Lis Wessberg

Lis Wessberg

Bio

Lis Wessberg is among the leading trombonists in Denmark. Known for her beautiful tone and unique feeling on the instrument.

Has played with numerous of Danish top artists in jazz and pop music including Marilyn Mazur, Fredrik LundinLennart GinmanJan KaspersenClaus HøxbroeDR BigbandHanne Boel and many others.

For Wessberg, a good melody and a full, rich sound are the two most important elements of her performing and composing. Her trombone playing resembles a singer’s voice, filled with warmth and emotion. Her compositions are soulful and thoughtful, while her arrangements have an almost dreamy quality.

Wessberg has performed on more than 50 albums.
Lis Wessberg released her debut album, Yellow Map, October 1st 2021.

She has also toured extensively in both Denmark and abroad, often at big festivals, sharing the stage with some of biggest stars in the music firmament, like Joyce Moreno, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band feat. Randy Brecker, to name just a few.

Her career as a trombonist came about quite by chance. When she was just 8 years old, she dreamed of playing in Herlev’s local harmony orchestra. When the opportunity arose, the only instrument available was the trombone. Although the choice of instrument was random, she studied assiduously for many years with inspiring teachers, and she became skilled enough at the age of 19 to be admitted to the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Wessberg completed her education in 1991 and soon began her career as a professional jazz musician.

Lis Wessberg’s influences are Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Ben Webster, Chet Baker, Radiohead and Mark Hollis of Talk Talk.

The press Wrote

UKVibe februar 2022
“Yellow Map’ certainly comes with a weight of expectation attached to it but for a piece of art that is the result of years of varying influences and experiences, countless performances and collaborations, it is the perfect testament to the glittering career that has come before it. Making up the members of Wessberg’s quartet are pianist Steen Rasmussen, drummer Jeppe Gram and bassist Lennart Ginman who help to realise Wessberg’s incredible vision for this album over the course of nine exquisite and original compositions”

Jazznyt, December 2021
“Yellow Map is one of this year’s major Danish jazz releases and gets a huge recommendation from here”

GAFFA, november 2021
“Yellow Map is one of this year’s major Danish jazz releases”

Jazzspecial, november 2021
“Yellow Map belongs in the field of this year’s biggest jazz releases.

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Lis Wessberg | Twain Walking

Lis Wessberg | Twain Walking

Lis Wessberg | TromboneSteen Rasmussen | Fender Rhodes, Moog, Synths, PianoLennart Ginman | Double Bass, ElectronicsJeppe Gram | DrumsKarmen Rõivassepp | Vocals (Behind the Walls, Like a Sparrow) 1.Birds2.Posterity3.Behind the Walls4.Clouds5.Anthem6.Tapestry of...

Lis Wessberg | Yellow Map

Lis Wessberg | Yellow Map

Lis Wessberg | Trombone Steen Rasmussen | Fender Rhodes, Moog, Synths and Piano Lennart Ginman | Bass and Electronics Jeppe Gram | Drums 1. The Strip2. The Ancient Road3. In Your Absence4. Chimes 5. Midnights 6. Sister M7. The Diver8. Roots9. Yellow MapYellow Map...

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