Originally from Norway Thomas Winther Andersen has lived in Amsterdam for several years.
Next to playing the bass Thomas contributes with compositions and arrangements in most of his bands. Many of his compositions were recorded on CD and for the radio. He toured in Europe and the USA with different musicians and bands and also performed solo bass with dancers in different theater productions. Players Thomas has worked with: Lee Konitz
, Sheila Jordan, Jasper Blom, Robert Rook, Michiel Borstlap, Håkon Storm and many more.
The Discography and Composition menu contains updated information about Thomas' musical production. Read more biographical details from an interview with Cadence Magazine here
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|2000-2001||November: Concerts with Sheila Jordan, July: Santi Roque Trio at, "Caniras Jazz & Mass" Festival, Canarien Islands Spain - April: tour, California, USA with Dale Barlow and Steve Altenberg. January: Radio recording, Centrum Nederlandse Muziek with Tine Schneider trio|
|1995 - 2001||Running "Line Up" October 1999: Tour Norway, Jan 1999: CD release tour Oslo, Norway, March 1998: CD recording and concerts, Nov 1997: Tour The Netherlands, October 1996: Tour Norway including recording for national radio, Des 1995: Tour The Netherlands.|
|1997- 2000||"Sketch". Concerts in The Netherlands and Norway. May 99: Natt Jazz in Bergen, October 98: CD release Bimhuis, Amsterdam.|
|1996 - 2000||"Het Kwartett sings and plays Bill Evans". March 1998: CD release Consertgebouw Amsterdam , Touring in The Netherlands: Rotterdam , Utrecht, Groningen, Den Haag, Amersfoort, Zwolle, Den Bosch, Nov 1999:Tour Switzerland.|
|1998 - 2000||J Moods Quartet, Feb and April 1999: Tour Germany: Various Concerts in the Netherlands|
|1995||New York City, three months, various freelance performances with Barry Altschul, John Davis and others|
|1993-1995||Thomas W. Andersen Quartet with Jasper Blom, Berend van der Berg and Wim Kegel.Two tours in Norway including recording for the national radio NRK, Guest soloist Knut Riisnæs and Bjørn Johansen, various concerts in The Netherlands and Belgium.|
|1995||Receiving a grant from the Dutch foundation "Fonds voor de podiumkunsten" to study in New York with Sal Mosca and Bob Moses|
|1993-1994||Post graduate study at Den Haag Conservatory. Arranging with Frans Elsen|
|1988- 1993||Graduating from Amsterdam Conservatory. Teachers : Arnold Dooyeweerd, bass - Misha Mengelberg and Nico Langenhuisen, composition.|
|1987||Changing cello with the Contrabass. Studying with Dan Styffe (Oslo philharmonic Orchestra|
|1982- 1989||Getting into bass guitar and soon playing in different bands.|
|1976-1987||Picking Up the Cello and playing in local school orchestra.|
|1990/00||Freelance engagement with musicians such as Michael More, Robert Jan Vermeulen , Arnold Klos, Eric Vloeimans, Maarten van de Grinten, Jesse van Ruller and Misha Mengelberg. Accompanying dance classes solo bass at School for Modern Dance Development, Amsterdam.|
|1992-1994||Barend Middelhof Quartet: Feb 92: first award at "Middelzee Jazztreffen". Radio recording and touring in the Netherlands, March 93: Live at Radio K.R.O. "Jazz Connection with Anton Goudsmit guitar and Joost Kesselaar drums|
|1994||The dance performance "Dobbelt spill" with dancer Ellen Johannesen in Oslo, Norway. Compositions and performing solo bass|
|1990-1993||Meeting Point Jazzkwintet: Michiel Borstlap, Miguel Martinez, Rutger Molenkamp and Joost Kesselaar First award at Europe Jazz Contest Belgium. Touring Holland, Belgium and Norway. CD recording , television and radio recording included.|
|2010- Now||Guest teacher bass at the Conservatory of Rotterdam|
|1999-2002||Guest teacher bass at the Conservatory of Amsterdam|
|1994- Now||Teaching privately bass, eartraining and improvisation|
|1998-2000||Teaching ensemble at the private school "Djam" in Amsterdam 2 groups weekly|
|1995- 1999||Workshop Cooljazz at Conservatory of Amsterdam, Trondheim Conservatory and Norwegian State Academy in Oslo|
|1994||Weekly jazz workshop with 13 students in the local jazz club Mahogany Hall.|