Winnie Dahlgren -
provides the listener with a unique musical experience with delicate twists. Her classical background showcases her musical technique as a performer, but her use and knowledge of Latin, world music and jazz styles give her performances a modern quality. Her compositions contain a contemporary harmonic universe marked with Latin and world influences, and run the gamut of playful and energetic to sweet and endearing pieces with thoughtful melodies. Being the front figure of her band as a vibraphonist presents a unique instrumental sound.
A native of Denmark Winnie Dahlgren started playing percussion at age fifteen, and started her studies at the conservatory in 1987. In 1991 She received a B.M. in Music Education and in 1995 a M.M. in Performance in 1995, both from the Vestjysk Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark. In the middle of her classical studies at the conservatory she took two years off to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1996 she returned to Berklee College of Music from which she received a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Performance in 1997.
She has since performed in both jazz and classical settings, with concerts in Europe, the United States, and Africa. Performance credentials include: George Garzone, Matthew Garrison, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Lionel Louerke, Francisco Mela, Steve Lacy, Christian McBride, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, and Greg Hopkins .
Ms. Dahlgren surrounds herself with musicians from all over the world which allows her to swiftly move between the different styles, with styles ranging from classical to jazz, latin and world music, and still retain their authenticity. In September 2010 she released her first CD “Till We Meet Again” which has been received well by the audience.
Currently, Winnie Dahlgren is an active percussionist performing in various settings in addition to being in the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston, as an associate professor since 2001.
Winnie’s latest project is together with bassist Matthew Garrison. She’s arranging Matt’s music for big band. The music will first be presented at Matt’s venue “ShapeShifter Lab” in Brooklyn, New York in June 2012.
Winnie Dahlgren in endorsed by Vic Firth Inc.
For more information go to: www.winniedahlgren.com