Palle Mikkelborg

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Palle Mikkelborg
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Mikkelborg, performing at the Moers Festival, 2010
Background information
Born (1941-03-06) 6 March 1941 (age 78)
GenresJazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger, producer
Years active1960–present
Palle Mikkelborg: Playing in Aarhus, Denmark.
Palle Mikkelborg 2017.

Palle Mikkelborg (born 6 March 1941) is a Danish jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and record producer.[1][2] He started playing professionally in 1960, and has since been a dominant figure on the Danish and international progressive jazz scene. He has released several solo records, and recorded with various co-founded groups, as well as appearing as sideman or arranger on numerous international records. Notable international collaborations include appearances with the Gil Evans Big Band, the George Russell Big Band, Gary Peacock, Jan Garbarek, and Miles Davis, for whom he composed and produced the 1985 (released 1989) record Aura. In 2001 he was awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize.


Solo recordings

  • The Mysterious Corona (Debut, 1967)
  • Anything but Grey (Columbia, 1992)
  • Futopia (Columbia, 1993)
  • Song Tread LIghtly (2000)
  • Voice of Silence: Homage to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Stunt 2013)

With Miles Davis

  • Aura (Columbia, 1989)

With Dexter Gordon

With George Gruntz

With Gary Peacock

With Terje Rypdal

With Dino Saluzzi

With Edward Vesala

With Thomas Clausen

With Jakob Bro


  1. ^ "Nordic Sound 2001" (in German). Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Palle Mikkelborg". Retrieved 18 January 2013.

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