- Mikkel Ploug – Guitar
- Jeppe Skovbakke – Bass
- Sean Carpio – Drums
The Mikkel Ploug trio with Sean Carpio and Jeppe Skovbakke have toured all over Europe and released three albums for spanish label Fresh Sound Records.
The trio has opened for jazzlegend Wayne Shorter and worked with some of the most renowned saxophonists such as Mark Turner, Loren Stillman and Bill McHenry. The repertoire is Mikkel’s original compositions who have won much recognition all over the world for their originality and strong melodic qualities. Mikkel, Sean and Jeppe are also part of a number of bands making a statement on the music scene today like the Wowos, The Unusual History Of Ether, Pete Robbins Transatlantic, Equilibrium and more.
“As time has passed, Ploug’s melodic gift has become clearer” – Jakob Bækgaard – All About Jazz (US
“Mikkel Ploug’s compositions are gorgeous. RVAJazz Virginia (US)
“An original voice with something to say…” – Bud Kopmann – All About Jazz (US)
“Mikkel Ploug has been slowly, but surely, building a reputation for himself, and deservedly so. His live performances speak for themselves – Jerry D’Souza – All About Jazz (US)
“Guitarist Mikkel Ploug’s star has been ascending—not only in his native Denmark, but also in various overlapping international jazz circles.” – Elliott Simon – All About Jazz (US)
“…great originality and elegance.”- Downtown Music Gallery, (US)
Aside from their very real talent and a defined sound, this group is also interesting in being an unselfconscious meeting of contemporary European and American jazz musicians which, outside the perilous world of touring soloists and pick-up bands, is a pretty rare commodity in jazz – Cormac Larkin – National Irish Tribune (IE)
Danish guitarist and composer Mikkel Ploug (b.1978) has performed all over Europe with his bands Mikkel Ploug Group and Equilibrium. He has recorded three albums for Spanish label “Fresh Sounds New Talent” and one for canadian label Songlines Recordings. Mikkel works as a sideman in Sean Carpio’s Wowos and for NYC alto player Pete Robbins Transatlantic and has appeared as an opening act for Wayne Shorter. Mikkel resides in Copenhagen.
Performed as a leader and sideman with:
Mark Turner, Loren Stillman, Bill McHenry, Pete Robbins, Jeppe Skovbakke, Joachim Badenhorst, Sissel Vera Pettersen, Rebecca Collins, Marlon Browden, Sean Carpio, Kresten Osgood, Anders Christensen, Mikkel Hess, Niels Lykkegaard, Kenny Wheeler, Eivind Opsvik, Tommy Crane, Simon Jermyn, Jakob Dinesen, Jonas Westergaard, Kevin Brow, Niels Vincentz, Flin Van Hemmen and many more….