Lotte Anker

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Lotte Anker
Born 1958 (age 55–56)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupations 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 1980-84. 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 album Magic Carpet, pianist Craig Taborn, and drummer Gerald Cleaver.[2][3][4]


  • 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]
  • Magic Carpet (CD, Album) Leo Records 2008


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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Danish Wikipedia.