Carsten Dahl

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Carsten Dahl

Carsten Dahl (born October 3, 1967 in Copenhagen ) is a Danish jazz pianist.

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Dahl trained as a percussionist with Ed Thigpen and Alex Riel at the Rytmisk Music Conservatory in Copenhagen before switching to the piano in 1988. He quickly became known across Europe and worked with musicians such as Johnny Griffin , James Moody , Andy Sheppard , Joe Lovano , Lutz Büchner , Ted Curson , Carmen Lundy , Jerry Bergonzi , Ed Neumeister , Tom Kirkpatrick , Jim Snidero , Phil Wilson , Pete Yellin , Wynton Marsalis , Thomas Agergaard , Benny Golson , Jimmy Cobb , Walter Booker , Jesper Thilo , Hans Ulrik , Fredrik Lundin , Trine-Lise Væring , Palle Mikkelborg , Tim Hagans and Eddie Gomez . Working in a trio with Arild Andersen and Patrice Héral and with Lennart Ginman and Thomas Blachman cemented his reputation as an important jazz pianist of the younger generation.

He toured various European countries as well as Mexico and South Africa and performed in New York City with the trio of Mads Vinding (with whom he has played with Alex Riel since 1999 ). a. awarded the Ben Webster Prize (1997) and the JASA Prize (2002). In 2006 he received the Django d'Or (Denmark) as a Master of Jazz .

Dahl taught at the Esbjerg Conservatory and later at the Rytmisk Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He composed a. a. four piano pieces, a string quartet, a piece for violin and piano and a work for tango orchestra.

Discography (selection)

Carsten Dahl (2010)

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