Lotte Anker

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Lotte Anker
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Lotte Anker in Aarhus 2016
Background information
Born 1958
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, 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.

Musical career[edit]

Anker 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 trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær. In 1995, she became a member of the free improvising trio Anker, Friis, Poulsen with Hasse Poulsen on guitar and Peter Friis Nielsen on bass.

Since 1996, Anker and Ture Larsen have been co-leaders 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]


With Tim Berne

With Fred Frith


  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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