The band will feature Montreal based Joel Miller on saxophones, Jon Wikan of New York on drums, Torben Waldorff on guitar. Mattias Welin/Fraser Hollins/Matt Clohesy on bass.
On tour the band will play in Scandinavian cities Copenhagen, Oslo, Malmo, and stateside, Toronto, Montreal, New York City.
Critics have praised Waldorff's previous efforts for their spirit, balance, and the telepathic understanding among band members. These same qualities are all present on American Rock Beauty, as the quintet leads the listener through a sophisticated blend of styles and beats. There is range of musical atmospheres at play on the album, but they all become one in the hands of these dynamic musicians.
Torben's music is well-established in international press after three widely acclaimed ArtistShare CDs and Best of 2008 and 2010" listings in US, Canada, France, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden.
In Something Else!'s reviews Best Of 2010 we read: Each of the songs have an undeniable radiant beauty to them, as Waldorff again spins off effortlessly lyrical songs. The Brian Blade Fellowship meets the Pat Metheny Group."
JazzTimes wrote: American Rock Beauty has earfeel as a fine Burgundy has mouthfeel."
Never overplaying, Waldorff seems to tease the maximum amount of emotion from every note he plays." Matt Warnock
Torben was interviewed in Jason Crane's Jazzsession and JazzInside NY and excellent reviews of the outstanding music are published in many countries. All About Jazz, Downbeat, Jazzweekly, Modern Guitar, Vintage Guitarist, and many more, in Europe Jazzman, Jazzpodium, Jazzmagazine, JazzSpecial, and many many more.
March 19, 3.00 PM, Ski Jazzclub, Norway. Ski Jazzklubb
March 20, 3.00 PM, Swedish Nat'l Broadcasting, Studio 7, Malmo, Sweden. Jazz I Malmo
March 21, 8.30 PM, Skurups Fokhogskola, Sweden. Skurups Folkhögskola
March 22, 9.00 PM, Paradise Jazzclub, Copenhagen, Denmark. paradisejazz.dk
March 23, 7.00 PM, Palladium, Vaxjo, Sweden. Palladium
April 1, 8.30 PM, The Rex, Toronto. The Rex Jazz
April 2, 8.30, PM, Upstairs Jazzclub, Montreal. Upstairs Jazz
April 5, 9.30 PM, Miles Café Jazzclub, New York City. Miles Café Jazzclub