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May


3rd 21-23 Anders Malta's Almost Bigband Christiania Jazz


4th Gade Ensemblet Odense Tba


5th Jamhost La Fontaine


10th Shierling Trio Marstrand


11th booked for a private engangment


22nd Jazz 9TUS Tba


23rd Niclas Bardelebens Store Aften Charlie Scotts


24th Shierling Trio Marstrand


25th Private gig D'angletere


26th Jamhost La Fontaine


29th Thiago Duarte Søhesten



June


1st Vejslev duo Nv Tba


6th Charlie Scotts Tba


5th 21-23 Anders Malta's Almost Bigband Christiania Jazz


12th Toftemark Quartet Flame Jazz Helsinki


13th Toftemark Quartet Lathi Jazz


27th Bardelebens store Aften Charlie Scotts



Juli


3rd 21-23 Anders Malta's Almost Bigband Christiania Jazz


4th A Plane To Catch Kayak Bar


5th Jesper Shierling Trio Marstrand 15-17


6th Jesper Shierling Trio Marstrand 15-17


6th 20-22 A Plane To Catch Studenterhuset


7th Monday Night Bigband kongenshave 16-18


7th Maltas Almost Bigband Christianias Jazz Club 21-23


8th 21-23 Monday night Bigband Paradise Jazz


9th Jam Host La Fontaine


10th Rolf Thofte 5tet Søhesten


11th A plane To Catch Charlie Scotts Cph Jazzfestival


12th Shierling Trio Marstrand 15-17


12th Foxman/ Toftemark 4 Søhesten


12th Jam Host Lafontaine


13th A Plane To Catch Jazz & Roots 16.30-18.30


14th 20-22 Andreas Toftemark Quartet Studenterhuset


14th La Fontaine Jam Host


16th Aarhus Jazzfestival tba


19 Aarhus Jazzfestival Tba


25th-27th Samsø Jazz Tba


31st A Plane To Catch Anholt

New Single out 15/9/23

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.

 

 

See agenda, or click media for video and sound for more info.

A. Toftemark recives

Bent Jædig Award 2023

New Single out 

https://orcd.co/andreas_toftemark-november_in_paris

New Single out 11/8/23

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"