Lotte Anker

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Lotte Anker
Born 1958 (age 56–57)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Saxophonist, composer
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1988–present
Labels Dacapo, Utech, Leo, Intakt
Associated acts Copenhagen Art Ensemble

Lotte Anker (born 1958 Copenhagen) is a Danish jazz saxophonist, and composer. With pianist Marilyn Crispell, she serves as one of the co-leaders of the Copenhagen Art Ensemble.


She has studied music at the Copenhagen University from 1980 to 1984. In 1988, she formed a quartet with piano player Mette Petersen, (the Lotte Anker / Mette Petersen Quartet). In 1992, they added trumpetplayer Nils-Petter Molvær. In 1995, she became a member of the free improvising trio ”Anker, Friis, Poulsen” (with Hasse Poulsen, guitar and Peter Friis-Nielsen, bass).

Since 1996, she, and Ture Larsen, has been co-leader of the 12-piece orchestra Copenhagen Art Ensemble.[1] She recorded the albums Triptych, Live at the Loft and Floating Islands with pianist Craig Taborn, and drummer Gerald Cleaver.[2][3][4]


  • Beyond the Mist (Stunt, 1989)
  • Being (Stunt, 1993)
  • Poetic Justice (CD, Album) Dacapo Records 2001
  • Six Row Barley (CD) Utech Records 2005
  • Triptych (CD, Album) Leo Records 2005
  • Alien Huddle (CD, Album) Intakt Records 2008 [5][6]
  • Floating Islands (CD, Album) ILK 2009
  • Live at the Loft (CD, Album) ILK 2009
  • Birthmark (Clean Feed, 2013)
  • Squid Police (Konvoj, 2014) - with Jakob Riis
  • What River Is This (ILK, 2014)
  • Edge of the Light (Intakt, 2014) - with Fred Frith

With Tim Berne


  1. ^ "All About Jazz". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  2. ^ "Jazz Reviews: Live at the Loft Lotte Anker/Craig Taborn/Gerald Cleaver - By Steve Greenlee — Jazz Articles". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Music and More: Lotte Anker w/ Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver - Live at the Loft (ILK, 2009)". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Free Jazz: Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver - Live At The Loft (ILK, 2009)". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Lotte Anker Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  6. ^ "Lotte Anker Discography and Music at CD Universe". Retrieved 2014-09-21. 

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