Hans Ulrik

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Hans Ulrik
Background information
Born (1965-09-28) 28 September 1965 (age 51)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Origin Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, band leader
Instruments Saxophone
Website Official website

Hans Ulrik (born 28 September 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish jazz saxophonist, composer and has several recordings as band leader with the like of Gary Peacock, Adam Nussbaum, Niels Lan Doky, Audun Kleive, Marilyn Mazur, John Scofield and Steve Swallow.[1]


Ulrik studied jazz saxophone at Berklee College of Music in Boston (1984–86). He continued his studies after a visit in New York City (1986) until 1987. Since 1987 he has been the leader of various bands like Pinocchio (1987), Hans Ulrik Fusion (1988–89), Ulrik/Hess Quartet (1989–90), Hans Ulrik Group (1991–95), Wombat (1995–98), Hans Ulrik Jazz & Mambo (1998–2003) and Hans Ulrik Quartet (from 2003).[2]

In addition to various Danish jazz awards Ulrik has received the award of the European Jazz Competition in Leverkusen 1988 the prize for best soloist and 1990. Third prize at the Jazz Festival in Rome. In 2002 he undertook a tour of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. In 2005 he joined Steve Swallow at the Montreal Jazz Festival.[1]


  • European Jazz Competition in Leverkusen 1988
  • Best Soloist in the European Jazz Competition 1990
  • Third prize at the Jazz Festival in Rome 2002



  • Sirus W. Pakzad: Hans Ulrik. It's amazing what the state of Denmark. Jazz Thing 52
  1. ^ a b "Hans Ulrik Group (Denmark)". Henk.com.au. 
  2. ^ "Hans Ulrik-Jazz & Latin Beats" (in Portuguese). ChumanceraLatinJazz.Blogspot.no. 

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