Anne Mette Iversen

 MG 6679Danish bassist Anne Mette Iversen arrived in New York City in 1998, where she produced much of her contemporary work, using the organic staccato beats of her adopted city as inspiration. The summer of 2012 she relocated to Berlin, which provides other outlets for jazz musicians and new opportuneties. Ms. Iversen has 9 (nine) releases out as a band-leader, including one as composer and artistic director for Norrbotten Big Band; and three of which are double albums. She has done several tours in Europe and the US, including performances at esteemed European jazz festivals. She leads her long running jazz quartet: 'Anne Mette Iversen Quartet' which in recent years has evolved into a quintet: 'Anne Mette Iversen Quartet +1', the Berlin based group 'Ternion Quartet', 'Double Life' - the collaboration with her jazz quartet and the 4Corners string quartet and the 'Poetry of Earth' project. She has worked extensively as sideman and performed with world class musicians in and out of New York City. She has curated and performed for the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington DC and for The Danish Consulate General in NYC.

For 2016 Ms. Iversen was Composer in Residence for the esteemed Norrbotton Big Band (S), which resulted in 85 minutes of new music tailored especially for NBB; a program that can be booked under the name 'Anne Mette Iversen & Norrbotton Big Band: Everything In Between'.

Ms. Iversen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Performance from The New School, NYC, and is a former classical piano major at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Denmark. She is a current member of the musician’s organization, “Brooklyn Jazz Underground.” Ms. Iversen is considered an important voice as a composer, leading the way for modern, contemporary jazz composition.

Ms. Iversen has scored music for 3 short-films. She composes both jazz and classical music.


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