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Jakob Bro

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Instruments  Guitar
Genres  Jazz
Role  Guitar player
Name  Jakob Bro
Years active  2002–present

Born  April 11, 1978 (age 37)Denmark (1978-04-11)
Occupation(s)  Guitarist, composer, bandleader
Associated acts  I Got You On TapeTomasz StankoTeiturPaul Motian
Awards  Danish Music Award for Danish Jazz Album of the Year
Albums  Balladeering, December Song, Bro/Knak, Who Said Gay Paree, The Stars Are All New Songs

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Jakob Bro (born April 11, 1978) is a Danish guitarist and composer.


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He leads a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the fall of 2016 the trio released the album Streams (ECM). Bro also works with Palle Mikkelborg and Bro/Knak, a collaboration with the Danish electronica producer Thomas Knak.

He is a former member of the Paul Motian Band (Garden of Eden, ECM, 2006) and a member of Tomasz Stanko's Dark Eyes Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM, 2009).

He has worked with Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Andrew D'Angelo, Bill Frisell, George Garzone, Lee Konitz, Thomas Morgan, Paul Motian, Oscar Noriega, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Ben Street, Mark Turner, David Virelles, and Kenny Wheeler.

Awards and honors

In 2016 and 2013 Bro received The Carl Prize Jazz Composer of the Year for the albums Gefion and Bro/Knak. From 2003–2016 he received six Danish Music Awards: three for Danish Jazz Album of the Year (Gefion, Balladeering and Sidetracked), two for Danish Crossover Album of the Year (Bro/Knak and Sidetracked) and one for New Danish Jazz Artist of the Year (for the album Beautiful Day).

In 2009 and 2013 he received The Jazz Special Prize for Danish Jazz Album of the Year (for the albums Balladeering and December Song) and in 2013 he received The Jazznyt Prize founded by Niels Overgaard (for December Song). In 2012 he received the DJBFA honorary award and in 2006 and 2012. The Danish Arts Foundation rewarded Bro for his recordings Pearl River and Bro/Knak.

In 2014 he was nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize for his trilogy Balladeering/Time/December Song.


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