Danish-American Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen (b.1980), a native of Toftlund, Sønderjylland in Denmark, has led an uncompromising career that has taken her abroad to Amsterdam, Berlin and New York. She continues her relentless quest for brutal honesty and innovative artistic vision around the world, as well as in her native Sønderjylland. Utilizing her voice, flute and sometimes electronics in addition to her primary instrument, the saxophone, she is best known for her duo The Home of Easy Credit with her husband Tom Blancarte, her post no-wave improv quartet Sweet Banditry, her introspective solo performances, her improvising saxophone quartet as well as regular work with musicians such as Mike Pride, Erica Dicker, Tim Dahl, Tamio Shiraishi, Matt Nelson, Brandon Seabrook, Michael Evans and Weasel Walter. Recently, she started a record label, Marsken Records, whose purpose is to focus on avant garde music from Sønderjylland. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, performing at a wide range of festivals and venues. She has performed or recorded with musicians such as Craig Taborn, Tamio Shiraishi, Magda Mayas, Tony Buck, Gino Robair, Petras Vysniauskas, Kevin Shea, Sam Pluta, Nate Wooley, Jessica Pavone, Peter Evans, Dan Peck, Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten and Sandy Ewen.
Improtest is concert series that brings improvisational music from local and foreign authors to local audience. The concerts have been taking place since 2005 once a month.
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