Mikko Innanen (b. 1978) is a Finnish saxophone player and composer who graduated in 2003 from the jazz department of Sibelius-Academy, the only university level music academy in Finland. He spent one year of his studies - fall 1998 and spring 1999 - in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory, where he also met the other members of Delirium. Over the last few years, he has played with a number of groups, including Triot (with Nicolai Munch-Hansen and Stefan Pasborg), Nuijamiehet, Gourmet, Mr. Fonebone, the French piano trio Triade (Cedric Piromalli, Sebastian Boisseau, Nicolas Larmignat), The European Jazz Youth Orchestra, Itchy (with Jakob Dinesen, Jeppe Skovbakke and Rune Kielsgaard) and the UMO Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with percussionist Han Bennink, bassist Barry Guy, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and many others in addition to virtually all of the musicians currently active on the Finnish jazz scene. He was awarded a one-year artist´s grant by the Finnish State Arts´ Council in 2003, the best soloist´s prize at the International Competition for Jazz Groups in Getxo, Spain, in 2000 and the first prize at the first Jukka Perko Saxophone Competition in 2001. Innanen has been featured on a number of recordings, including Sudden Happiness (TUM CD 008) by Triot with John Tchicai and recordings by Delirium (Fiasko), Teddy Rok 7 (Jupiter), Gourmet (Fiasko), Mr. Fonebone (Texicalli) and Nuijamiehet (Fiasko).
Kasper Tranberg (b. 1971) studied at the Royal Danish Conservatory during 1986-89 and at Berklee College of Music in Boston during 1990-92. Since the early 1990s, he has been one of the most in-demand brass players in Denmark. Tranberg is a co-founder of When Granny Sleeps (recordings feature saxophonist David Liebman and trombonist Ray Anderson) and has also been a member of a number of other Danish groups, including Dane T. S. Hawk and His Great Mongo Dilmuns, Copenhagen Art Ensemble (recordings feature saxophonist Tim Berne among others), Ok-Nok-Kongo with saxophonist John Tchicai and guitarist Pierre Dørge´s New Jungle Orchestra. He has also performed with Mercer Ellington, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Marilyn Mazur, James Moody, Django Bates, Gianluigi Trovesi, Kip Hanrahan and many others. In 2000, Tranberg was a member of the Chris Potter & JAZZPAR Septet and was featured on its recording This Will Be (Storyville). Since 1997, Tranberg has lead his Japan-based group Yakuza Zuffle and, currently, also leads his own acoustic sextet and the free jazz/hard rock group Bugpowder. Tranberg has issued four recordings under his own leadership, including Yakuza Zuffle (Storyville) in 1997, Panorama (Bugpowder) in 2000 as well as Bugpowder (Bugpowder) and Mortimer House (EWE) in 2002.
Jonas Westergaard (b. 1976) graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2004. Already in 2001, Westergaard received the prestigious Jacob-Gades-Legat award. Westergaard has recorded and/or performed with just about everybody on the Danish Jazz scene. Since 1997, Westergaard has been a member of the cooperative group Doctor Structure, which also includes Kasper Tranberg. In 2001 and 2002, he lived in New York City recording and/or performing with saxophonists Michael Blake, George Garzone and Tim Berne, trumpeters Herb Robertson and Steven Bernstein, guitarist David Tronzo, trombonist Curtis Fowkles among others. Since October 2004, Westergaard has been based in Berlin, where he has performed with trombonist Konrad Bauer, bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, multi-instrumentalist John Schröder and many others. Westergaard´s recordings include Blake Tartate (CD Baby) by the Michael Blake Quartet and Brooklyn Days with saxophonist George Garzone, pianist Rasmus Ehlers and drummer Jakob Høyer.Stefan Pasborg (b. 1974) graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2002. He is known on the Scandinavian jazz scene as a highly personal drummer as well as a composer and bandleader. He is especially well known for his work within the more experimental jazz music. In the last few years, he has performed and recorded with a number of internationally renowned musicians, including guitarist Marc Ducret, trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Michael Formanek as well as saxophonists John Tchicai, Jesper Zeuthen and Lotte Anker. At the present time, he plays regularly with Ibrahim Electric, Toxikum (co-led with saxophonist Liudas Mockunas), Delirium, Triot and a number of other bands. He has been awarded several prizes, including the soloist prize at the 16th European Jazz Contest in Leverkusen, Germany; the Rhythmic Music Conservatory Talent Prize; the first prize at the 5th European Tournament for Improvised Music in Poitiers, France; and the Danish Arts Foundation´s grant for artistic work in 2003 and 2004. At the Danish Music Awards for Jazz in 2004, he received two prizes, including "New Jazz Name of the Year". Pasborg´s recordings include Ibrahim Electric (ILK) and Meets Ray Anderson (Stunt) by Ibrahim Electric, Live (ILK) by Ictus, Il Bastardo (ILK) with Anders Vesterdal, Rasmus Kjaerdsgaard and Jeppe Skovbakke, Red Planet (ILK) with Jakob Riis and Mockunas, Toxikum (ILK) with Mockunas (also Marc Ducret, John Tchicai et.al.), Live & studio recordings (TCB) by Endorfin and Project (TCB) by the Mockunas/Pasborg 6tet in addition to recordings with Delirium (Fiasko) and Triot (TUM).