|Occupations||Guitarist, composer, bandleader|
|Associated acts||I Got You On Tape
Jakob Bro (born 1978) is a Danish jazz guitarist. Bro has never received any musical training besides short periods spent at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, the Berklee College of Music in Boston and New School University in New York. Jakob Bro has a successful career as a solo artist with artistic collaborations artists such as Bill Frisell, Mark Turner, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Chris Cheek, Ben Street, Jon Christensen, Jeff Ballard, Thomas Morgan [disambiguation needed], Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano,Chris Speed, Jakob Dinesen, Thomas Knak among others. He is known in the jazz world for his involvement with bands and artists such as Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band, Tomasz Stańko Quintet, and his own trio ( Anders Christensen & Jakob Høyer ) ( Thomas Morgan & Jon Christensen ) as well as more rock orientated bands such as I Got You On Tape, Teitur, Povl Dissing and Steffen Brandt.
Jakob Bro made his debut internationally in early 2000 when he was recruited to play with Paul Motian and the Electric Bebop Band and later became a permanent member of the Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stańko and his Quintet . Here, Bro is one of the key musicians on "Dark Eyes",.
Jakob Bro has distinguished himself in recent years, particularly in the Danish jazz scene. He has won five DMA Awards from his last seven releases. In 2003 as "New Jazzname of the year", "Jazz Album of the year 2006" + "This year's Danish cross-over release 2006" with the album "sidetracked". Again in 2009 with the orchestra Bandapart and "Cross-Year of Release 2009".
In 2010, Bro experienced a major commercial breakthrough with Balladeering, an album recorded entirely in New York City's Avatar Studio feat. Lee Konitz (sax), Paul Motian (drums), Ben Street (bass), with Jakob Bro and Bill Frisell on guitar. Bro has also received the Prize "Best Jazz release". The album also received "Album of the Year" in Danish Jazz Special. New Yorker Jazz Journal All About Jazz called "Balladeering" "A true artwork that brings out the best in the players". Bro has also received attention from US media such as Jazztimes and Downbeat.
Praise carried over into Bro's 2011 album Time, which took a more minimal approach in both sound and production and added the talents of American bass player Thomas Morgan to the lineup along with Konitz and Frisell. The album was recorded in a single day at Avatar Studios and released in late 2011. Danish media outlet Politiken called Time "masterpiece of Danish jazz history". And the international press to followup. Dutch Written in Music gave it a 4.5 out of 5, and American jazz blogger Jazz Wrap announce "Time" album of the year, French JAZZMAN chose Time as "Pick of The Month". All About Jazz writes "what Remains in the end is a timeless work of art."
- Daydreamer – Loveland Records 2003
- Sidetracked – Loveland Records 2005
- Pearl River – Loveland Records 2007
- The Stars Are All New Songs – Loveland Records 2008
- White Rainbow – Loveland Records 2008
- Who Said Gay Paree – Loveland Records 2008
- Balladeering – Loveland Records 2009
- Time – Loveland Records 2011
- Bro/Knak - Loveland Records 2011
- December Song - Loveland Records (To be released October 2013)
With Paul Motian
- Garden of Eden (ECM, 2004)
With Tomasz Stańko
- Dark Eyes (ECM, 2009)
With Søren Dahl Jeppesen
- Route One (Dog Day Music, 2010)
-  i All About Jazz
-  iPolitken
-  iJazzwrap
-  at All About Jazz
-  at Jazztimes USA
-  at Gaffa
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-  i Jazz Forum Polen
- Jakob Bro i All About Jazz