- Tobias Delius
Tobias Delius (born July 15, 1964 in Oxford, England) –
tenor saxophone& clarinet
Tobias Delius began playing saxophone in 1980 in Germany. In 1983-1984 he lived in Mexico City where he played in the “Cuarteto Mexicano de Jazz” led by pianist Francixco Téllez.
Delius moved to Amsterdam in 1984 and studied for a short while at the Sweelinck Conservatorium. He soon became involved with Amsterdam improvisers and dropped his studies to immerse himself in the improvised music scene. In 1990 he was awarded the Podiumprijs from the organisation Stichting Jazz in The Netherlands. In February 2004, Delius was awarded the
Vpro / Boy Edgar Award, the Netherlands' most prestigious award in improvised music.
He has worked in Europe and overseas with among others
Steve Lacy, Louis Moholo’s Viva-la-black, Bill Frisell, Mark Feldmanand Trio Clusone, Misha Mengelberg, Steve Beresford, Jeb Bishop, Kent Kessler& Hamid Drakeand Ray Anderson.
Tobias Delius leads his own quartet with
Tristan Honsinger(cello), Joe Williamson(double bass) and Han Bennink(drums). The CDs “The Heron”, “Toby’s Mloby” and “Pelikanismus” were enthousiastically received both at home and abroad.
Delius has a duo with bassist
Wilbert de Joode, forms a trio with keyboardplayer Cor Fuhlerand various drummers ( Louis Moholoand Paul Lovensto name two), and initiated the Trio San Francisco with reed players South African Sean Berginand Italian Daniele D’Agaro. He has formed apa ini, a group with Wilbert de Joode, Hilary Jeffery(trombone) and Serigne Gueye(djembe).
He can be heard in a variety of groups, including Available Jelly, Sean Bergin’s MOB, ICP Orchestra, Chris Abelen Quintet, Joost Buis and his Famous Astronotes, Frank van Bommel Quartet and Curtis Clark.
* [http://www.doek.org/revCD_TD4T.html cd reviews Tobias Delius]
* [http://www.icporchestra.com/ ICP Orchestra Homepage]
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