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Jan Harbeck Quartet At Jazzhus Montmartre

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The Jan Harbeck Quartet Jazzhus Montmartre Copenhagen, Denmark August 27, 2020 A few blocks away from the Christiansborg Palace--the seat of the Danish government--in a street filled with bustle and bicycles, is Jazzhus Montmartre, which has been here, or near here, since it began in 1959, that magical ...

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Jonathan Andersen

Bass-player, Composer and arranger Jonathan Andersen was born in Denmark in 1974. Began exploring the bass in elementary school and was encouraged to develop his skills further at the local music school. He attended the Academy of Music in Esbjerg/Denmark from where he graduated in 2006 and studied with great bassists Thommy Andersson, Morten Ramsbøl and Kaspar Vadsholdt. He also studied Composing, Arranging, a. o. with Butch Lacy, Lars Jansson, Thomas Clausen, Frederik Søegaard, Christina Dahl and Marc Bernstein. His influences count various artists including: Dave Holland, Scott Colley, Larry Grenadier, Michael Formanek, Hugo Rasmussen. He has toured Japan, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and Estonia and has played with various national and international artists like: Jesper Løvdal, Jacob Anderskov, Jens Winther, Bjarne Roupe, Claus Waidtløw, Peter Rosendal, Espen Laub Von Lillienskjold, Maria Faust, Martin Andersen, Marc Bernstein, King Size Big Band, Thomas Hass and Thomas Maintz. He is currently out with his debut album: “Tiny Grass Is Dreaming”, featuring Jacob Anderskov, Magnus Thuelund and Espen Laub Von Lillienskjold. Balance is the overall idiom in his music

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Martin Fabricius

Martin Fabricius is a Danish vibraphonist and film composer. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a major in film scoring in 1996. While at Berklee, Martin studied the vibraphone with Ed Saindon and multi grammy award winner Gary Burton. His first album as a bandleader and vibraphonist When Sharks Bite (2008), was hailed by JazzNyt, as one of the 10 best Danish albums that year. Since then he has performed his own music all over the world, attracting a growing audience of listeners both familiar and new to jazz. In 2014 came the Out of the White, which among other praise has received 5 stars from All About Jazz and has been one of the most played jazz albums on Danish National Radio

Samuel Hällkvist

The ocean vibrates, electric arteries branch out and down, a recursive bifurcation filling the sea, new neural networks replicating at an incomprehensible pace. You are fully sound and light, you are ever- changing patterns, you are swelling and collapsing rhythms, you are overlapping sequences of numbers. An infinity of possibilities. New languages form. A thousand eyes see. A million hearts beat in sympathetic polyrhythms. And then there is no you at all. There is only this moment. One endless moment. And this moment is all there ever was. The sound. The light. The consciousness you named Self

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Gypsy Vendetta

Copenhagen-based Gypsy Vendetta is an experience of extraordinary energy and creativity. Having existed for almost a decade, the band has established itself as a leading ensemble in the Gypsy- jazz style on the Danish music scene. After hundreds of concerts and a well-received debut album, Gypsy Vendetta has developed their own very personal sound, while preserving the essence of the Jazz Manouche tradition. The album “Odd Club Copenhagen”, featuring violinist Alfkil Wennermark, consists of original compositions, seeking to challenge the genre and explore new directions for the development of the modern Gypsy Jazz sound. Gypsy Vendetta has toured in a variety of constellations and collaborations – such as the popular Danish troubadour Bo Evers, creating a unique sound-universe with a blend of singer/songwriter- folk and swinging Gypsy Jazz

Wako

Coming from the vanguard of the New Wave of Nordic Jazz, Wako are one of the most dynamic and innovative groups on the scene. Touring extensively since 2015, they have honed their stagecraft and performances, garnering a solid fanbase and critical acclaim along the way. Described as having "buoyancy and originality" by Terje Mosnes (Jazz i Norge - Norway), as possessing "a very personal and distinctive sound" (Mike Collin, London Jazz News - UK), and as creating music that "would melt even the blackest heart" (Bird is the Worm – USA),Wako have brought their ever-evolving musicianship and creativity to impressive live renditions of their work across Europe, including collaborative performances with Oslo Strings and with Norwegian trumpeter ne plus ultra, Arve Henriksen

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Kristoffer Vejslev Dyssegaard

Kristoffer Vejslev is a Danish guitar player and composer currently living in Amsterdam. He is studying jazz guitar at Conservatorium van Amsterdam and has been doing so since 2015. Vejslev’s music and playing is inspired by the modern jazz and experimental scene in his hometown Copenhagen. In 2017 he released his debut album; Vulture Forest with his Amsterdam-based group by the same name. The music which was all Vejslevs own compositions was well received at home and abroad. His latest project is the album Udkig (Lookout) by Red Gazelle Trio, a Copenhagen based group that goes back to the beginning of Vejslevs musical journey

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Søren Lee

Søren Lee - Guitarist & Composer Born 20. jan. 1966 in Copenhagn, Denmark. Søren Lee (Born January 20, 1966 in Copenhagen) is a Danish Jazz guitarist and composer. He started playing guitar at age of 10, took guitar lessons for about two years with a private teacher and began his professional career at 15. He performed with his own band in smaller places around Copenhagen. At 16 he started playing with the funk band “Tonight” that Achieved big success around Denmark played around 4 gigs a week in two years. At 19 he started playing with the Jazz group Orbits with Uffe Markussen sax, Alex Riel (Drums) Ben Besiakow (piano) Marilyn Mazur (perc.) among others, and got his first review as a jazz guitarist with this band in the newspaper Politiken after playing in Jazz club Montmartre headline was “Great talent, Danish guitar hope”

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Rasmus Henriksen

Rasmus Henriksen is an award winning composer/arranger, trombone player and conductor living in Odense, Denmark. Graduated from the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in 2009 with trombone as his main instrument. He has released two albums as a leader: "Rasmus Henriksen Oktet fortolker Herman Bang" in 2018 with text by the Danish author Herman Bang (1875-1912) and "Out of the Shadows" in 2016 with his own big band. Both albums contains original compositions and arrangements by it's leader. He has been increasingly used as arranger by several orchestras such as the Danish Chamber Orchestra, Roger Berg Big Band, The Tivoli Big Band, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Göteborg Wind Orchestra and The Danish Radio Big Band. CD's can be ordered from Gateway Music: https://www.gatewaymusicshop.dk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1010 Download: https://rasmushenriksen.bandcamp.com/releases


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