Søren MøllerSøren Møller was raised in a small town in Denmark. He began playing piano at the age of 8, learning both classical and jazz piano from local public school teachers in the community. At the age of 16 Søren was making a living as a piano teacher as well as an accompanist and had started taking lessons in jazz piano from some of Denmark most well known pianists. At 19 he was admitted to the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in København. After graduation Søren continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Here he studied with piano great Kenny Barron as well as Garry Dial and Fred Hersch as a Fulbright Scholarship recipient.
After moving to New York in 2002, Søren quickly earned a reputation as a formidable piano talent. As a leader he was accepted to host an ensemble of the most distinguished musicians from the Manhattan School of Music to a performance at the Carnegie Hall as part of the Carnegie Hall Workshop for Jazz Ensembles. Together with trombone player Chris Washburne and saxophonist Ole Mathisen, Søren has founded the NYNDK Jazz Collective, an ensemble consisting of established musicians from the Scandinavian and the New York jazz scene. The NYNDK Jazz Collective has toured extensively in Scandinavia and performed at Jazz At Lincoln Center. New York Times Nate Chinen has recognized the NYNDK Jazz Collective as a 'pointedly cosmopolitan post-bop collective'.
As a composer, Søren has contributed with compositions for his own ensembles including the Søren Møller Trio and the Søren Møller & Dick Oatts Duo as well as the newly released CD A Tribute To Trane, featuring famous drummer Antonio Sanchez. In 2007 Søren premiered his big band suite Three Speeches at The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, København, and has since worked as a big band composer and soloist with various big bands.
Møller has also performed and/or recorded with a number of today’s most re-known musicians, including Antonio Sanchez, Dick Oatts, Mark Turner, Jason Marsalis, Cameron Brown, Ari Honig, John Benitez, Tony Moreno, Scott Neumann, Anders Bergcrantz, Barak Mori, Obed Calvaire, and Francois Moutin among others. He has toured in countries such as: England, Germany, Norway, Italy, Holland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, USA and Denmark.
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