Mads Vinding

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Mads Vinding
Background information
Born(1948-12-07)December 7, 1948
Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Jazz, classical
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instruments Double bass
Years active1960s–present
Labels Sonet, Stunt
Associated acts Hank Jones, Thomas Clausen

Mads Vinding (born 7 December 1948, Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish jazz double-bassist.

Copenhagen Capital of Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218. It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and it is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.


Music career

Vinding began his professional career when he was 16 as the house bassist for Café Montmartre, a jazz club in Copenhagen. He has played on more than 800 recordings and more than 1000 Radio/TV shows.

Café Montmartre former restaurant and nightclub in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Café Montmartre was a restaurant and nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard at Highland Avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US. Opened in 1923, it became a "worldwide center for celebrity and nightlife" during the 1920s and a place where tourists would visit to try to break into Hollywood.


The Ben Webster Prize is an annual jazz award set up by the Ben Webster Foundation to honour Danish and American jazz musicians as well as other professionals active in the promotion of jazz in those countries. The American jazz musician Ben Webster spent his last ten years in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he became an active part of the city's thriving jazz scene. After his death, the Ben Webster Foundation was set up to channel his annual royalties to musicians in Denmark and America. The Ben Webster Prize is part of this effort.


Storyville Records is an international record company and label based in Copenhagen, Denmark, specializing in jazz and blues music. Besides its original material, Storyville Records has reissued many vintage jazz recordings that previously appeared on labels such as Paramount Records, American Music Records, and Southland Records. Many Storyville records were pressed in Japan.

As sideman

With Yelena Eckemoff

With Kenny Drew

With Art Farmer

With Johnny Griffin

With Hank Jones

With Duke Jordan

<i>Flight to Denmark</i> 1974 studio album by Duke Jordan

Flight to Denmark is an album led pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1973 and released on the Danish SteepleChase label.

<i>Two Loves</i> (album) 1974 studio album by Duke Jordan Trio

Two Loves is an album led by pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1973 and released on the Danish SteepleChase label.

<i>Truth</i> (Duke Jordan album) 1983 studio album by Duke Jordan Trio

Truth is an album led pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1975 but not released on the Danish SteepleChase label until 1983.

With Doug Raney

With Idrees Sulieman

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