Rasmus Kjær Larsen (b.1982) is a pianist, composer and performer based in Copenhagen. For more than ten years he has collaborated with some of the most intriguing acts on the underground scene in Denmark and he has released 3 albums of his own.
“A full-grown jazz modernist” Jazz Special
With the acclaimed collective Under Byen (2007-2009) Rasmus toured across Europe and North America concurrently starting to write music for his own projects. In 2012 he released his debut as a bandleader: The trio jazz album ‘Broken Bow’ with drummer Kresten Osgood and bassist Jonas Westergaard. In 2016 he released his solo album ‘Orgelimprovisationer’ and in 2019 his keyboard album ‘Turist’.
“music that moves through different atmospheres and energies” Politiken
Alongside his own releases Rasmus has collaborated with names like Klimaforandringer, SVIN, Jeppe Højgaard, Excelsior, BISSE and Frisk Frugt and he played at the Roskilde Festival and Eurosonic Festival among others. He also curated several concerts and events in Copenhagen including a Jerome Cooper memorial concert (2017).
Whether it’s synth-infused space excursions or straight to the bone acoustic minimalism, Rasmus Kjær is a sought after artist both as solo performer and sideman.
Newest release Turist:
Best New LP Release at the Annual Vinyl Anachronist Awards 2020 (US)
”it’s instantly my favorite release of 2020 and I’ve been listening to it non-stop.” Parttimeaudiophile.com (US)
buy vinyl at bandcamp
1/10: TURIST solo concert, Idealistic Festival, Gdansk, Poland
22/10: Klimaforandringer and Marcela Lucatelli’s Brazilian Songbook, Jaiyede Jazz Festival, Odense
23/10 Henriette Sennenvaldt, Jaiyede Jazz Festival, Odense