By Jakob Buchanan Release September 22. 2023
Jakob Buchanan was born in 1968 in Viby, Jutland. Taking up the trumpet at an ear- ly age, he was the ﬁrst jazz student to be accepted in the soloist class of The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark.
"His early works were composed for jazz sextet but later scaled down to a quartet. Percussionist Marilyn Mazur and guitarist Jakob Bro have been members of the Jakob Buchanan Quartet from the beginning. For his album Requiem Jakob Buchanan in 2015 won the Jazz Nyt Award and in 2016 the Danish Music Awards Jazz in the two categories Release of the Year and Composer of the Year. Jakob Buchanan has toured throughout Scandinavia, Europe and North America and currently teaches trumpet and composition at the The Royal Academy of Music in Aar- hus, Denmark. He states: “In Aarhus, you are part of a diverse environment, where jazz is close to classical music, because the Academy has merged the courses”. In line with this Buchanan has written several critically acclaimed works which merge the two perspec- tives, including the multi-award-winning Requiem and On Rosenhill written to celebrate Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture; Songs To The Green Land for big band, choir and soloists and the eagerly anticipated Song & Wind."