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Peter Fuglsang



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Peter Fuglsang got turned on to music at age 7 where he got his first clarinet. He studied the classical tradition until he was 16 where took a musical break to finish his education. Soon after, in the early nineties he fell in love with the saxophone and improvised his way into the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and began a career in the world of jazz. He initiated the remarkable band The Swashbucklers, a rare mix of jazz and super 8 movies and throughout the millennium he made a name for himself in various Danish groups e.g. The Orchestra, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, The Orchestra, Ok-Nok…Kongo, Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra. In 2001 he toured the world with “Woyzeck” by Robert Wilson/Tom Waits. Since 2004 he has been a permanent member of the internationally acclaimed Danish Radio Big Band. In 2005 he was rewarded the prestigious P2 prize from Danish Broadcasting Corporation as outstanding young jazz performer.
Peter has performed (live and/or studio) with artists like Michael Brecker, Ivan Lins, Toots Thielemanns, John Tchicai, Marilyn Mazur, Chris Potter, Andrew Hill, Miroslav Vitous, Bob Mintzer, Tom Harrel, Jeff Tain Watts a.o. So far Peter appears on more than 70 CD’s primarily on alto sax and clarinet but among his CD appearances you will find him blowing all sorts of flutes, clarinets and saxophones as well as oddities like the Turkish Ney and Lithuanian Byrbinè. On “File Under Purple”, his first CD as a leader he plays the bass clarinet on all tracks. Besides playing in the Danish Radio Bigband, Peter leads the Peter Fuglsang Quartet and co-leads the avant-klezmer group, VéloVélo. He is also busy as a sideman with Caroline Henderson Band and Thomas Clausen Quintet a.o.

“With Selmer I have found a master instrument that offers unlimited depth in sound and allows me to fully express my musical ideas. The quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail is what makes Selmer the obvious choice for me”
File under purple
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