|JAZZPAR Artists - Jens Søndergaard|
Jens (Christian) Søndergaard (DK) - b. February 4, 1945 in Copenhagen - was JAZZPAR Concertmaster 1992 featuring Prize Winner Lee Konitz and his nonet.
Since the 1960s the alto and baritone saxophonist Jens Søndergaard
has played with leading Danish groups in almost any style. After a while
Art Pepper became his main inspiration. Then in 1986, Søndergaard
began fixing up Danish tours and clinics for Lee Konitz. Playing many
jobs together, the Danish musician soon came under the spell and the discipline
of the American innovator. Then slowly but surely he developed his own
voice, marked by forthright swing, a certain flow and that inner logic
which characterizes the born jazz player.
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