Kasper Tranberg

Kasper Tranberg was born in 1971 in Denmark. Kasper Tranberg (b. 1971 in Denmark) was a composer improviser. He plays trumpet and cornet, and enjoys poetry. Kasper began playing the trumpet when he was ten years old and soon joined local march and brass bands. Early studies with Prof. Soren Emetoft, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Denmark. Kasper started his studies at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA when he was 19. His main teachers were Herb Pomeroy (the legendary trumpeter) and Greg Hopkins (the jazz trumpeter). Kasper was back in Copenhagen in 1993 when he got his first major gig with Mercer Ellington, at The Duke Ellington Conference 1994. Kasper and guitarist Niclas Knudsen had also formed the group “When Granny Sleeps”, which released three albums with a.o. Ray Anderson and David Liebman. The band toured Europe and performed at The Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, New York. Kasper and Jonas Struck, guitarist and space-trombonist Mads Nyhne and drummer Laust Sonne formed the band BUGPOWDER in the late 1990’s. This hard-hitting unit recorded two albums and performed quite a lot. In 1998, the band was nominated for a Nordic Music Council Award. The album “Autoabsence” was released on Kaspers label Bugpowder Records. Kasper recorded and worked with many prominent Danish artists, including Pierre Dorge and Hugo Rasmussen. Kasper recorded and performed as a sideman for international artists like Marc Ducret and Steve Swallow, Tyshawn Sorey and Yusef Lateef. from https://kaspertranberg.com

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