LEADER & COMPOSER
GORM ASKJÆR TRIO
GA (gt), Jens Mikkel Madsen (b), Thomas Eiler (drums)
With this trio I have found the perfect home for my guitar playing and compositions in interplay with two great musicians, who I've been playing with for many years. The trio format gives us the space to play with the tunes in a free way, and we enjoy playing fixed compositions with an open approach. We mostly play original compositions but some jazz standards and other materials also find their way into the mix.
Our debut album 'Blodmånen Og Dig' will be released in april 2020.
GORM ASKJÆR SECRET SAFARI
Kasper Tranberg (trp), Christian Vuust (sax), GA (gt), Thomas Sejthen (b), Morten Nottelman (drums)
This group had its debut in the fall of 2016. Exciting compositions with a lot of different inspirations and a bunch of fantastic musicians to execute them. Among other things I am trying to use orchestral composition techniques in a small group setting.
Album on the way with release in september 2020
THE GREAT SILVER BEAUTY BOX
This is a name, I have used for different crossover projects with groups consisting of both classically trained and improvising musicians. The setup and musicians can change but the musical idea is consistent in that I always try to find a common ground for the musicians, while at the same time expressing aspects of my soundworld.
former bands with me as leader & composer include:
GA (gt), Jesper Smalbro (b), Søren Mehlsen (dr) - guest: Michael Blake (sax)
Thomas Agergaard (sax/fl), Anders Banke (sax, cl), Alexander Kraglund (vl), John Ehde (cello), GA (gt)
Jacob Danielsen (sax, cl), Ole Visby (cl), Jens Bang (trb), GA (b-gt), Eddi Jarl (dr)