Meet the artist
About Jacob Roved
Drummer and composer Jacob Roved is educated from Royal Conservatoire, Netherlands and Sibelius Academy, Finland, and has studied with jazz icons like Joe La Barbera (Bill Evans Trio), Ed Thigpen (Oscar Peterson Trio), Eric Ineke, and Jukkis Uotila. He is a familiar face on the Danish jazz music scene, who has led numerous projects and served on the board of Danish Jazz Musicians’ Society and on the committee for Danish Music Awards Jazz.
In addition to working as musician and composer, Jacob Roved holds a PhD in biology has devoted part of his career to scientific research.
Jacob Roved Quintet was formed in 2008 and features the phenomenal American clarinet and saxophone virtuoso John Ruocco and three multi-award winning musicians from the Danish jazz scene: trumpet player Thomas Fryland, pianist Kathrine Windfeld, and double bass player Jesper Bodilsen.
The music is rooted in the American jazz tradition, but not shy of its heritage from European classical music.
Jacob Roved Quintet has given concerts in France, Sweden, and Denmark, including several international jazz festivals.