Alex Jønsson (born 1985) is an award winning Danish guitarist, composer and improviser based in Copenhagen.
He has been greatly recognized for his Nordic and melancholic expression – both as a composer and a soloist – and has toured in most of Europe as well as in India.
Most people will know him from orchestras like I Think You’re Awesome, Mirja Klippel and Bagland. Yet, in recent years, as a composer and a bandleader, Alex Jønsson has raised his profile as one of the most interesting jazz guitarists on the modern scene.
Since 2012, he has been nominated for a Danish Music Award Jazz no less than nine times!
Jønsson’s fourth album as a leader, ‘Heathland’, was released in February 2020.
“It’s unhurried, expansive music that nevertheless never lacks momentum and tension.” – London Jazz News, ENGLAND
“…a lyrical and refreshingly twisted player.” – Downbeat Magazine, USA
“I’m not sure what it is with these young Danes but for me they are hitting the sweet spot at the moment.” – thejazzbreakfast, ENGLAND
”Alex’s playing is full of emotion and has a refined maturity beyond his years.” – UK Vibe, ENGLAND
“It is not difficult to understand why the Aarhus lad is considered one of the leading guitarists in Denmark.” – Fyens Stiftstidende, DENMARK
“Jønssons loose compositions revolve around a strong melodic core, sometimes even a haunting theme, that manages to grow on the listener with every new listening.” – salt peanuts, NORWAY
“Jønsson and his trio just know it: The greatest beauty lays in simplicity.“ – Jazz Podium, GERMANY
“Jønsson’s guitar is circling effortlessly around simple and beautiful melodies to create haunting moments once improvisation and melodies collide.” – Mos Eisley, GERMANY