The Artists - Klaus Löhrer

Klaus Löhrer – Danish trombone, bass trombone, tuba player and educator, born 1970 – was part of Thomas Agergaard's Octet at the JAZZPAR Event 2002 and Prize Winner Andrew Hill's JAZZPAR 2003 Nonet.

Löhrer began to play the trombone at the age of 11. Later he studied at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory and the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen as well as the University of Texas. He has received lessons from a variety of teachers from Denmark and abroad.
   Löhrer is a regular member of the most influential larger bands in Denmark. For three years he had a seat in The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra where he played with Django Bates (JAZZPAR Prize Winner 1997), Bob Brookmeyer (JAZZPAR Artist 1995), Eliane Elias, Carla Bley (JAZZPAR Prize nominee 1993, 94 and 95), Steve Swallow (JAZZPAR Artist 1992) and Dick Oatts among others. Apart from that he has also played and recorded with a.o. Tim Berne and Marc Ducret plus a wide variety of Danish artists.
   On a looser basis Löhrer has played in reputable Danish symphonic orchestras, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, a show band on a Caribbean cruiser, several salsa and funk bands and in the freeform quartet called Radar.
   Klaus Löhrer has participated in recordings from Richard Strauss ELEKTRA to Django Bates’ JAZZPAR 97 CD LIKE LIFE and 2001 Danish Music Award Winner Fredrik Lundin’s CHOOSE YOUR BOOTS. Löhrer has a deliberate varied musical career regarding style and tradition. He mostly appears in larger ensembles, as his instruments traditionally do, and he does not care much for which "label" the music has.

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