Jette Torp

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Jette Torp, Liselund, July 2010

Jette Torp (b. 1964) is a Danish singer and entertainer. Born in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, the family moved to Ry near Skanderborg in Jutland when she was five years old.

She studied music first at Århus University then at Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus.

Career[edit]

Her career started with the trio Dirty Dolls where she worked for several years before going solo. In 1994, together with Finn Nørbygaard, she took part in the Musik & Fis show which was a resounding success. In 1995, toured Denmark with her musicshow and soon started a collaboration with Kurt Ravn, a well-known Danish singer and actor.[1] [2]

In 1997 she was contacted by the writer Ivar Lind Greiner who needed a singer for his song "Utopia" that was one of the 10 songs that should be in the Danish Melodi Grand Prix contest. She was placed second in the contest but she also succeeded in getting to know music director Jan Glaesel which soon led to her first album "Here I Am". After another tour, she put together her own band with whom she produced her next album "New Tracks" in 2001. The successful musician and songwriter Jan Kaspersen was now participating actively in her work.[1]

In late 2002, "New Tracks" was followed by another album in the New Country style, "Snowflakes in Fire". In May 2003, Jette Torp and her band put on a rather special show at the Colosseum Theatre in Frederikshavn which was about to close. With musicians Jan Kaspersen, Klaus Lorenzen, Kristian Fogh, Kristian Kold and Lars Wagner, the show was recorded by TV2, leading to a new release, the "Past the Point of Rescue" album. In 2007, Jette Torp recorded her first solo album in Danish, "MikrofonSangerinde".[1]

Hobbies[edit]

Jette Torp loves riding the Triumph Thunderbird 900 motorbike she shares with her husband Klaus Pilgaard. "I like the air, acceleration and speed," she explains.[3]

Discography[edit]

Jette Torp's website lists the following albums:[4]

  • Here I Am (1997)
  • What if I do (1999)
  • New Tracks (2001)
  • Snowflakes in Fire (2002)
  • Past the point of rescue (2003)
  • MikrofonSangerinde (2007)
  • Der er ingenting i verden så stille som sne (2009)
  • Close to You (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jette Torp", Bluedesert.dk. Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Jette Torp", Aarhus.dk (Danish) Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Jette Torp nyder at give den gas på sin Triumph", Randers Amtsavis, 13 July 2010. (Danish) Retrieved 25 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Jette Torp, Diskografi" Retrieved 24 July 2010.