Thor Madsen

I am a Copenhagen based guitarist, producer, composer & studio-wiz.
Take a look around the site and listen to some of my music.

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Thor De Force
NuJazz, Funk, Blues and more

Jazz-inflected ragas, raga-influenced jazz

Jazz Explorer Trio
Jazz-heritage with an innovative global approach.

Thor De Force

Sounds Of The Mansion is a cinematic musical excursion into an urban landscape of music, art and late night hangs. In the absence of vocals, the listener is free to travel the music by his or hers own imagination. Themes pop out of nowhere and the music is often developing in surprising ways, taking unexpected turns.

The album is rich in flavours and explores opposites like dense-spares, hard-soft and static-moving. There is a good deal of blues, funk, jazz, soul and electronica involved all though none of the 11 tracks can be said to fall in any specific genre.

Madsens guitar- and bass playing runs like a red thread thru the album. Backed by the subtle drumming of Abdullah S there is a great deal of attention to rhythm and swing. Sometimes in a straight forward funky fashion and at other times in more adventures ways.

“The album is my attempt to really do my own music, my own style, my own story. There is a little of everything I like in it. I have tried to create an open kind of music where all the things that inspire me can coexist and feed off each other, in a possibly vain attempt to reconcile everything I love”.

Go to the Thor De Force site
Listen to ‘Sounds Of The Mansion’

Thor Madsen

I started playing guitar at the age of 7. When I was about 12 I started playing out with my band – parties, fares, youth festivals. I grew up on Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Bowie, Eno, Stravinsky, Miles, Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads. I played and practiced and gigged as much as I could and at the end of high school I decided I wanted to spend my life in music.

In the late 90s I moved to New York. I got heavily involved in the downtown music scene around the club and label Nublu for which I did a handful of albums as part of groups like Wax Poetic and the Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris.

Now, based in Copenhagen I am involved in almost every aspect of music making. I run a studio out of the Millfactory complex in Copenhagen NV and tour, teach and write music.

Take a look around the site. And get in touch!


Jazz-inflected Ragas – Raga-influenced jazz.

The music of RagaJazz is inspired by the colorful, melodic ragas and intricate, intense rhythms of India, the architectural beauty of Scandinavian music, and the improvisational interplay of the contemporary American jazz tradition. Visit


Na Farofa is Wazzabi’s latest release on YB Music. An eclectic mix of styles in collaboration significant Brazilian talent.

The duo consisting of Thor Madsen and Anders Hentze formed in 2005 and has released 3 albums and an EP to date.

Visit the Wazzabi site

Mazza Mansion Studio

Mazza Mansion is part of the state-of-the-art studio Millfactory in Copenhagen NV. The studio features beautiful sounding live rooms, great microphones and preamps, a large collection of instruments, Steinway D grand piano and a dual EMT 140 analog plate reverb among many other small and large features.

Selected Studio Work

Selected Releases

Concerts 2019

25.04 – Abdullah S, Atlas, Aarhus
03.05 – Live Jive Jungle, La Fontaine, Copenhagen
16.05 – Abdullah S, Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen
29.05 – Niels Ryde 4tet, Politikens Hus, Copenhagen
31.05 – Laid Back, Heartland Festival
23.06 – Laid Back, Tivoli, Copenhagen
03.07 – Laid Back, Nibe Festival
05.07 – Live Jive Jungle, La Fontaine, Copenhagen
08.07 – Jazz Explorer Trio, Copenhagen Jazzfestival
11.07 – Bastards, Tango y Vinos, Copenhagen
19.07 – Laid Back, Musik i Lejet
31.07 – Laid Back, Gæsten, Bornholm
02.08 – Abdullah S, Grim Fest
08.08 – Laid Back, Smukfest
09.08 – 23.08 – Touring in Brazil
24.08 – Live Jive Jungle, Vejle (afternoon)
04.10 – Live Jive Jungle, Jazzcup, Copenhagen

Get in touch!