NEW ALBUMS UPHILL STRUGGLE (Q4) and SHIFT (MaxSax) now available: here
“This highly inventive debut album from the newly-formed Q4 is an unequivocal winner.”
★★★★ All About Jazz (read)
“Sax players will love it, others will like it very much!”
Bebop Spoken Here (read)
Rising star Tini Thomsen’s latest projects, currently taking the European Festival Circuit by storm are MaxSax with Tom Trapp, Mark Haanstra, Joost Kroonand Nigel Hitchcock (Incognito, Mark Knopfler) and saxophone quartet Q4 with Fiete Felsch, Nigel Hitchcockand Björn Berger.
Multi award winning musician, arranger and composer Tini was inspired to start playing saxophone after falling in love with Tony Curtis in ‘Some Like It Hot’’ when she was just 13.
Initially interested in tenor sax, she switched to baritone at the age of 15. Three years later after discovering that for her, ‘low’ wasn’t ‘low’ enough, she added bass clarinet to her studies. Collaborations have ranged from playing with The Metropole Orchestra, Brussels Jazz Orchestra and NDR BigBand to performing with Dr John at North Sea Jazz and Montreux Jazz Festival.
Notable achievements have been recording her own award winning compositions with The Metropole Orchestra and acting as Musical Director for the German Society for Music in Medicine and Research.