Christian Vuust
Saxophonist, composer

Born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1964. Tenor saxophonist and composer. Also plays soprano and alto saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet.

Associate professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus, Denmark. Teaches saxophone, jazz ensemble, ear training and entrepreneurship.

Has studied at Berklee College of Music, with Herb Pomeroy, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Joe Viola, and Jerry Bergonzi.

Has performed with Lars Jansson, Aaron Parks, Ben Street, Jeff Ballard, Hal Crook, Alex Riel, Audun Kleive, Silje Neergaard, Per Jørgensen, poet Peter Laugesen and the bands Pauseland, Must and Den Danske Salmeduo. Has toured with his own band in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Greenland, Iceland, England and Germany.

Has recorded 15 albums as leader or co-leader; and over 50 albums as sideman.

“Vuust’s mature tenor playing is delightful”
Jazz Special (Scandinavia’s leading jazz magazine)

“Christian Vuust has a masterful and soulful tone”
Ingmar Glanzelius, Dagens Nyheter (Swedish national daily newspaper)

“Vuust’s playing exudes an unobtrusive authority which, in concert with his smooth rhythmic sense, he creates an ideal balance between statements and expressions.”
Boris Rabinowitsch, Politiken (Danish national daily newspaper)

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[Photo by Martin Dam Kristensen]

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