Jesper Bodilsen

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Jesper Bodilsen
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1970-01-05) 5 January 1970 (age 45)
Haslev, Sjælland
Origin  Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Jazz musician & composer
Labels Stunt Records
ECM Records
Carosello Records
Associated acts Jan Garbarek
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Double Bass

Jesper Bodilsen (born 5 January 1970 in Haslev, Denmark) is a Danish Jazz musician (double bass).


Bodilsen was a student of Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen. Since the end of the 1990s he is working regularly with Ed Thigpen, with whom he recorded various albums. Furthermore he worked, amongst others, with trumpeter Enrico Rava and recorded with Kasper Villaume, Stefano Bollani and Katrine Madsen. With George Colligan he recorded a duo album. He leads his own trio with pianist Stefano Bollani and drummer Morten Lund.[1]


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2009: Short Stories for Dreamers (Stunt), with Ulf Wakenius, Peter Asplund & Severi Pyysalo[1][2][3]
  • 2013: Scenografie (Carosello Records), including Stefano Bollani (piano), Ulf Wakenius (guitar), Peter Asplund (trumpet, flugelhorn), Nico Gori (clarinet), Paolo Russo (bandoneon), Joe Barbieri (voice)[4]
Duo with George Colligan
  • 2000: Twins (SteepleChase)
  • 2001: A Wish (Stunt)
Trio with Stefano Bollani & Morten Lund
  • 2004: Mi Ritorni in Mente (Stunt)
  • 2009: Stone In The Water (ECM)[5]



Photos: Hreinn Gudlaugsson


  1. ^ a b Baekgaard, Jakob (2010-02-04). "Jesper Bodilsen: Short Stories For Dreamers (2009) Track Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Short Stories for Dreamers: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Jesper Bodilsen Discography". Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  4. ^ Pollastri, Neri (2013-05-22). "Scenografie - Jesper Bodilsen - Carosello Records (2013) Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  5. ^ Kelman, John (2009-10-13). "Stefano Bollani / Jesper Bodilsen / Morten Lund: Stone In The Water (2009) Track Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  6. ^ Bowers, Jack (2002-07-01). "Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features: The Element of Swing (2002) Track Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 

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