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June 30, 2018Koppel Moller ColeNew music released on Audial Records featuring Benjamin Koppel on saxes, Henry Cole on drums and myself on various analog synthesizers and rhodes. It's been such a pleasure working with Henry and Benjamin and we look forward to touring in 2019.

January 18, 2018Music MusicThe year has started with everything at once; Performing with the Copenhagen Phil, teaching at the Engelsholm Winter Camp, playing jazz piano and soon I will play moog bass and Rhodes with Henry Cole and Benjamin Koppel. Looks like a great year so far!

December 1, 2017Website up and runningMy website is back in order - feel free to take a look.

February 22, 2017Mark Linn Sings

February 22nd is also the beginning of several concerts featuring Danish popsinger Mark Linn at a series of concerts in Denmark. I've been arranging a repertoire of David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder a.m. Look in Calendar section for more details.


February 4, 2017Song of Songs

Happy to announce that songs from my a capella song cycle Song of Songs are still being performed. Scores can be downloaded in the compositions section. Most recently I Am The Rose Of Sharon has been performed by the New Jeysey Youth Choir and Let My Beloved Come Into His Garden will be performed by Den Akademiske Damkoren Linnea this year.


January 31, 2017String arrangement for Danish National TV

This Saturday Danish singer Mark Linn will perform on national television prime time in Peter Gabriels Mercy Street. I've been fortunate to write the strings for Mark's outstanding arrangement and cannot wait to follow the performance. Bring out the popcorn!


January 25, 2017Big Band De Canarias

Big Band De Canarias new CD Hangin' Out is released featuring compositions by Kike Perdomo in my arrangements. It's been great working with the music and January will feature my third stay in Tenerife performing with the Big Band



Some jazz musicians do one thing well, but that one thing is all that they do. Not Soren Moller. Flexibility is the driving force that motivates this Danish-born pianist-composer to continually explore. Moller is as comfortable playing his original compositions in a duo or quartet configuration as he is interpreting the work of Miles Davis or Rachmaninoff in a trio format or leading a big band.

Nor does Moller believe in surrounding himself solely with collaborators who share similar backgrounds and outlooks. Although he is from Copenhagen, Moller delights in working with musicians from locales as far-flung as Mexico, Zimbabwe, New Orleans, Scandinavia and China, in order to bring a global glow to the music he envisions.

The result has quite often moved fans and critics alike. Moller’s recordings, including The Clouds Above (2009), A Tribute to Trane (2007), Playlist (2006) and Storytelling (2005) have all garnered praise, as have his heralded performances in Africa, Europe and New York City, where he has resided since 2002.

Now, on Christian X Variations, Moller’s latest release on Audial Records, this forward-thinking artist has created his most ambitious work to date, incorporating instrumentation and concepts from both the jazz and classical milieus. As he’s done several times since 2005, Moller called upon saxophonist Dick Oatts for assistance, and the pair is joined on the album by bassist Josh Ginsburg, drummer Henry Cole as well as Denmark’s Kirin Winds quintet.

Says Moller about the creation of Christian X Variations, “It was very important for me to have versatile musicians who are open to going in any direction. If you hear the record from beginning to end you'll hear several diverse influences.”

In addition, says Moller, who notes that his drummer is from Puerto Rico, the bassist from Brooklyn, and that the members of Kirin Winds represent four different nationalities, “I feel my Danish roots while composing, but I like the idea of people from all over the world interpreting the music I have composed. It creates a special sound that you can’t really find anywhere else, since it’s no longer attached to any geographical context.”

For Moller, the road to Christian X Variations has been a long and twisting one. Now 34, he began playing piano at age 8, and by 16 he was advanced enough to make a living as a piano teacher and accompanist. At 19, Moller was admitted to the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, continuing his studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York after his relocation to the city. In New York he studied with piano greats Kenny Barron, Garry Dial and Fred Hersch as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient.

Moller quickly built his reputation as a formidable piano talent within the highly competitive New York jazz scene, hosting an ensemble of some of the most talented musicians from the Manhattan School of Music at a performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the esteemed venue’s Workshop for Jazz Ensembles. Together with trombone player Chris Washburne and saxophonist Ole Mathisen, Moller founded the NYNDK Jazz Collective, an ensemble consisting of established musicians from both Scandinavia and New York. The group, which has toured extensively in Scandinavia and performed at Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, was described by The New York Times’ Nate Chinen as a “pointedly cosmopolitan post-bop collective.”

During his prolific career, Moller has contributed compositions and arrangements to ensembles of various sizes, including the Soren Moller and Dick Oatts Duo and quartets featuring drummers Antonio Sanchez and Jason Marsalis. In 2007 Moller premiered his big band suite “Speeches” at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. The original composition is based on historic speeches made by South African icon Desmond Tutu, the late Czech President Vaclav Havel, Robert Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, President Barack Obama and the late Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme at significant times in history.

The working relationship between Moller and Oatts has been an especially rewarding one through the years. Says Moller, “When we met at the Manhattan School of Music we immediately felt we had a connection that led me to later call on Dick for our first duo album, Storytelling. We shared the same interest in melodies and particular harmonic structures from certain classical periods: the Romantic period, Impressionism and also American Minimalism. The bond that ties us together is our enjoyment of expressing this. Oatts has worked mostly in the American tradition of jazz, recording many standards, and what I do takes him out of that repertoire. It’s a new way to hear him play and it comes across very strong. I think he is a fantastic player.”

On Christian X Variations, says Moller, both he and Oatts tried to achieve something new with their collaborative music, to bring each other to musical places they hadn’t visited before. “When you listen to my music I think the most apparent thing is how melodic it is,” says Moller. “I’m trying to appeal to your emotions through my music, and I’m looking for musicians who also have this interest in the music being melodic and emotional, and who know how to respond to music in an emotional way. I think this is one of the places where you can clearly hear a difference between musicians’ personalities. Do they approach the music in an emotional way or do they approach it in a more mathematical way? I hand-pick musicians that I know have an interest in emotion when they play.”

That emotion shines through on Christian X Variations, in the way Moller and Oatts interact with the stunning rhythm section of Ginsburg and Cole and with the Kirin Winds, whose colorings add several dimensions to the music, produced by Moller in Copenhagen in 2009. It’s a recording of great depth and significance, but Moller prefers to let it speak for itself. “The music of Christian X Variations is a celebration,” he says without elaboration, “and I hope people will celebrate it with us.”
While Danish-born pianist Soren Moller and American saxophonist Dick Oatts—of Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz orchestra fame—have had an ongoing partnership on record, the seeds of this union have finally reached full bloom with Christian X Variations. The music on this recording, written to honor the Danish King who made significant efforts to protect Jews from deportation and discrimination during World War II, is easily the most ambitious and powerful that Moller has ever created.

Whether veering into menacing territory with his killer quartet ("Kvartet I") or creating intense aural ambrosia by mixing the Kirin Winds with the core group, Moller's music is never short of mesmerizing. Oatts smolders, zig-zags with puckish delight and pours his soul into the music at every moment, leaving nothing unsaid. Drummer Henry Cole brings intensity to the music, and an ability to make instantaneous, organic adjustments at every turn, and bassist Josh Ginsburg deserves the designation of storyteller over soloist, for his thoughtful contributions.

While Moller's piano work delivers big on passion and sets the tone for each piece, the greatest accolades should be reserved for his writing. Each of the three nonet numbers allows for different glimpses into Moller's mind. He sets up the winds with their own mid-track asides, which cover rhythmic soli statements and present comments that fuse his own musical ideals with those of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Philip Glass, and brings them together to bolster the proceedings at the end on "Nonet I."

The use of each member of the Kirin Winds is a separate cog in a beautifully harmonious wheel that moves beneath Oatts on "Nonet II," and he sets up a more exotic outlook with the winds as "Nonet III" unfolds. Of the two quartet pieces, "Kvartet II" is the clear winner on the excitement front. Moller creates a hard-driving, deeply bracing swing structure that would hold equal appeal to fans of late '60s and early '70s firebrands, McCoy Tyner enthusiasts, and those with more modern leaning ears.

With Christian X Variations, Soren Moller has created what is, thus far, the defining statement in his discography, and a record that's as close to perfect as it gets.

Track Listing: Nonet I; Kvartet I; Nonet II; Kvartet II; Nonet III.

Personnel: Soren Moller: piano; Dick Oatts: saxophones; Josh Ginsburg: bass; Henry Cole: drums; Jorunn Solloes: flute; Sai Kai: oboe; Nicolai Eghorst: clarinet; Jeppe Rasmussen: horn; Catarina Zeh: bassoon.Dan BilawskyAll About Jazz
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Upcoming Performances

Sunday July 29th till Sunday, August 05, 2018Engelsholm Summer CampEngelsholm CastleBredsten, Denmark
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October till November 05, 2018Monika Z TheaterMalmø StadsteaternMalmo, Sweden

Past Performances

Saturday, July 14, 2018Copenhagen Jazz FestivalTivoli Big Band
Friday, July 13, 2018Mark Linn SingsCopenhagen Jazz FestivalCopenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday, July 11, 2018Mark Linn & Soren Moller DuoCopenhagen Jazz FestivalValby, Denmark
Saturday, July 7, 2018Det Ny Big BandCopenhagen Jazz FestivalCopenhagen, Denmark
Sunday, June 17, 2018Kristin Korb Art Blakey TributeGladsaxe JazzklubGladsaxe, Denmark
Friday, May 25, 2018Mark Linn SingsAmagerbro JazzCopenhagen, Denmark
Saturday, May 19, 2018Soren Lampe QTKronborg SlotHelsingør, Denmark
Friday, May 4, 2018Det Ny Big BandDTULyngby, Denmark
Monday, April 30, 2018Kristin Korb Art Blakey TributeParadise JazzCopenhagen, Denmark
Saturday, April 28, 2018Soren Lampe TrioGentofte, Denmark
Thursday, April 26, 2018Mark Linn SingsJazzhus MontmartreCopenhagen, Denmark
Saturday, April 14, 2018Soren Lampe QuartetEngelsholm HojskoleVejle, Denmark
Friday, April 13, 2018Soren Lampe QuartetRibe JazzklubRibe, Denmark
Saturday, April 7, 2018Mark Linn Sings - Video Rec.Tapperiet KogeKoge, Denmark
Thursday, April 5, 2018Mark Linn SingsMusikhuset AarhusAarhus, Denmark
Sunday, February 4, 2018Koppel Moller Cole - Village RecordingThe VillageVanlose, Denmark
Saturday, February 3, 2018Koppel Moller ColeProvehallenValby, Denmark
Saturday, February 3, 2018Koppel Moller ColeTapperiet KogeKoge, Denmark
Monday, January 9, 2017Copenhagen Phil Jan 8 - 13thTBA, Denmark
Sunday, January 8, 2017Engelsholm Winther Camp Jan 2nd till 8thEngelsholm CastleBredsten, Denmark
Saturday, December 9, 2017Soren Lampe QTKronborg CastleHelsingor, Denmark
Saturday, December 2, 2017Soren Lampe QTKronborg CastleHelsingor, Denmark
Saturday, November 25, 2017Kristin Korb TrioSorø, Denmark
Saturday, November 11, 2017Kristin KorbSweden
Friday, November 10, 2017Kristin Korb TrioSweden
Friday, October 27, 2017DR Bigband Plays IndieDet Musiske HusFrederikshavn, Denmark
Thursday, October 26, 2017DR Bigband Plays IndieDR KoncerthusetCopenhagen, Denmark
Saturday, October 7, 2017Duke Ellington Sacred ConcertChristianskirkenCopenhagen, Denmark
Friday, October 6, 2017Duke Ellington Sacred ConcertRoskilde DomkirkeRoskilde, Denmark
October 5, 2017Mark Linn SingsCafe DivinoEspergaerde, Denmark
Wednesday, October 4, 2017Soren Lampe QTSletten KroHumlebaek, Denmark
Saturday, August 26, 2017Det Ny BigbandBorreby GodsSkaelskoer, Denmark
Monday, August 7, 2017Engelsholm StaevnetEngelsholm CastleBredsten, Denmark
July 28, 2017Mark Linn SingsRibe Jazz FestivalRibe, Denmark
Saturday, July 15, 2017Hess + Moller Seven SeasParadise JazzCopenhagen, Denmark
Friday, July 14, 2017Kenneth Dahl Knudsen TrioTribeca NVCopenhagen, Denmark
Monday, June 26, 2017RadiumDR KoncerthusetCopenhagen, Denmark
Tuesday, June 20, 2017Copenhagen PhilTivoliCopenhagen, Denmark
Sunday, June 18, 2017Mark Linn SingsBorreby GodsSkaelskoer, Denmark
Friday, June 9, 2017Copenhagen PhilNaestved ArenaNaestved, Denmark
Wednesday, June 7, 2017Copenhagen PhilRoskilde ByparkRoskilde, Denmark
Saturday, June 3, 2017Soren Lampe QTHelsingor Jazz FestivalHelsingor, Denmark
May 20, 2017Mark Linn SingsModern Jazz DaysKoge, Denmark
May 15th till May 19, 2017Composition Camp! - directorEngelsholm CastleVejle, Denmark
May 9, 2017Mark Linn SingsSkive JazzklubSkive, Denmark
May 8, 2017Mark Linn SingsNicolai ScenenKolding, Denmark
April 29, 2017Mark Linn SingsDexterOdense, Denmark




Coming soon...

For booking or more information about my projects please contact me at:
soren@sorenmoller.com

Soren Moller
Liverpool Rondo
Soren Moller
from Résumé
Soren Moller, Dick Oatts, Henry Cole, Luques Curtis, Soma String Trio
December 3rd, 2012
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Deep Water
Soren Moller
from Résumé
Soren Moller, Henry Cole, Luques Curtis
December 3rd, 2012
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Rain
Soren Moller
from Résumé
Soren Moller, Henry Cole, Luques Curtis, Dick Oatts, Gerard Presencer and more
December 3rd, 2012
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Nonet I
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
from Christian X Variations
Soren Moller, Dick Oatts, Henry Cole, Josh Ginsburg & Kirin Winds
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Kvartet I
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
from Christian X Variations
Soren Moller, Dick Oatts, Josh Ginsburg, Henry Cole
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Nonet II
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
from Christian X Variations
Soren Moller, Dick Oatts, Henry Cole, Josh Ginsburg & Kirin Winds
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
The Clouds Above
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
from The Clouds Above
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Wide Open Spaces
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
from The Clouds Above
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
AMAZONCDBABYiTUNES LISTEN
Soren Moller
Moller's Mode
Moller, Ramsboel, Sanchez & Kronkvist
from A Tribute To Trane
Fredrik Kronkvist, Soren Moller, Morten Ramsboel, Antonio Sanchez
CDBABYLISTEN
Soren Moller
Steps
Moller, Ramsboel, Sanchez & Kronkvist
from A Tribute To Trane
Fredrik Kronkvist, Soren Moller, Morten Ramsboel, Antonio Sanchez
CDBABYLISTEN
John Coltrane
Naima
Moller, Ramsboel, Sanchez & Kronkvist
from A Tribute To Trane
Fredrik Kronkvist, Soren Moller, Morten Ramsboel, Antonio Sanchez
CDBABYLISTEN
Soren Moller
Elegy
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
from Storytelling
Soren Moller & Dick Oatts
iTUNES LISTEN




Coming soon...

JAZZ

Kluver's Big Band Feat. Dick Oatts & Soren Moller
Kluver's Big Band Featuring Dick Oatts & Soren Moller live at Horsens Ny Teater 2009. Dick Oatts soloing on the tune Dreams From My Father by Soren Moller as part of the suite Speeches.
Moller Hoenig Frahm Loevdal
Prospect performed by Joel Frahm, Jesper Loevdal, Ari Hoenig and Soren Moller.

ELECTRONICA

Soren Moller & Spejderrobot
Improvised electronica

Other Videos

Soren Moller Intermezzo I
NickiN percussion duo performing the composition Intermezzo I.
Nikolai Jakob Petersen, vibraphone
Nicola Carrara, marimba
Moller/ Ramsboel/ Marsalis/ Kronkvist - Calixto's Way
Moller/ Ramsboel/ Marsalis/ Kronkvist performs the composition Calixto's Way in Denmark during their recent tour. Modern Jazz as heard through the lens of a Canon digital camera. A CD with this group will be released Fall 2009.

Jason Marsalis, drums, Morten Ramsboel, bass, Fredrik Kronkvist, sax, Soren Moller, piano
Resumé Release
First track from my upcoming release Résumé.
Soren Moller Group at Cornelia Street Cafe 1
Soren Moller Group at Cornelia Street Cafe NYC. Soren Moller, piano, Tim Green, sax, Obed Calvaire, drums, Luques Curtis, bass.
Soren Moller Global Local Trio
Soren Moller Global Local Trio performs live in Denmark
Aarhus Jazz Orchestra Feat. Dick Oatts & Soren Moller
Kluver's Big Band Featuring Dick Oatts & Soren Moller live at Horsens Ny Teater 2009. Dick Oatts soloing on the tune Satyagraha by Soren Moller as part of the suite Speeches.

CLASSICAL

Kiss Me
Choir S + A
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I Am The Rose of Sharon
Choir S + A
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Interlude 1
Choir S + A
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Seek
Choir S + A
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Let My Beloved Come Into His Garden
Choir S + A
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The Watchmen
Choir S + A
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Interlude 2
Choir S + A
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Where Is Thy Love Gone
Choir S + A
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Come My Beloved
Choir S + A
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Set Me As A Seal Upon Your Heart
Choir S + A
more info...