Jakob Bro (1978) is a Danish guitar player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He is currently leading a trio with Joey Baron and Thomas Morgan. In the fall of 2016 the trio released a highly acclaimed album Streams through ECM Records. Bro is also working with Palle Mikkelborg and with Bro/Knak, a collaboration with the Danish electronica producer Thomas Knak (Opiate).

Jakob Bro is a former member of Paul Motian & The Electric Bebop Band (Garden of Eden, ECM – 2006) and a current member of Tomasz Stanko’s Dark Eyes Quintet (Dark Eyes, ECM – 2009).

He has released 13 records as a bandleader including musicians like Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, George Garzone, Craig Taborn, Oscar Noriega, David Virelles, Jon Christensen, Jesper Zeuthen, Anders Christensen, Peter Laugesen, Kresten Osgood, Jakob Høyer, Nicolai Munch-Hansen, Jonas Westergaard, Søren Kjærgaard, Nikolaj Torp Larsen and many more.

He has toured in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, South Africa, USA and most of Europe.

Awards and Recognitions
• 2016: The Carl Prize – Jazz Composer of the Year (for the album Gefion)
• 2015: Danish Music Award – Danish Jazz Album of the Year (for the album Gefion)
• 2014: Nomination – The Nordic Council Music Prize (for Balladeering/Time/December Song)
• 2013: The Carl Prize – Jazz Composer of the Year (for the album Bro/Knak)
• 2013: Danish Music Award – Danish Crossover Album of the Year (for the album Bro/Knak)
• 2013: Jazz Special Prize – Danish Jazz Album of the Year (for the album December Song)
• 2013: The Jazznyt Prize (for the album December Song)
• 2012: DJBFA’s honorary award (from the organisation Danish Jazz, Beat and Folk Authors)
• 2012: The Danish Arts Foundation reward (for the album Bro/Knak)
• 2010: Danish Music Award – Danish Jazz Album of the Year (for the album Balladeering)
• 2009: Jazz Special Prize – Danish Jazz Album of the Year (for the album Balladeering)
• 2007: The Danish Arts Foundation reward (for the album Pearl River)
• 2006: Danish Music Award – Danish Jazz Album of the Year (for the album Sidetracked)
• 2006: Danish Music Award – Danish Crossover Album of the Year (for Sidetracked)
• 2003: Danish Music Award – New Danish Jazz Artist of the Year (for Beautiful Day)