When: From 13 - 17 September 2017
Where: Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, 10 Dean Street, London W1D RW
Denmark is home to one of the most varied and sophisticated jazz scenes in Europe. Denmark’s rich jazz heritage dates back to the sixties when artists such as Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon and Kenny Drew settled in Copenhagen leaving an indelible influence. Also, artists such as Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor recorded landmark albums in Copenhagen helping to lay the foundations of what would become free jazz. Meanwhile, Danish artists such as Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Palle Mikkelborg and John Tchicai were key architects of a unique European jazz. Today, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe with 1200 concerts over 10 days welcoming over 250,000 visitors.
Now in its second year, Sounds of Denmark presents a vibrant snap-shot during a five-day jazz festival at one of London’s premier venues, the award-winning PizzaExpress Jazz Club.
Wednesday 13 – Drummer Stefan Pasborg’s THE FIREBIRDS
Thursday 14 - Japanese composer/pianist MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI featuring legendary percussionist MARILYN MAZUR
Friday 15 – Africa meets rave jazz sounds of KALAHA, and the afro-beat meets jazz dance party KUTIMANGOES
Saturday 16 - JACOB ANDERSKOV’S RESONANCE, – the velvet smooth swing of drummer SNORRE KIRK, - and, rising star jazz vocalist, saxophonist and composer MADS MATHIAS performing two shows
Sunday 17 – the glacial Nordic piano beauty of SØREN BEBE
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