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BIOGRAPHY

An extraordinary musical experience during a “voyage of inspiration” to Bulgaria some ten 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 blues 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, New Orleans and Korea 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, 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.

 

MUSIC

VIDEOS

BANDS

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

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


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

FILMMUSIC

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.

 

CONTACT

MICHAEL BLICHER
Roenhaven 14
2500 Valby – Denmark
TLF: +45 20846564

mb(at)michaelblicher.dk