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Biography

Anton Eger (born 9 December 1980) is a Norwegian-Swedish drummer, known from a series of recordings and collaborations with musicians like Django Bates, Marius Neset, Daniel Heløy Davidsen, Ivo Neame, and Jasper Høiby.

Eger studied jazz at the Copenhagen Rhythmic Music Conservatory under the guidance of Django Bates among others, and played drums on Bates' album Spring is Here (Shall We Dance?) (2008). Within the Scandinavian quintet JazzKamikaze, he participates on several album releases and appeared at various international jazz festivals Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Moldejazz, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bangkok Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, as well as being part of the opening of the annual Rio Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

He also collaborates within the trio Phronesis with double bassist Jasper Høiby and pianist and saxophonist Ivo Neame. They have released six albums so far. Their 2010 album Alive was nominated jazz album of the year by Jazzwise and Mojo magazines.

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