Born 1978 in Denmark. Pannist, composer, and arranger.
Sune Borregaard began playing steel pans in 1989, and has formed and played in several steelbands since.
He plays Caribbean music as well as jazz, and is leader and arranger for the 6-piece steel band Sonic Steel, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sonic Steel plays a lot of Latin music in jazzy arrangements.
Besides performing as a jazz soloist, Sune also commits a great deal of his time to incorporate the steel pan in settings that aren’t common for the instrument. For instance he released an avant-garde album with the trio SUMI in 2006, where the possibilities that opens up when pans are combined with effect processors are investigated.
Sune has toured all of Europe several times and began arranging for steelbands in 2001, the same year he began teaching pans in music school.
Sune conducts and writes music for steel pan workshops in Denmark, and was also the arranger for the Danish band at the Steelpan European Festival in 2002. He holds a bachelor in musicology from the University of Copenhagen and a MM in steel pans and jazz from Northern Illinois University.
For more information, please visit www.suneborregaard.dk