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Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen

Biography

Ole ”Fessor” Lindgreen (born 16. may 1938) is a Danish jazz musician.From 1956 he played with different traditional jazz orchestras, and in 1958 he became a member of Knud Rath’s big orchestra. After his military duty he toured with Danish groups in West-Germany, and in the years 1961-1966 he was a member of Ricardos Jazzmen. In 1968 he created his own orchestra, the Fessor’s Big City Band, which became his main focus. In 1995 he was awarded with the Ben Webster Award.




Recordings

Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen: Fessor and The Great Ones

Next to Papa Bue, Fessor is the most famous bandleader in Denmark. Ole “Fessor” Lindgreen will be 75 years old on May 16th, and Storyville Records is releasing a double CD to mark the occasion. Fessor, like Papa Bue, plays the trombone. His Big City Band featured some of Denmark’s best musicians and was on the scene for decades, (1968-2003), playing 230 gigs a year and performing many places around the world - from Copenhagen to New Orleans.

Fessor has also recorded, played and ...