Morten Ankarfeldt (1976) Bassplayer
A fantastic groove, strong beat and big sound is what characterizes the bass playing of Morten Ankarfeldt. He’s a dedicated and a committed sideman with great skills to back up the soloist. His fabulous time holds the rhythm section together as one unit. As a bass player involved in many different projects, he covers various stiles such as: Straight-ahead and modern jazz, fusion, funk, Brazilian, pop, blues, folk etc.
At the age of 8 Morten Ankarfeldt got his first guitar, - a very small one! He played the guitar for many years and grew up attending a very music orientated private school. In high school he picked up the bass and knew that this was what he wanted to do.
In 1998 Morten Ankarfeldt applied The Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen and graduated as a erudite bassplayer in 2003. Through out the time at the Conservatory and during several trips to New York City he studied a.o. Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (NHØP), Rufus Ried, Eric Rives, Jesper Bodilsen, Ben Street, Ed Thigpen, David Liebman.
He has played professionally for the last 15 years with a variety of Danish and International acts, including Jacob Fisher, Bernardo Aguiar, Tom Hagans, Doug Raney, Sinne Eeg, Jesper Thilo, Jørgen Emborg, Søs Fenger, Malene Mortensen, Paulo Moura, Zé Paulo Becker, James Harman, Peter Rosendal, Nikolaj Bentzon, Christina von Bülow.... He has performed across Europe, Russia, Japan, Thailand, China, Brasil, Argentina and frequently recorded as a sideman. (Check out: www.basstrack.dk)