Jakob Dinesen

Jazz, afro and beyond

Saxophonist Jakob Dinesen has always been highly in demand on the danish jazz-scene. He plays fluently both in straight ahead and modern jazz-surroundings and has a deep passion for world-music. Has recorded and played with Paul Motian , Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nasheet Waits, Ben Street ,Eddie Gomez Steve Swallow,Tony Allen, Scandinavia`s biggest pop-Artists, and world-class African and Cuban Artists.

Won best danish Jazz-album 2003 and 2007 and critics award for best Jazzalbum 2015

"Every now and again, among the many recordings received for review, their is something that jumps out as something rather special and Keys & Strings by Jakob Dinesen is one of those albums. This is an astonishing recording that is immediately deeply affecting, and in many ways reminds me of the first time that I encountered the music of fellow tenor saxophonist, Trygve Seim with his ECM debut Different Rivers and the follow up, Sangam. Although both musicians work in quite different ways, there is that sense of adventure and the unexpected inherent in their respective work..."
- Jazzviews.net