JAZZPAR Artists - Ole Kock Hansen

   Ole Kock Hansen, b. April 19, 1945, JAZZPAR Artist 1990, arranged Tommy Flanagan originals for the JAZZPAR 1993 Windtet - Henrik Bolberg Pedersen (tp), Vincent Nilsson (leader, tenor hrn), Steen Hansen (tenor hrn), Jan zum Vohrde (as, fl), Uffe Markussen (ts, ss, b-cl), Flemming Madsen (bars, b-cl).

   These six musicians are some of the most experienced section players as well as expressive soloists from The Danish Radio Big Band, which is generally counted among the world's very finest.
   Notwithstanding his personal modesty, Ole Kock Hansen has for some time been a central figure in Danish jazz life. Since 1968 the pianist of the renowned Danish Radio Big Band. Today the chief conductor and one of the main composers/arrangers of this band. He has worked with many international soloists and the majority of well-known Danish jazz musicians. Close cooperation with Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, our stellar bass player. Teaching at conservatories. Working with choirs. Kock Hansen is a gifted lyrical pianist. He has often and successfully combined jazz with the national Danish folk music tradition.

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