ABOUT MICHAEL BLADT


Michael Bladt (born June 9, 1971) is a Danish saxophonist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.

His main instrument is tenor sax, but he also plays alto sax, soprano sax, baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flutes and piano.

Michael has released 3 albums as a leader and performed as a sideman on more than 100 CDs.

He plays many different styles of music, and he has been a member of Aarhus Jazz Orchestra (formerly Klüvers Big Band) since 1997.

 

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Personal

Born, 1971
Lives in Åbyhøj, Aarhus, Denmark
Started playing saxophone at the age of 13

Education

1991-1993
Musicology at Aarhus University

1993-1998
Masters degree (music teaching and saxophone) from the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus

Work
1997-
Playing 1. tenor in Klüvers Big Band, now Aarhus Jazz Orchestra

1999-2009
Teaching saxophone and ear training at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus

1998-
Teacher at Aarhus School of Music in saxophone and ear training at the elite course MGK. 

Worked with
Has played and recorded with a number of bands like: Danish Radio Big Band, The Orchestra, Jørgen Emborgs Surrounding Moods, Morten Haugshøj kvartet, John Scofield, Kurt Elling, Lukas Graham and Poul Krebs.

Instruments
Main instrument is the tenor saxophone, but Michael Bladt also plays alto, soprano and baritone saxophone, together with flute, alto flute, clarinet and bass clarinet

Albums as leader
”Rough Edges”, 2000
“Kirkland”, 2010
“Next Step”, 2015

Awards:
Bobleprisen in year 2000
Gaffelprisen 2015, Jazzselskabet - Aarhus