Jacob Anderskov is a pianist, composer and bandleader from Copenhagen. He has released more than 25 albums as a bandleader and co-leader since his debut in 2001. He has received numerous awards and hailed by the international press as an outstanding voice in contemporary music. Anderskov has performed in most countries in the western hemisphere with his own projects. His oeuvre encompasses everything from improvised works in small groups to almost thoroughly composed material for larger ensembles.
Anderskov’s music often incorporates improvisation, colouring, or new ways of bridging the continuum between the composed and the undefined. In the recent years he has also had several projects with classically trained musicians, playing more exactly composed material of his, with or without Anderskov himself participating in the performances as an improviser or leader.
Among the bands he has been forming and leading are ANDERSKOV ACCIDENT, AGNOSTIC REVELATIONS, RESONANCE (formerly known as JACOB ANDERSKOV’s STRINGS PERCUSSION & PIANO), KINETICS, ANTIOXIDANTERNE, JACOB ANDERSKOV SOLO, AIRTO MOREIRA – JACOB ANDERSKOV DUO, JACOB ANDERSKOV TRIO, JACOB ANDERSKOV PÅ DANSK (“Jacob Anderskov in Danish”), and DOCTOR STRUCTURE.
Jacob Anderskov graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen in 2002, his studies including a 1-year stay in New York (1999-2000). He was one of the founding members of ILK Music (2003-2004), and the first ILK chairman (2004-2008). Since 2019 he is appointed Professor at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (RMC), Copenhagen.