Kasper Tranberg (DK), b. 1973, was member of
Prize Winner Chris Potter's JAZZPAR 2000 Septet.
Tranberg was 18 when he got to Berklee College of Music
in Boston for three semesters. Back in Copenhagen a call from Mercer Ellington
made Tranberg quit his cleaning job. He is cofounder of When Granny Sleeps
(recordings feature David Liebman and Ray Anderson). Tranberg has put
his mark on other influential Danish constellations like Dane T. S. Hawk
and His Great Mongo Dilmuns; Copenhagen Art Ensemble; Ok-Nok-Kongo with
John Tcicai - and has also been in demand in better established ensembles
like Pierre Dørge's New Jungle Orchestra. Recently he has released
the second CD in his own name.
"Basically I'm a jazz nutcase", states the
brass man who doesn't play safe - he may plunge into deep water and always
manages to get ashore again. He can color his tone in many different shades
sometimes using unorthodox methods on his cornet.