Allan Botschinsky


As long as I can remember I was always interested in music. Both my parents were classical musicians. One day when I was 6 years old, however, I heard some music in the radio which sounded interesting and exciting, and very different than the classic symphonic music I used to hear at home. I found out that the music which fascinated me so much was called "Jazz".

Five years later, in 1951 I got a trumpet from my parents - with it one could play both, "common" classical music and jazz. Actually I wanted to join the famous youth band of the Tivoli gards, but one year earlier I had suffered from polio, so I wasn't too good at marching.

Instead I started to play together with one of my schoolteachers who played guitar. He taught me to play and improvise over a 12 bar blues and some other jazz standards.

I soon learned enough songs to be able to perform at school concerts. Short after I enrolled at the Royal Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and started to play with various amateur bigbands at the same time.

The rest of my story you can read in the enclosed biography. Thank you for visiting my website.




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