JazzJazz has the heart, but it is always the classical that is the base
Inspiration from classical music
My jazz music is inspired by classical music. There is a Nordic folk tone to be traced in my jazz compositions, which I like to perform with a mainstream swing.
I played a lot of classical music in my youth, when I studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. I strive for the tonal ideals of classical music when I compose and play the piano.
A dimension of depth and originality
My first jazz release was Alfa Omega from 2004. Here I switch between improvisational sections and composed passages, arranged for jazz trio.
“Kristian has great spiritual and musical talent, and through a deeper understanding of the darker sides in himself, has added a dimension of depth and originality to his music.” – Carsten Dahl in liner notes to Alfa Omega
The album is played by the Kristian Marcussen Trio, who have since released the album My Soul Is Filled with Peace.
I started composing music with a healing purpose. That was the start of Medicine Melodies.
Today I play my own compositions in a mix of jazz and meditation music, preferably accompanied by Bjarne Christensen on electric bass.