Anne Mette Iversen

Danish jazz bassist and composer Anne Mette Iversen has lived and worked out of New York City from 1998-2012. In summer of 2012, she relocated to Berlin, Germany. Ms. Iversen has released six albums as a leader; the latest ‘So Many Roads’ from her group Double Life which made it into both Downbeat’s, The Village Voice’s and The New York City Jazz Record’s ‘Best of 2014’ lists. All albums have been received to critical acclaim from jazz media worldwide. As bandleader and sideman, she has toured extensively in Europe and in the US, including performances at major European jazz festivals. The Anne Mette Iversen Quartet is the longest running of her groups. Essentially a modern jazz quartet, this group stands out for the improvisational rapport of its musicians (with saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Danny Grissett and drummer Otis Brown III), having played together for over 10 years. Double Life consists of Anne Mette Iversen Quartet/Quintet paired with the well-known Danish string quartet 4Corners. This music finds a synergy between the two groups that transcends jazz or classical labels. Ms. Iversen’s Poetry of Earth project pairs two vocalists with piano, bass, and woodwinds; music set to poetry and performed within a chamber-jazz aesthetic. At the moment two new groups are taking form; the Berlin based ensemble: The Berlin FOUR and The Anne Mette Iversen Quintet; extending the quartet with the masterful swedish trombonist Peter Dahlgren. Ms. Iversen has worked extensively as sideman and performed with world class musicians in and out of New York City. She has curated and performed at events for the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington DC and for The Danish Consulate General in NYC. Ms. Iversen holds a BFA degree in Jazz Performance from The New School, NYC, and is a former classical piano major at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Denmark. She is a current member of Brooklyn Jazz Underground, and considered an important voice as a composer, leading the way for modern, contemporary jazz composition. For 2016 Anne Mette Iversen is invited to be ‘Composer in Residence’ for Norrbotten Big Band, Sweden. Ms. Iversen tours regularly with her groups and has performed at esteemed jazz festivals and major clubs in Europe and the US. Radio appearances include the US National Public Radio and the Danish National Public Radio. from

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