Simon Toldam

 

 

Simon Toldam is one of Scandinavia's most exciting and acclaimed musicians from the current generation. He has received 4 Danish jazz grammies, among them ”Rising Star” of the Danish music scene. He is a member of Danish leading jazz/avantgarde label ILK, and has released 12 CDs as leader/co-leader.

Toldam started his first trio at the age of 9, and has since then been leading and co-leading several groups playing jazz, improv and beyond. Composition and improvisation have always been the main pillars in the musical carrier of this versatile player. He has composed music for orchestras of various size all the way from trio to 20-piece orchestras, film, theatre, modern dance, and was chosen as official Festival Composer at Cph Jazzfestival 2007.

Besides leading/co-leading a number of groups, Toldam is in demand on the scene as sideman in various, jazz/new music settings, and as teacher on the conservatory in DK.

He is currently leading his own trio and the larger group Stork, both orchestras presenting the music of Toldam, showing all of his orchestrational abilities and his intriguing way of conveying his own music.