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Jens Winther

tr, fh, 1960-2011 DK, Næstved Municipality
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz

Jens Winther (29 October 1960 – 24 February 2011) was a Danish jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader. He composed for and played in a long line of European big bands and other orchestras. His work includes compositions for symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and choirs. As a bandleader, he was noted on the international Jazz scene with his JW European Quartet (originally a quintet), particularly since 2007. In 2008, he founded the fusion band JW Electrazz. From 2009, he was based in Berlin, Germany.Winther died on 24 February 2011 reportedly from a stroke in his sleep.{{cn}}

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Midnight Mood on Electrazz by Jens Winther
That's the Way It Is on Copenhagen Dancefloor Classics II by Various Artists
Homestretch on Standards by Jens Winther
Fast Train on Stunt Records Compilation 2004, Vol. 12 by Various Artists
Body And Soul on Standards by Jens Winther
It Could Happend To You on Standards by Jens Winther
Half Nelson on Standards by Jens Winther
In A Settlement Mood on Standards by Jens Winther
My Foolish Heart on Standards by Jens Winther
Arctic Tundra on Electrazz by Jens Winther

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
ElectrazzJens Winther2012Album
Pluto And BeyondJens Winther & Metropole Orchestra2004Album
AngelsJens Winther1999Album
The Four ElementsJens Winther1999Album
The EscapeJens Winther & WDR Big Band Köln1998Album
Jazz In ConcertSWR Big Band Featuring Jens Winther1995Album
Nomads Of TomorrowKim Kristensen • Jens Winther1993Album
The Danish Radio Big BandJens Winther1992Album
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