Jeppe Zacho

Jeppe Zacho

Bio

Jeppe Zacho was born in 1982 in a little town called Vejle in Denmark and started playing Music as a little boy.

When he was 15 years old, he began to play the saxophone with advice from his father. In 2012, he graduated from Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. Since 2008, he has been a saxophone teacher at Frederiksberg musikhøjskole, where he teaches bands, saxophone and clarinet classes.

Jeppe has been on the Danish music scene for many years and performs in groups such as Jazz Five, The Counterfictionals, Jack Street, and various Big Bands.

Jeppe has received a Danish Music Award twice in the “Jazz for Children of the Year” category, first in 2013 and 2016 with the band Jazz Five.

Further, he has been nominated in the main price category “Best Danish Jazz Release of the Year” with the band The Counterfictionals in 2019.

In January 2024, Jeppe released his debut record with his compositions on the prominent label “April Records”. In the fall of 2023 his first three singles were released, and the song “El Bravado” went straight into rotation at the Danish radio statin “P8 Jazz”.

Through his writing, Zacho showcases the different facets that make up his musical and personal identity: a piece dedicated to a formative teacher, an ode to his beloved, a composition that reflects his love for Cuba and its rich musical culture, and a tribute to a classic Soul/Funk song from 1970 makes up the quintet’s varied repertoire.

“This is modern jazz in the old-fashioned way, taking us straight back to the vibrant nest where jazz was, and still is, the hottest thing in town. This is a dream come true. The Danish saxophonist Jeppe Zacho has assembled a strong quintet for his debut as a bandleader.

The album is entitled ‘Introducing Jeppe Zacho’ because, while he has been a hard-working saxophonist on the Copenhagen jazz circuit for years, he has never fronted his own project.

When he steps forward and takes the lead, he delves into bop and beyond.

This debut doesn’t sound like a debut. It showcases a seasoned saxophonist and composer who steps up to create the music he loves so much. Listening to his saxophone tone and his band is a sheer joy and pleasure.

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Jeppe Zacho | Introducing Jeppe Zacho

Jeppe Zacho | Introducing Jeppe Zacho

Jeppe Zacho | Tenor SaxophoneJonas Due | Trumpet & FlugelhornThomas Bornø | PianoAnders Fjeldsted | Double BassHenrik Holst Hansen | DrumsEliel Lazo | Congas on ‘Loyal Soldier’ and ‘El Bravado’ 1.Self-Express2.Loyal Soldier3.Rendezvous4.El Bravado5.Omnivore6.The...

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