Bjarne Roupé

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  1. Prepared Guitar

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    Aug 26, 2014
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    Bjarne Roupé (1952, Stockholm) is a Swedish guitarist actually living in Denmark.
    Roupé appeared in the fusion group EGBA in Stockholm, which also included pianist Lars Jansson and percussionist Ahmadu Jarr, and then moved to Copenhagen in 1979, where he is now based. He formed the group Alpha Centauri including Palle Mikkelborg and Jørgen Emborg and take part in Jan Kasper's Quartet.

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    From 1985 he was part of the Danish Radio Big Band. He has performed and recorded with his own bands, his own trio with Bo Stief and Alex Riel and with a multitude of international musicians and groups: Palle Mikkelborg group Entrance, Six Winds with Marilyn Mazur, Eddie Harris, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Brookmeyer, Jimmy Smith, Toots Thielemans, Hermeto Pascoal, Clark Terry, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Alex Riel, Thomas Clausen, Bo Stief, Uffe Markussen, Kim Kristensen and many others. In 1984 he played on the recording of AURA with Miles Davis (video).

    He has been guitar soloists in Michael Mantler's Chamber Music and Songs Ensemble and participated in the “Cerco Un Paese Innocente” and “School of Understanding” recordings and performances, followed by appearances on the “Songs and One Symphony” and “Hide and Seek” albums. His latest collaboration with Mantler include the "Guitar Concerto" during its premiere performance at the Berlin JazzFest 2007, subsequently released on Mantler's ECM recording “Concertos”, “Duets”(2011) with Per Salo and the last ongoing project “The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra Update” (2014).

    Roupé is currently professor of guitar at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory and freelancer still as guitarist, plays include in saxophonist Ed Epstein quartet Reds.

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