ma ’80’s: Six Winds, Jørgen Emborg Quartet, Halberg/Larsen, Svend Asmussens String Swing, New Jungle Orchestra, Pete Dan Band, Link Wray, Mazur/Markussen Kvartet, Mikkel Nordsø Band, Jan Kaspersen Kvintet, John Tchicai Group, Space Train, 3-step, Op, Op, Op, Two Bass Hit ´90’s: John Tchicai Quartet, Berimbau, Aisha, Maaneklar ´00’s: Jan Kaspersen SOB, Mikkel Nordsø Band, Berimbau, Ultraktement, Alisio Ensemble, Jan Kaspersen SaxChase ´10’s: The Reptiles, Alisio Ensemble, Mikkel Nordsø Band, Jan Kaspersen Saxchase, Klökkeblömst

Pedagogical/administrative career: 1977- ca ’90: Teaches at the Vallekilde og Brandbjerg music seminars 1986-87: director of the Vallekilde Music Semionar From 1988: teaches at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (RMC), Copenhagen 1997 - 2005: Director of Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (RMC) 2006 – associate professor, RMC

Prizes:: 1975: Dunkerque, Bohena, 1. prize in category free jazz 1976: Dunkerque, Strange Bros., 1. prize in category free jazz 2005: Knight of the Dannebrog 2010: The Danish Art Council awards the CD Reptiles in the Sky 2012: Danish Music Awards: Best Album 2012 (Beautiful Untrue Things) 2012: Danish Music Awards: Best Composer - jazz

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Teaches at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark




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From: Klökkeblkömst
By Peter Danstrup


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