Take Five With Jens Larsen
What are some of the essential requirements to keep jazz alive and growing?
Getting the music out there and trying to keep the interest going. Keeping the music relevant by trying to write and perform in a way that is relevant today. Teaching is essential since, to me anyway, I can help students feel the fun of playing with other people and jazz is the style of music with the most room for communication.
What is in the near future?
With Træben, we are planning a tour in Scandinavia and, of course, we plan to keep playing concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We are also starting to prepare the next Træben CD.