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Bak, Frans

Frank Büchmann-Møller

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.J513700

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(b Copenhagen, Feb 7, 1958). Danish pianist, keyboard player, saxophonist, and composer. He began to play professionally in 1978 and studied music education at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 1981. Besides leading his own quartet he worked in the groups Blast (1980–84), Santa Cruz (1980–85), Buzstop (1982–3), Hans Ulrik’s Fusion (recording in 1988), Det Glatte Lag, and Jazzgruppe 90 (recording in 1992), and recorded as the leader of a big band which included Randy Brecker and Bob Berg (1992). From the 1980s onwards he has composed and arranged for, and played in, numerous productions at recording studios, in theaters, on radio and on television, both in jazz and in other genres. Bak has taught from 1986 at Det Rytmiske Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen.

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Subjects: Jazz ; Contemporary Music

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