Kresten Osgood

Kresten Osgood


Kresten Osgood is one of these people who at the same time defy and totally own categories. An extraordinary drummer and improviser who with the fullest respect to tradition, challenges it at any given moment of his creative endeavors.

He has about a 100 albums to his credit, toured practically everywhere, has been performing and/or recording with legends like Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Lee Scratch Perry, William Parker, Masabumi Kikuchi, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Moran, Michael Blake, Oliver Lake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Justin Vernon, Peter Brötzman, Joshua Redman, Eugene Chadbourne, Billy Preston, Alan Silva, Brad Mehldau, Mats Gustafsson, Bennie Maupin, The National, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sam Rivers, Henry Grimes, Dr. Yusef Lateef, Warren Smith, and many many others.

But even that doesn’t really cover the full spectrum of what he has been up to in his career. A successful rapper, composer, pianist, vocalist, saxophonist and trumpeter, a true multi-instrumentalist, a powerful organizer being an extremely important driving force in lifting and pushing the music life in Copenhagen forward, entertainer with his own shows in TV and radio, receiver of numerous awards and honors.

A very sharp kaleidoscope man, regardless of the context always realizing his fullest potential. Kresten has been involved in a 17 part series about the history of danish jazz. a podcast released by the Danish National radio. You can listen to it here (Danish only)




Kresten Osgood Plays The Organ For You

Kresten Osgood Plays The Organ For You

Artist Links FacebookInstagram TwitterWebsiteKresten Osgood Plays The Organ For You released June 3, 2022 → Order From Bandcamp HereKresten Osgood | hammond organ Friodin Nordsø | guitar Ludomir Dietl | drums Arto Erikson | percussion Jãnis Jaunalksnis I drums 1. Play...

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