My Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017

Richard Andersson NOR Release tour April 2017

The debut album from Richard Andersson NOR will be released on april 21st! We will be presenting our music around Iceland. Here is where you can find us:

April 18th: The Danish Embassy in Reykjavik (by invitation only)

April 19th: Edinborgarhúsið, Ísafjörður

April 20th: Hof, Akureyri

April 21st: Alþýðuhúsid, Siglufjörður

April 22nd: Garðabær jazz festival

April 23rd: Bryggjan Kaffihús, Grindavík  

   Thanks to Nordic cultur Point for mobility funding for this tour.

NEW release coming soon…..

I used to call this trio Richard Andersson Icelandic Trio, but I admit that wasn’t the most genius name. So for our debut album we have changed name: Richard Andersson NOR. 

Richard Andersson NOR is a very important trio to me. Oskar Gudjonsson (sax), Matthias Hemstock (drums) and I, have spent endless hours in the car driving round Iceland and Denmark performing our music for both the average jazz audience and hundreds of danish school kids. It is a blast spending time and sharing music with these guys….

We recorded this album in the spring of 2016 and will be releasing it on April 21st at the danish embassy in Reykjavik. Can´t wait!


UDU / Itu now available on vinyl!

I have ben looking so much foreward to releasing my music on vinyl for the first time!

Richard Andersson UDU is my Copenhagen based quartet and this is our second release! The first one, Richard Andersson UDU / UDU (available here) came out in the summer of 2012.

Kasper Tranberg, Trumpet

Jesper Zeuthen, Alto sax

Richard Andersson, bass

Peter Bruun, drums

Richard Andersson UDU / Itu is distributed through

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Artist In Residence in December

I have been looking forward to this for a long time:

In December I´ll be the ARTIST IN RESIDENCE at Mandagsklubben!!

Mandagsklubben is the hippest avant-garde-scene in Copenhagen presenting a handfull of mind blowing concertss every Monday night.

I am honored to have been given the chance to present my music in different constellations throughout december.

Here is the schedule:

Mon. Dec. 5th 9pm: Toldam/Fryland/Andersson

Mon. Dec. 12th 9pm: Anne Andersson/Ole Mofjell/Richard Andersson

Mon. Dec. 19th 9pm: Richard Andersson UDU

Mandagsklubben is located at 5E in Kødbyen (Meat Packing District)

News about my quartet Richard Andersson UDU: new album + concerts coming up

Im super happy to announce the release of the second album with my quartet Richard Andersson UDU.

Richard Andersson UDU / Itu, Hobby Horse Records 2016

CD and digital release on November 18th!

Vinyl release in mid december!

…..and we have a string of concerts coming up;

November 14th 20.00 at 5E, Copenhagen

November 17th 22.00 at CafeAmar´dillo, Copenhagen

December 19th 21.00 at 5E, Copenhagen


First release on my new label!


New release from danish bass player Richard Andersson

Richard Andersson
Splitting up in Boston – Garzone/Bergonzi/Moses/Andersson
Hobby Horse Records 2015

Release date Oct. 30th 2015

In December 2012 Danish bass player, Richard Andersson, traveled to The States to meet up with a few of the most respected musicians of the jazz scene of Boston; Drummer Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and the two legendary saxophone players Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone.
This short and intense meeting resulted in more than three hours of recording material in addition to a live recording at the legendary venue Lily Pad. It took almost three years before Richard Andersson was finished editing the many hours of improvised music. Now,that it is finally done, the first of two records from the intense weekend in Boston is ready for release on Richard Andersson’s new label,Hobby Horse Records.

I’m still in Reykjavik!

So much has happened since my last update! The master plan was to go back to Denmark in June 2014 after 10 months here in Reykjavik. My Family and I did go back to Denmark in June, and we stayed over the Summer, where I played a bunch of gigs with different bands, but we ended up in Reykjavik again in mid-August just in time for the annual Reykjavik jazz festival. I played three great shows at the festival, Andres Thor quartet featuring the New York drummer Ari Hoenig, My own trio featuring Andreas Fryland on drums and the great Aaron Parks on piano and then a CD release concert with trumpeter Snorri Sigurdssons new quartet.


I’m very excited to tell you, that my Danish band, Udu, is coming here to Reykjavik tomorrow! It has been over a year since we played our last tour, which was in Poland. This time we are going to play three concerts in the area around Reykjavik and do a workshop at the local jazz school, FIH.


Next week my old friend from Manhattan School of Music, Anna Webber, is coming to Reykjavik. We are playing Kex Tuesday Nov 25th and Tio Dropar on Saturday Nov 28th. Check her out here:


I’m still working on finishing the recording I did with Moses, Garzone and Bergonzi, but I’m getting there! Hope to tell you more soon!