Susi Hyldgaard Trio

Susi Hyldgaard-p, acc, voc, electr.

Susi Hyldgaard

Jannik Jensen-b

Benita Haastrup-dr


Susi Hyldgaard, vocalist, piano player, composer was educated in Musical Science, worked as bartender, cleaning woman, churchsinger, then church prison organ player, freelance journalist in Danish Radio, and teacher……then finally

She has been working with artist such as: Dalia Faitelson, Michael Mantler, Robert Wyatt, Nils Landgren, NHØP, Jack Bruce, Aldo Romano, Dickson Hinchliffe, Matthew Herbert, Thomas Knak, Kasper Winding


CD´s as Soloist:

My Female Family 1996

Something Special Just For You

Homesweethome 2002

Blush 2005

Magic Words To Steal Your Heart Away 2007

It´s Love We Need 2009

Dansk 2011



DJBFA composers prize 2000

Grammy for the best Crossover CD 2000

3 year working scholarship from the Danish Cultural Association 2002-2005

Concerts in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark:

Berlin Jazzfestival, Val de Jazz, Viersen, Schloss Elmau, Montreal Jazz fest, Vancouver Jazzfest, Halle Vocal Festival, Leipzig Jazzfest

Participated in the JAZZPAR Prize Concerts together with Aldo Romano.

Toured with NDR BIGBAND and Roy Nathanson and Bill Ware for release of the album It´s Love we need


Jannik Jensen

is a bass player from Denmark, born 1969. He has worked as a studio musician and played concerts with different artists around

Denmark and in large parts of Europe, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, England and Poland.

He has been active as a sideman in many connections, live as well as in TV shows. He has been touring with Mika Mylläri Quintet and backed soloists such as Mark King, David Sanborn, Chaka Kahn, Leo Sayer, Mungo Jerry, Tommy Steel and many more.

Benita Haastrup

Drummer, percussionist , educator and composer graduated from Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen in 1992. Received the Danish Ben Webster Prize in 1998. Currently she plays with a.o. Marilyn Mazur Percussion Paradise, Andy Sheppard/Marie Bergmann/Maj-britt Kramer

Together with saxophonist Christina von Bülow she leads “The stone of happiness” – music and theatre for kids. And she is working with African music in “Another World” with a.o. Aye Solomon and Master drummer Okyerema Pra from Ghana.

She also teaches drums and pedagogy at the Danish Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen.

During the years she has also collaborated with John Tchicai : 1990 Jazzpar concert with Muhal Richard Abrahms/Tchicai Quintet, 1991 Kaliz festival Polen Tchicai/Vitold Rek Quintet, 1998 cd recording in USA with Tchicai and a.o. Fred Hopkins – “Love notes from the Madhouse”, 2001 church koncerts – “Hymne to Sofia” composed by Tchicai. Played on Jazzpar tour 2001 with Marilyn Mazur and a.o. Palle Mikkelborg, Anders Jormin, Frederik Lundin and Josefine Cronholm. And at The London Jazzfestival 2002 trio with Anders Jormin and David Okumu

For more than 10 years she played with the singer and trombonist Richard Boone (member of the Count Basie Bigband) in the group Richard Boone & The Sophisticated Ladies. The group made a cd called “Copenhagen sing your Song” 1993. She has also performed with a.o. Johnny Griffin, Teddy Edwards, Leo Wright, Idrees Sulieman, Bob Rockwell, Duke Jordan, Thomas Franck, the Swedish group Dr. Dingo with a.o. Anders Jormin, New Danish Saxophone Quartet and many Danish musicians such as Ben Besiakov, Jacob Fisher, Hugo Rasmussen, Jesper Lundgaard, Jesper Thilo, Bent Jædig, Thomas Agergaard and Jan Kaspersen. She has toured in most of Europe and also played in USA, China and Africa


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