Helle Hansen

(born in 1966, in Grenaa, Denmark, resident in Copenhagen), singer, musician, composer, lyricist. She recorded nine solo albums, about seventy altogether. One of her trademarks has always been versatility, and in recent years this includes composer/soloist collaborations with a wide variety of ensembles, like Tiptoe Bigband, Randers Chamber Orchestra, the Paizo Quartet and the National Danish Girls Choir, as well as writing for her own groups (jazz, singer/songwriter). She has specialized in bridging genres, writing crossover music for large ensembles of young gifted musicians - classical, band, singers - and also for musical theatre (Theater für Niedersachsen, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Penn State NU Musical Theatre Festival, Danish Academy of Musical Theatre, New Composers Cabaret, UCMO). Her music has been performed in Scandinavia, Germany, Scotland, USA and China.
Selected works: Shoes with Wings Dance Performance, Theater for Niedersachen, Germany 2008; Steam, Danish/American Soul Musical-Fredericia, Denmark; Helle Hansen's Jazzy Present Giving It Away 1995; Helle Hansen/Heine Hansen Duo Still Waters 1999; Helle Hansen Group Careful My Heart, 1999; Helle Hansen& Tiptoe Bigband Big Smile 2001; Helle Hansen Group You can't Save This in the mix 2002; Helle Hansen Heart Core 2003; Helle Hansen & Tiptoe Bigband Here there be the Monsters 2006; On the Verge of Falling, 2007; Uncommon Ground, 2010; Helle Hansen & Randers Chamber Orchestra Songs of Death, Love & Other Mayhem, 2013.
Awards: DJBFA's (Danish composers'union) Honorary Award 2010; Danish Jazz Composer of the Year, Danish music Awards 2011, USA Songwriting Competition: Honorable mention Award 2002-12.

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