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Rasmus Kjaer

In an attempt to characterize the musical fare of pianist Rasmus Kjær the most significant is his openness and curiosity combined with a profound and personal relationship to the piano. Most vivid is his collaboration with internationally renowned orchestra Under Byen, with whom he ��" besides touring in USA, Canada and Europe ��" has participated on the albums “Alt er tabt” and “Siamesisk”. He released his first record in his own name called “Broken Bow” in 2012. It features two of the most innovative and respected jazz musicians on Danish ground Kresten Osgood and Jonas Westergaard. Copenhagen Jazz Festival wrote: ”Rasmus Kjær ��" the talented pianist from the band Under Byen has put together a strong trio with drummer Kresten Osgood and bass player Jonas Westergaard.
Originally inspired by a pianist like Ahmad Jamal, Kjær is a strong- minded musician with an almost indiepoeticlike expression”.

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Claudia Campagnol

I was born in 1987 in Budapest, Hungary, to parents who are both professional musicians. I sang before I could talk, and started playing the piano when I was 4. The whole family moved to Sweden, and by the age of 12 I could be seen “guesting” on my parents’ gigs in venues all around the country. After discovering my dad's fusion albums with Chick Corea, John Patitucci, Mezzoforte, and others, I more or less stopped listening to vocalists. One night before I went to sleep, I listened to Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter, and woke up abruptly a few hours later with a song in my head

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Niels Lan Doky

Niels Lan Doky is the Knight of Jazz: Telling the stories of the music and his journey to becoming a global icon of the genre. A generation younger than artists like Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, pianist/composer Niels Lan Doky is one of the most acclaimed and prolific jazz artists of his time. He has released over 40 albums, has collaborated with the greatest artists in jazz and has won countless awards and accolades around the world. When he released his debut album in 1986 an American Jazz Journalist wrote: “There is nothing more encouraging and satisfying than to encounter for the first time a young Jazz musician of real stature, someone who can make you feel that the future of the music is in good hands

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Henrik Olsson

Henrik (Thor Oscar) Olsson is a swedish guitarist and composer, based in Copenhagen. He is taking the sonic expression of the electric guitar into new, unpredictable domains through unheard timbres and textures, often with the help of various preparations and unconventional playing techniques. His playing has attracted attention in different projects such as his own groups Hand of Benediction and Penumbra Ensemble, or collaborations like the improv duo Olsson/Rubin, the avantgarde/rock project The Hum, the noise-trio EHM and diverse improvisational contexts. He composed all the music for his Penumbra Ensemble, which has been very well received among critics and referred to as "a surrealist vision, a deeply personal expression of avant-garde rock, jazz, world music and poetic soundscapes" by All About Jazz

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Kira Martini

In few year, the Copenhagen-based vocalist & songwriter, Kira Martini, has become a strong and wellknown character on the danish jazzscene. With her positive energi and frank ways; her warm, true voice; and a broad repertoire of different styles, she is unlike any other singer on the scene. "It can not be said more simple and truthfully, than this: The danish singer, Kira Martini, sings in every minute, in a way that really makes you feel something!" (Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan, Sweden, dec. 2018) "Some places you feel instantly welcome. A special feeling of being seen, heard, understood and appreciated, and you never wish to end your stay

Take Five with Donna Singer

Read "Take Five with Donna Singer" reviewed by Donna Singer

About Donna Singer

Raised in the lush Catskills, Donna Singer graduated from the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, then studied at The Juilliard School. Her far reaching career includes European concerts in Paris, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and Wales. She has performed at the Metropolitan Opera Guild Recital Hall in Lincoln Center, Central Park's ...

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Jan Harbeck

The charismatic tenor saxophonist and composer Jan Harbeck has previously released four albums in his own name on Stunt Records. He’s won a Danish Music Award, as well as having received both the Bent Jædig and Ben Webster Prizes. Harbeck and his steady band of many years have long been an important presence on most of Denmark’s jazz stages, also enjoying great success around Europe. Over the last decade, the band’s releases have been among the absolute best-selling Danish instrumental jazz records. In addition to his own quartet, Jan Harbeck plays with orchestras including the Tivoli Big Band, Niels Jørgen Steen’s Monday Night Big Band, The Orchestra, and in drummer Snorre Kirk’s band. Harbeck’s expressive, outgoing playing continues in the great Swing tradition

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Tobias Wiklund

”Where The Spirits Eat” is the first album by the Tobias Wiklund Quartet. It was recorded on analog tape in beautiful acoustic settings at ”the Village Studios”, Copenhagen. The album features nine completely new compositions by Tobias and two exciting arrangements of songs written by Louis Armstrong. What defines the sound of TWQ, is the balance between introspective presence and the power of expression. The belief that music is built on the togetherness of the group instead of a single artist can clearly be heard on this debut album. With some of the most talented, young musicians on the Scandinavian jazz scene, the band expresses a mix of the American traditional jazz and progressive European avant-garde

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Take Five with OrgelDuo

Read "Take Five with OrgelDuo" reviewed by Daniel Sommer

About OrgelDuo

Armed with drums and a hammond organ, the masterminds Daniel Sommer and Simon Eskildsen want to guide listeners and readers in their new homemade universe. Simon and Daniel are both professional musicians with several critically acclaimed albums behind them. Now they are investigating and developing the Organduo format—a comic book / record ...