Andreas Toftemark is a 30-year-old saxophonist and composer who currently lives in Copenhagen. Andreas has performed regularly on the New York jazz scene and been on tour in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Spain; both as a sideman and bandleader.
Education; Andreas has a degree from The New School of Jazz in New York where he studied with accomplished musicians such as Joel Frahm, Eric Alexander, Ben Wendel, Peter Bernstein, Marc Mommas and Sam Yahel amongst others. Before that, Andreas studied at Conservatorium van Amsterdam which is recognized as one of the most prominent jazz conservatories in Europe.
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, Chet Baker 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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