CV Buchanan 2018

Jakob Buchanan

CV Buchanan 2018

CV: Jakob Buchanan 2018

Født 1968 i Viby J/Aarhus, Denmark. Komponist og Trompetist

Prices and nominations

2016 winner of 2 Danish Music Awards Jazz release of the year and Composer of the Year

2016 nominated for the Carl Ward

2015 winner of the Jazz Nyt Award (Buchanan Requiem)

2007 winner of the Gaffel Award


1996-2001 Soloist education at the Royal Academy of Music in Jutland/ Denmark

Selected Compositional work

2018 Jazz Quartet/Choir  ”Lamentations” a Collaboration w. Jakob Bro and the  Concert Clemens Choir. Jazz quartet: J. Buchanan (flghn) , J. Bro (guitar), Thomas Morgan (bas), Michele Rabbia percussion and electronica

2017 On Rosenhill /Dreamsuite for the opening ceremony of Aarhus, European  Capital of Culture 2017

2017 On Rosenhill trio version

2017 On Rosenhill ”Rosenhøj-” feat: Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Jakob Buchanan flghn. , Chris Speed sax, cl. and Simon Toldam, piano

2017 Salme suite  for the Cantori of Aarhus Cathedral featuring  Marilyn Mazur on percussion

2012-15 Buchanan Requiem

Recent releases on Buchanan Records

2015/16: Buchanan Requiem (w. J. Bro, M. Mazur, Indra, J. Westergaard, Aarh. Jazzorchestra/Domkantori)

2014: Jakob Buchanan Kvartet ”Some People and Some Places” (w. J. Bro, J. Westergaard og M. Mazur)

2010: Jakob Buchanan Kvartet ” i Land in the Green Land”  (w. J. Bro, S.Toldam og M.Mazur)

upcomming releases:

2018: On Rosenhill W. AJO + Indra Rios Moore, Chris Speed, Simon Toldam og Helge Norbakken

2018 Sketches of Rosenhill w. Jakob Buchanan Trio : w. Chris Speed og Simon Toldam (Skirl Records)

2019: Bro/Buchanan  ”Lamentations” (ECM?)

feat: Thomas Morgan, Michelle Rabbia og Concert Clemens koret, dir. Carsten Seyer-Hansen

2019: Buchanan/Løkkegaard 8 duetter for Flygelhorn og Alt Sax


Has played and/or recorded with

Marilyn Mazur Special 4 & Norma Winstone, Chris Speed (US), John Tchicai, Thomas Morgan (US), Jakob Bro duo, Mats Eilertsen( NO), Julian Argüelles (UK), Helge Norbakken (NO), C.V. Jørgensen, Mark Lanegan (UK), Pablo Held (D), Lars Møller.

With AJO: Geir Lysne, John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kurt Elling, David Sanborn, Jon Balke, Mulgrew Miller…







– An eminently impressive contribution to new Danish music and an obvious candidate for the Nordic Council Music Prize.

– Would it be too much to describe this as a significant contribution to Danish culture!



– The CD is full of exquisite moments and beautiful details in the course of the pieces’ eighty minutes, where we are wrapped in the soothing ambiance of the chorus, which at times seems instrumental, Jakob Bro’s lyrical guitar playing, which fits in well with the main sound-picture, with Marylin Mazur’s orientalism on all kinds of percussion instruments and, not least, Jakob Buchanan’s ‘rainy-day’ blue and moving flugelhorn playing.



–Jakob Buchanan has crowned an already great musical carrier with a masterpiece, in a class of its own in Danish jazz.

–Buchanan plays possibly better than ever on both trumpet and flugelhorn.

–This is not just a highly recommended release. It’s one of this years greatest jazz releases.