2nd A Plane To Catch Bartof Station
3rd Soho Souse w. Jordan Jackson Band
17th Jam. host La Fontaine
18th Monday Night Bigband
19th Bella Centret, Windfeldt/Haxholm/Schmidt
20th Søhesten Toftemark and Friends
DK Tour Toftemark/ Benack Us 5´tet
21st Paradise Jazzclub
22nr Flensborghus (Ger)
24th Muzikhuset Bornholm
25th Uthopia (Swe)
26th Masterclass Frederikshavn
27th Cafe Støj
28th Giant Steps
31th Jam Host La Fontaine
4th Toftemark/Benack Dig Festival Helsinki
7th Brighton Jazz Festival
11th Vejslev Exploration Band baldertoppen Live
13th Toftemark Quartet Cite
Universite Jazz Festival Paris
16th Monday Night Bigband Stardust
19th A Plane To Catch Paradise Jazz Klub
Andreas Toftemark is a 32-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, 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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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2023
Reviews of my latest album
"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."
”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!”
"swinging meanwhile adding an open style with an edge, that gives the listeners pallet true umami - a commendable gem”
"Andreas Toftemark picks up the true jazz spirit in a fresh and inventive way, a perfect album. for the cozy club feeling"
"I'm excited and feel like I got a letter from Andreas telling me that jazz is Alive and Well"
”Here are no big musical surprises – just beautiful, thoughtful, honest music that lasts from now until eternity”
“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”
"As fine, contemporary interpreters of the tradition, and with that glimpse of the saxophonist’s compositional prowess, the stage seems well and truly set"