About Thorbjörn Risager
Thorbjørn Risager is a Danish musician working in the field of blues, R & B, rock, jazz and soul. He studied at the renowned Rytmisk Conservatory of Music in Copenhagen. In 2002, the guitarist, singer and songwriter founded the septet Thorbjørn Risager Blue7 with musicians from the Copenhagen blues scene, with whom he recorded 2004’s debut album Live 2004.
In 2005, Risager was named Danish Blues Musician of the Year. From the second CD From The Heart his albums no longer appeared under Thorbjørn Risager Blue7, but only under his name. Since the 2014 release Too Many Roads, the octet extended formation under Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado.
Apart from his band, Risager performs in duo with pianist Emil Balsgaard. As his role models, he names Ray Charles and B. B. King.