Jakob Bro is a Danish guitar player and composer living in Copenhagen. He is currently leading a quartet with Mark Turner, Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan, a quartet with Palle Mikkelborg, Thomas Morgan and Jorge Rossy and a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the spring of 2018 he released the highly acclaimed album “Returnings” through ECM Records. In October that same year his trio released the album “Bay Of Rainbows”, recorded at the Jazz Standard in New York. Bro is also working with his tentet and he collaborates with Thomas Knak (Opiate) and with Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy and Arve Henriksen. Jakob Bro is a former member of Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band (“Garden of Eden”, ECM - 2006) and of Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet (“Dark Eyes”, ECM - 2009). He has released 15 records as a bandleader featuring an exceptional roster of musicians, including Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Speed, Craig Taborn, Oscar Noriega and many more. He has toured in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, South Africa, USA and most of Europe. Jakob Bro’s successful career is driven by his passion to discover various musical forms, and it looks like this passion will continue to help him create more special projects for the foreseeable future.
21 October National Opera and Ballet, 22:00 NOB, 22:00