About Peter: cv, recordings etc.

Peter Danstrup is a Danish musician, composer, video instructor and author. He has a also a long record as an educator and director. This page will capture most of his work.

The very short version

Born April 23rd 1954 Copenhagen Denmark

Artistic career

Started playing in mid 1970’ies on the Copenhagen Jazz scene. Joined several important bands: John Tchicai, Svend Asmussen, Marilyn Mazur, Link Wray as well as his own bands: Reptiles, Klökkeblömst, Sacrified

As a composer he has written for several artists, but mostly for his own bands. Lately his has written for Sacrified (8-piece orchestra), GLAS (6 voice vocal ensemble) Strange Bros. (jazz quartet)


Danish Music Awards 2012 (best recording, best composer)

Selected releases

Darktown Highlights 1977 (SLP1015) John Tchicai & Strange Bros.; Sargasso 1979 (KPLP 9) Jørgen Emborg 4; Reptiles in the Sky 2010 (DANPETCD 01) Peter Danstrup; Beautiful Untrue Things 2012 (DANPETCD 02) Danstrup/Reptiles; Klökkeblömst 2013 (ILK205CD) Klökkeblömst; Romantiker 2014 (ILK224CD) Klökkeblömst [sic!] 2015 (ILK253CD) Klökkeblömst; Sacrified 2016 (ILK260CD) Peter Danstrup; Flag of Time 2017 (ILK270LP) Damaztra; The Bird Next Tree 2018 (ILK290CD) Strange Brothers; And They Danced 2019 (WEARESUBURBAN) M.Rexen Landene som Forsvandt/Nowherelands 2021 Absolute Danstrup 2021


Sange fra Bladet (with sanne Graulund)  sight reading for singers (2019)


Inspiration, Intuition, Improvisation (2020)

The Very Long Version