Jacob Anderskov

Jacob Anderskov is a pianist, composer and bandleader from Copenhagen. He has released around 20 albums as a bandleader and co-leader since his debut in 2001. He has received numerous awards and hailed by the international press as an outstanding voice in contemporary music. Anderskov has performed in most countries in the western hemisphere with his own projects. His oeuvre encompasses everything from improvised works in small groups to almost thoroughly composed material for larger ensembles.
Anderskov’s music often incorporates improvisation, colouring, or new ways of bridging the continuum between the composed and the undefined. In the recent years he has also had several projects with classically trained musicians, playing more exactly composed material of his, with or without Anderskov himself participating in the performances as an improviser or leader.
Among the bands Jacob Anderskov has been forming and leading are Jacob Anderskov’s Strings Percussion & Piano, Kinetics, Anderskov Accident, Agnostic Revelations, Habitable Exomusics, Jacob Anderskov Trio, Airto Moreira - Jacob Anderskov Duo, Jacob Anderskov Solo, Continuum, Jacob Anderskov på Dansk ("in Danish"), and An Auf & Doctor Structure.
Jacob Anderskov graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen in 2002. During a 1-year stay in New York (1999-2000) he took private lessons from numerous teachers. He was one of the founding members of ILK Music (2003-2004), and the first ILK chairman (2004-2008). In November 2013 Anderskov received Danish Music Awards Jazz for best jazz composer of the year.