Richard Andersson

Copenhagen-based Danish/Faroese/Icelandic bassist and composer.

I’m a bass player and composer playing modern jazz. I’ve been playing music since I lost my eye sight as a teenager. As a bandleader I’ve released several albums with Danish and international musicians such as Oskar Gudjonsson (IS), Rudi Mahall (DE), Kasper Tranberg (DK), Jerry Bergonzi (US), Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (US), Tony Malaby (US) and Bill McHenry (US).

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  • Gifts, gifts and more gifts

    So many exciting things are happening at the moment. It can be hard to keep up. In the beginning of November, I went to Nykøbing Mors where I played a very special show at Limfjordsteatret. Two choreographers created the show with drama students from the local high school and I made the soundtrack along with…

  • A reunion with friends

    October is in full swing and from now on it looks to be a busy autumn for me. I’m very happy to be playing with Rakalam Bob Moses again. I met him for the first time in 2012 where he was an artist in residence in Denmark. At that time I arranged a couple of…

  • Carl Winther, Richard Andersson & Jeff “Tain” Watts European tour

    Carl Winther, Richard Andersson & Jeff “Tain” Watts European tour

    I’m very excited to be part of this new trio with Jeff “Tain” Watts and Carl Winther. Jeff is one of the most influential drummers of his generation. I met him 15 years ago at the Summer Sessions workshops in Denmark, and later I got to play as a substitute in some of Watts’ projects.…

  • Two concerts in Iceland this summer

    I’ll be playing in Iceland this Saturday and Wednesday next week. I hope to see friends and hang out while I’m there. Richard Andersson Quintet I’ll be playing with Tomasz Dabrowski, trumpet, Haukur Grøndal, alto saxofon, Oskar Gudjonsson, tenor saxophone, Scott McLemore, drums. Saturday July 15th at 15.00 Summer Jazz at Jómfrúin, Reykjavik, Iceland Richard…

  • Festival season is here

    Summer is here and this means that it’s festival season. Copenhagen Jazz Festival I’m playing 15 gigs across the 10 days of the festival and I can’t wait.   The jazz festival is a big highlight of my year as a musician.   It’s been 24 years since my first jazz festival where my friend and I…

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Richard Andersson

Richard Andersson