Three Times Danish Music Award Winner and 9 times nominee bandleader/composer/saxophonist Michael Blicher currently leads:

Blicher Hemmer Gadd with the worlds most legendary drummer Steve Gadd and Hammond wizzard, Dan Hemmer.
The KutiMangoes – Powerful nordic instrumental music with 3 horns, 2 drummers and keyboard.
Astro Buddha Agogo“Denmarks most hard-swingin´band” Politiken.






An extraordinary musical experience during a “voyage of inspiration” to Bulgaria some 15 years ago sowed the seeds of what has come to be the essential focal point of saxophone player Michael Blicher’s musical pursuits: universal folkloric jazz music.

A chance meeting with four women singing traditional Bulgarian folksongs accompanied by an elderly gentleman playing goatskin-bagpipe touched Michael Blicher in his inmost heart and suddenly made him feel a universal relationship between this Bulgarian folkmusic and folkloric music from Mississippi, Mali, Cuba, and New Orleans which had made a similar impression on him on previous travels and musical experiences.

Since then, Michael Blicher has explored and refined his version of this “musical feeling” which to him appears universal, cutting across frontiers and cultures. The result of this search for “the inner core” can be heard on albums released by his bands Astro Buddha Agogo, Blicher Hemmer Gadd, Radiostar and The KutiMangoes.

Among the musicians with whom Michael Blicher has played most frequently during the last ten years is Hammond organ player Dan Hemmer, renowned for his remarkable talent for making both the music and the other band members, whatever the context, come tog¬ether in the best possible way.

Through an event organized by the JazzDanmark society, Michael Blicher was offered the opportunity to play with – and present his music to – drummer Steve Gadd. Right away it was clear that Gadd shared Blicher’s passion for soulfull music.
Shortly thereafter Gadd agreed to go on tour with Blicher and Hemmer – clearly a con-amore-project for this legend, who´s  schedule mainly includes shows with James Taylor, Paul Simon and Eric Clapton, Chick Corea etc.

Michael has toured the world with his 6 piece AfroBeat band The KutiMangoes and with Blicher Hemmer Gadd. He has won 2 Danish Music Awards and been nominated 9 times.




The KutiMangoes
6 Piece Afro/jazz band
Michael Blicher // saxophones and flute
Gustav Rasmussen // trombones and guitar
Aske Drasbæk // saxophones
Johannes Buhl Andresen // fender rhodes and moog bass
Casper Mikkelsen/Eddi Jarl // drums
Magnus Lindgaard Jochumsen // percussion

Blicher Hemmer Gadd:
“A straight to the point good-time set of soul/jazz sparked with shades of R&B and blues, that leaves the crowd whooping for more.” Modern Drummer Magazine.
“ It´s a ball playing with these guys and the audience love this music. I think this could become a really unique trio” Steve Gadd.
Michael Blicher // Saxophones and flute
Dan Hemmer // Hammond organ
Steve Gadd // Drums

Big Fun!
African rhythms, funky grooves, jazz and Angolan folk music are just some of the influences in this band.
Big Fun! is a boiling Hot Pot of cool music, performed by four internationally well renowned musicians:
Niclas Knudsen // Guitars
Michael Blicher // Saxophones and flute
Martin Schack // Keyboard and organ)
Emil de Waal // Drums

Astro Buddha Agogo

Copenhagen based Soul/jazz trio who has played more than 500 hundred shows together all over the world during the last 12 years.
Michael Blicher // Saxophones and flute
Dan Hemmer // Hammond organ
Anders Holm // Drums

The Copenhagen Soul trio meets Daniel von Piekartz
Hollands most talented singer/pianoplayer and this Danish trio has teamed up to play a mix of jazz, blues and New Orleans soul.
Daniel von Piekartz // Vocal and Piano
Michael Blicher // Saxophones and flute
Dan Hemmer // Hammond organ
Snorre Kirk // Drums


Michael Blicher loves composing for film. Over the past 20 years Michael has composed music for many Danish films and has worked with directors like: Michael Noer, Christoffer Boe, Ole Juncker, Thomas Heurlin, Nagieb Khaja, Tone Tarding, Eva Mulvad, Christian Bonke, Julie Bille etc.



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