|Thomas Winther Andersen|
|Born||29 April 1969|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, band leader|
|Associated acts||Line Up, Winther – Storm|
Thomas Winther Andersen (born 29 April 1969) is a Norwegian-born, now Amsterdam-based jazz bassist,married to jazz singer Henriette Andersen.
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Winther Andersen was born in Oslo, Norway. He toured extensively in Europe and the USA with different musicians and bands, like Lee Konitz, Sheila Jordan, Jasper Blom, Robert Rook, Michiel Borstlap. He graduated from Amsterdam Conservatory 1993 and supplemented with a master at the Conservatory of Den Hague 1994. In 1995 he received a grant from the Dutch foundation "Fonds voor de podiumkunsten", for the continuation of his studies in New York under guidance of Sal Mosca. He has composed numerous pieces for various jazz ensembles, music for large ensemble and at the same time composed chamber music.
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Independent Music Awards 2013: Spinnaker – Best Jazz Album
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