Danish guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug (b.1978) has performed all over Europe, Brazil, and the U.S. with his bands Mikkel Ploug Group, Mikkel Ploug Trio, Mikkel Ploug solo and Equilibrium. He has recorded 14 albums for internationally renowned labels such as Sunnyside Records (USA), Stunt Records (DK) Whirlwind Recordings (UK) Fresh Sounds New Talent (ES) Songlines Recordings (CA). Mikkel has performed as a soloist with The Royal Ballet in Copenhagen and with the Danish Radio Big Band. His solo album Balcony Lullabies was selected "Best Album Of 2020" by UK Newspaper Morningstar.
His solo album Alleviation counts over 2 million plays on Spotify and his 2018 album “Faroe” was selected for the Grammy category “Best Instrumental Jazz Album”.
He has worked as a sideman with many bands including NYC alto player Pete Robbins Transatlantic and performed as an opening act for Wayne Shorter early in his career. Mikkel who started out on drums at the age of four has a master awarded with a distinction for composition from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Holland, he has lived in Berlin, and now resides in Copenhagen.
"Mikkel Ploug is the latest sensation in European jazz guitar with a personal voice and sound that shines."
- La Vanguardia