About the members:
Søren Bebe – piano/bandleader:
One of the leading young pianists on the Danish scene of jazz and contemporary music. Born in Odense, Denmark, on December 5th, 1975, Søren Bebe took his first piano lesson at age 8.
In 2004 after 7 years of study with among others the great Lars Jansson, Søren graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Music for exceptional soloists.
Despite his young age, Søren has already released a handful of records as a leader and even more as a sideman. Søren has toured in most of the world including Brazil, China, USA, Europe and the Faroe Islands.
In 2001 he won the competition “Young Nordic Jazz Comets” together with his former trio.
Kasper Tagel – double bass:
Danish bassplayer and composer residing in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Released his highly acclaimed first soloalbum ”Silent Journey” in 2006. Since then he has been busy working with the foremost jazzmusicians in Denmark.
Kasper plays with a beautiful lyrical approach to the instrument, and a strong grounded beat.
Graduated with diploma from the ”Conservatory of Funen” in 1998 majoring in Bass and Composition, and has been an active part of the music scene ever since. He has toured in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, US, Scotland, Polen, The Baltics, Slovakia, Romania and Thailand, and played and recorded with local and international artists like Danny Gottlieb, George Garzone, Nikolaj Bentzon, Hans Ulrik, Søren Bebe, National Danish Radio Bigband, Six City Stompers, Benni Chawes, Julie Maria, Harald Haugaard, Karen & Helene, Peter Rosendal, Tiptoe Bigband, Rasmus
Ehlers, Sidsel Storm, Helle Hansen, Christoffer Møller a.o.
In 2003 he was awarded the prize ”Jazz musician of the year” on the island of Funen.
He has also received several other local and national prizes for his work with a.o. Tiptoe Bigband, Odense International Music Theater and the group Heading North.
He has written music for several different projects a.o. the shortfilm ”S”, and has arranged and composed for bigband, large string ensemble and symphony orchestra on several recordings and concerts. http://www.kaspertagel.dk/
Anders Mogensen – drums:
Since entering the Danish jazzscene in the early 1990 ́s, drummer Anders Mogensen has been one of the most sought after musicians on the Danish as well as the International Jazz scene. He has been a member of ground- breaking bands such as When Granny Sleeps, Jakob Anderskov Trio, Doky Brothers, Kasper Tranberg Yakuza Zhuffle, Lovedale and Copenhagen Art Ensemble. He has toured and recorded with Jazz Greats such as: Bob Berg, David Liebman, Steve Swallow, Marc Johnson, Brecker Brothers, Gary Thomas, Django Bates, Tim Hagans, Cuong Vu, Lew Soloff and Ray Anderson.
Anders holds a position as Associated Professor and head of the Jazzdepartment at Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense. And he has done clinics and workshops throughout Europe, USA, Japan and Brazil. www.andersmogensen.dk