Kasper Bai (f. 1974). Komponist, arrangør, guitarist og orkesterleder.

Uddannet RM''er på DJM 1996-01 med Musiker-diplom-eksamen. Solistklasse i komposition og guitar 2005-07.

Underviser i rytmisk komposition, rytmisk orkesterledelse/arrangement, musikkundskab (sangskrivning) og sammenspil.

Har komponeret en lang række værker for bl.a. bigbands, symfoniorkestre, kor, kammerensembler, jazz- og crossovergrupper mv. Arbejder også som arrangør, dirigent, guitarist og singer-songwriter.

Leder 13 m/k-bigbandet Maluba Orchestra sammen med Marilyn Mazur og Fredrik Lundin, samt det fleksible ensemble Kasper Bai og Nipsting, centreret omkring Kasper Bai''s moderne danske viser.

Har tidligere ledet nonetten Cordelia (2000-12), samt 11-mands ensemblerne Aarhus Composer Ensemble  (2004-06) og Kasper Bai Orchestet (2004-06).

CD''er som orkesterleder/co-leder: Cordelia (2004), Järv (2005), Orchestet (2008), Cordelia: At the Pink Pony (2009), En Udmærket Ordning (2012), Af Samme Slags (2015), samt talrige andre som arrangør eller guitarist. 

Kasper Bai (1974) has master and soloist degrees in jazz guitar and composition from the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, where he has been teaching composition, arranging, music theory and jazz ensemble since 2007. He has written numerous works for orchestras, big bands, choirs, chamber groups and cross-over ensembles, and also works as an arranger, guitarist and singer-somgwriter.

Kasper Bai is often playing a simultaneous musician/conductor/composer role in his own groups, such as the 13 piece ensemble Maluba Orchestra (2017- co-led with danish jazz legends Marilyn Mazur and Fredrik Lundin), the nonet Cordelia (2000-12), the 11 piece ensembles Aarhus Composer Ensemble (2004-06) and Kasper Bai Orchestet (2007-08), and the flexible unit Kasper Bai og Nipsting - with himself as a lead singer (2009-)

 

CD albums:Cordelia (2004), Järv (2005), Orchestet (2008), Cordelia: At the Pink Pony (2009), En Udmærket Ordning (2012), Af Samme Slags (2015).