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Allan Botschinsky (trumpet and flugelhorn) PDF Print
Allan Botschinsky was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1940. He studied music at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen and later received a scholarship for the Manhattan School of Music in New York, where he studied with Cecil Collins. In 1962 he was voted "Musician of the Year" in Denmark and in 1965 became a member of the Danish Radio Big Band. Allan has worked extensively with Niels Henning Orsted-Pedersen, Kenny Drew, the Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm and Brass Combination and Oscar Pettiford. He has been on tour with Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, George Russell and Quincy Jones. He has played with his quintet at the Jazz Festivals Molde, Kongsberg, Stockholm, Warsaw, Pori, Berlin and Copenhagen, to name but a few. In 1983 he was awarded the Ben Webster Prize and became a member of the EUROPEAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE. He appears on the EUROPEAN JAZZ ENSEMBLE records "LIVE" (Konnex ST 5015), "Live at the Philharmonic Hall" (MA Music) - and on the 20th anniversary concert recording of 1996.