|JAZZPAR Artists - Uffe Markussen|
Uffe Markussen, b. Sept. 19, 1952. JAZZPAR Artist in 1990, 93, 95 and 96. Markussen performed with the JAZZPAR Nonet 1996 - Johnny Coles and Henrik Bolberg (tp, flh), Kjeld Ipsen (tb), Axel Windfeld (tuba, bass tb), Michael Hove (as, ss, cl, fl), Uffe Markussen (ts, ss, cl, b-cl, fl, picc-fl), Geri Allen (p), Palle Danielsson (b) and Lenny White (d).
The Danish JAZZPAR committee had appointed Uffe Markussen
to select and lead an additional group of horn players, on the basis of
1996 Prize Winner Geri Allen's proposals as to the instrument combination.
The choice fell on five members of the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra (DRJO),
which is generally considered to consist of some of the most competent
musicians in this country, as to performing jazz for larger groups, the
art of ensemble playing, and the interpretation of written material. The
program consisted of music written for this occasion, partly by Geri Allen,
partly by the Danes Jens Winther (JAZZPAR Artist 1991), Lotte Anker and
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