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Upcoming gigs:


January


3rd Erlings Aarhus


5th Sørensen/Nordmand/Toftemark Oslo


6th Utopia Gothenburg


9 John Henriksson Stampan Stockholm


10th Toftemark 6tet Søhesten


20th Booked for privat gig


20th Casper Christensen 4 Charlie Scotts


24th Andreas Toftemark Quartet Templet Lyngby


28th Jam Host at La Fontaine



Febuary


9th A Plane To Catch Winter Jazz at Cafe Pixie


11th Jam Host La Fontaine


23rd Charlie Scotts A Plane To Catch


24th Gade Ensemble Aarhus Masterclass


24th A Plane To Catch Kayak Bar


28th Holst 4 Søhesten




Marts


1st 4tet at La Fontaine


2nd A Plane To Catch Christianias Jazzclub


3rd Jam Host at La Fontaine


9th Andreas Toftemark Jazzcup Cph 14.40-16.30


14th Bardeleben 4 Charlie scotts


14/15th Recording session A Plane To Catch


16th Kira Martini La Fontaine


20th Andreas Toftemark Quartet Søhesten


27th Oh People Søhesten


30th La Fontaine


31th Toftemark 4 La Fontaine


New Single out 15/9/23

New Single out 11/8/23

About:


Andreas Toftemark is a 33-year-old saxophonist and composer who currently lives in Copenhagen. Andreas has performed regularly on the New York jazz scene and European jazz scene including Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Brazil, England, Norway, USA, Holland, Italy, France, and Spain; both as a sideman and bandleader.

 

Education; Andreas holds a BA from The New School of Jazz in New York where he studied with accomplished musicians such as Reggie Workman, Joel Frahm, Eric Alexander, Ben Wendel, and Peter Bernstein to name a few. Furthermore, Andreas has a European jazz Master's degree from Copenhagen, Berlin and Paris. 

 

Sound; Andreas’ sound is intense but round and clearly reflects the many years he has spent listening to the masters of jazz such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Lester Young, Barry Harris, amongst others. Although Andreas’ style reflects traditional jazz musicians, he has been exploring many genres and has played everything from traditional jazz to bebop, hardbop, Afro-Cuban, folk music, and contemporary Jazz. Furthermore, Andreas doubles on alto-saxophone and Clarinet.

 

 

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A. Toftemark recives

Bent Jædig Award 2023

New Single out 

https://orcd.co/andreas_toftemark-november_in_paris

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2023 

Reviews of my latest album


jazzjournal.co.uk

4/5 stars

"He is an experienced bandleader and inventive soloist. Perhaps this release will gain him some of the recognition he deserves. It is a superior hard-bop style blowing session...

Wisely he fashions his own variations on the melody without reference to classic versions ... This is a superior ballad interpretation."


Skjazz.sk

”Extremely melodic tenor, without being sleek, the tone is bright, warm, and pleasant, without being too sweet........played with astonishing invention, joy, sincerity and playfulness, that goes hand in hand with a high instrumental skillset...This recording is the strongest proof of inspiration and the inexhaustibility of jazz standards!”


www.ivanrod.dk

"swinging meanwhile adding an open style with an edge, that gives the listeners pallet true umami - a commendable gem”


www.jazzhalo.be

"Andreas Toftemark picks up the true jazz spirit in a fresh and inventive way, a perfect album. for the cozy club feeling"


jazznyt.blogspot.com

"I'm excited and feel like I got a letter from Andreas telling me that jazz is Alive and Well"


www.nettavisen.no

”Here are no big musical surprises – just beautiful, thoughtful, honest music that lasts from now until eternity”


www.rocktimes.info

“Toftemark is a very elegant saxophonist, here I see his closeness to Lester Young very pronounced... incredibly courageous, full of warmth, gripping and professionally executed”


ap-reviews.com

"As fine, contemporary interpreters of the tradition, and with that glimpse of the saxophonist’s compositional prowess, the stage seems well and truly set"