Jakob Dinesen/Anders Christensen/Laust Sonne
July 1, 14:30; Jazzcup, Gothersgade 107, Cph Okay; 159kr
The trio’s collaborative album ‘Blessings’ was launched earlier this yr on April Information. Saxophonist Jakob ‘Dino’ Dinesen and bassist Anders ‘AC’ Christensen have been influential on the Danish scene because the ‘90s. Avant-garde jazz-rock drummer Laust Sonne acquired the distinguished Ken Gudman Award in 2007. ‘Blessings’ is serene and natural – an album stuffed with element and marked by the load of expertise.
Ben Webster Prize 2021
July 1, 19:00; Bartof Station, Solbjergvej 3, Frederiksberg; 150kr
Now in its forty fifth yr, 2021’s prize ceremony recognises Danish bassists Anders ’AC’ Christensen and Thomas Fonnesbæk for his or her contribution to each the Danish and worldwide sphere of up to date jazz. The place Fonnesbæk’s equilibrist model has clear roots within the Danish jazz-bass conventions, AC’s signature attracts on the old-school American bass custom with a extra bodily and acoustic method. AC will play in a sextet, and Fonnesbæk in a duo for the night.
Bisse “Klaverkoncert Nr. 1”
July 1, 20:00; Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; 200kr
Bisse’s previous performances have included the pc, guitar and piano as devices – however this time it’s all concerning the keys. “I’ve lengthy needed to discover the piano concerto as a style. It’s each thrilling and difficult to rearrange my songs for a piano concerto format, and I stay up for dressing them in new, extra spartan – however no-less marvelous – robes,” says Bisse.
Thomas Clausen Trio
July 1, 19:00; Jazzcup, Gothersgade 107, Cph Okay; 159kr
Famend pianist and composer Thomas Clausen is joined by Thomas Fonnesbæk on bass and Karsten Bagge on drums. The trio’s 2007 album ‘Again to Fundamentals’ is economical, harmonic, highly effective and measured. Actually, when it was launched, Gaffa Journal enigmatically described the work as having “a presence that’s one thing peculiarly intense and downright virginal”.
Anders Bergcrantz: ‘Elevate’
July 2, 20:00; Jazzhus Montmartre, Retailer Regnegade 19A, Cph Okay; 295kr
Anders Bergcrantz recorded nearly all of his 2020 album ’Elevate’ at Studio 3 in Copenhagen. Now, the ‘Greatest Jazz Trumpet Participant within the World’ prize-winner (in accordance with Jazz Station) returns to Montmartre. Bergcrantz’s potent and aggressive enjoying is a vestige of the Nineteen Seventies and 80s sounds of Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. His a lot celebrated bodily and rhythmic enjoying is of the kind to blast again free hair and go away drinks in fingers forgotten.
Jorge Rossy Trio (ES/DK)
July 2, 14:00; Gården og Gaden, Nørrebrogade 88, Cph N; free adm
Basel-based Jorge Rossy is internationally famend for his genre-defining enjoying in Brad Mehldau’s trio. A multi-instrumentalist, in recent times he has devoted himself to the vibraphone. He’s joined by Martin Andersen on the drums and Klaus Nørgaard – with whom he performed on a earlier album – on the bass for an intimate, acoustic gig.
Hess/AC/Hess: ‘Spacelab Salon’
July 2, 22:30; Apollo Bar, Nyhavn 2, Cph Okay; tickets on the door
Nikolaj, AC and Mikkel have performed collectively since childhood in Vejle. Yearly through the Jazz Pageant, they play a string of nightly residency gigs referred to as Spacelab Salon, at which the viewers can get pleasure from an evolving sound from each day. “In brief, it’s the greatest piano trio in Denmark and Nikolaj Hess is without doubt one of the most modern jazz pianists as we speak,” reported Downbeat Journal.
July 3, 13:00; Skindbuksen, Lille Kongensgade 4, Cph Okay; free adm
American tenor-saxophonist Ned Ferm is a stalwart of the Danish jazz scene. Regardless of his multifaceted and agile sound, an unmistakable timbre permeates his many collaborations. He seems on data by Nicolai Munch-Hansen, Anderskov Accident, Maria Faust, the Kresten Osgood Trio and his personal 2014 solo launch, ‘Spent All of the Cash’. Ferm is joined by Mark Gregersen on the double bass and Simon Forchhammer on the drums for an open-air recital.
Nikolaj Hess, Cæcilie Balling, Palle Mikkelborg, Spacelab & Danmarks Underholdningsorkester
July 3, 20:00; Konservatoriets Koncertsal, Rosenørns Allé 22, Frederiksberg C; from 225kr
A night on which jazz meets classical with Palle Mikkelborg on trumpet, Cæcilie Balling on violin, Nikolaj Hess’s ‘Spacelab’ trio and the Danish Leisure Orchestra on the Conservatory’s Live performance Corridor (Radiohuset). Beneath the course of conductor Carsten Seyer-Hansen, the efficiency can be a genre-traversing tackle acoustic, Nordic jazz, neo-classical music and the methods by which they replicate and elevate each other.
Jakob Dinesen Quartet
July 4, 14:30; Jazzcup, Gothersgade 107, Cph Okay; 159kr
Saxophonist Jakob Dinesen performs alongside Jacob Artved on guitar, Felix Moseholm on bass and Frands Rifbjerg on drums. Dinesen is a number one determine amongst Danish jazz saxophonists and, along with his personal releases, he has performed with Thomas Helmig, Thomas Blachman, Kira Skov, Jakob Bro and Hugo Rasmussen.
Carsten Dahl Trinity
July 5, 20:00; Den Sorte Diamant, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph Okay; from 230kr
In September 2019, Carsten Dahl Trinity launched ’Portray Music’ – an album of poetic reinterpretations of well-known jazz requirements alongside new, authentic work. “This document takes you by the hand and brings you into the music – it’s world class,” wrote Niels Overgård from Jazznyt following its launch. Pianist Carsten Dahl is joined by two heavyweights of Danish jazz: Stefan Pasborg on drums and Nils Bo Davidsen on bass.
July 6, 19:00; Karens Minde Kulturhus, Wagnersvej 19, Cph SV; 150kr
Henriette Sennenvaldt, frontwoman of the critically acclaimed band Beneath Byen, marked a brand new period in her profession on the finish of 2020 with the discharge of her first solo album, ‘One thing Great’. The document is serene and experimental, punctuated by unusual and precarious grooves that oscillate between fragility and muscularity – notably through the wind instrumentals. It’s a difficult, beneficiant and playful work for which she shortly scooped up three nominations for the 2021 Steppeulven award: ‘Vocalist of the Yr’, ‘Composer of the Yr’ and ‘Producer of the Yr’.
Marilyn Mazur Group
July 7, 20:00; Lodge Cecil, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph Okay; 295kr
Ever since Miles Davis referred to as late at night time within the mid-80s and invited her to go on tour, percussionist Marilyn Mazur has loved a string of worldwide highlights. After a number of years’ touring with Miles, she performed with Wayne Shorter, after which the Jan Garbarek Group. Within the Marilyn Mazur Group, a gathering of her closest musical pals, she produces a joyful, multi-coloured groove stuffed with power and drama.
Niclas Knudsen Trio – “Go North” feat. Kresten Osgood og AC
July 8, 20:00; KU.BE, Dirch Passers Alle 4, Frederiksberg; 95.40kr
The Niclas Knudsen trio oeuvre attracts on previous people songs, hymns and ballads to craft one thing you may feasibly name the ‘Nordic Blues’. Tales of the tribulations, longings and joys of the previous combine with the free tones of jazz in a concurrently new and historic sound. Guitarist and composer Niclas Knudsen is joined by luminary bassist Anders Christensen and drummer and improviser Kresten Osgood – who has toured all around the world with Dr Lonnie Smith, Sam Rivers, Yusef Lateef and lots of others.
July 9, 21:00; DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S; 295kr
Critically-acclaimed double bass and piano duo Jonathan Bremer and Morten McCoy, newly signed to David Byrne’s label Luaka Bop, will carry out their greatest tour live performance thus far at DR’s Live performance Corridor. Stuffed with improv and innovation, their meditative ‘dub jazz’ model is a non-sequitur within the mainstream of recent releases. “Bremer/McCoy flip the musical circadian rhythm the other way up,” wrote Info, whereas Gilles Peterson of BBC Radio 6 referred to as it “beautiful”.
July 11, 20:00; Bremen Teater, Nyropsgade 39-41, Cph Okay; 225kr
The Aarhus trio of Jonas Prepare dinner on keyboard, Jonathan J Ludvigsen on drums and Justo Gambula on bass mixes jazz, hip-hop rhythm and soul harmonies. Typically ambient, with freaky, twisted beats and digital/acoustic mashups which might be directly delicate and sturdy, the trio has rightfully attracted rave evaluations. Their efficiency at Bremen Teater is a chance to see considered one of Denmark’s most imaginative bands on the cusp of a global take-off.
Jazzcup’s Afterparty: Jakob Dinesen/Nikolaj Hess Duo
July 12, 15:00; Jazzcup, Gothersgade 107, Cph Okay; free adm
That is intimate jazz of the very best class by two evergreen figures of Danish jazz: ‘Dino’ and Hess. The pair’s interplay is characterised by intimacy, soul and heat, together with a novel sense of groove, melody and artistic creativeness. Saxophonist Jakob Dinesen has performed within the highest echelons of jazz and pop for the previous 30 years. Pianist Nikolaj Hess relies between Denmark and New York and attracts on the jazz traditions of each in his sought-after sound.
Abdullah S presents ‘Bionic Soul Machine’ + DJ Pac
July 14, 19:00; H15 Scene, Halmtorvet 15, Cph V; tickets on the door
“Resurrect Prince, ship him to Tokyo for a few years on steroids, then ship him to Abdullah S and perhaps that is what it could sound like,” mused Thomas Vibe from DRP3 about Abdulla S’s single ‘What Am I’. Abdullah’s musical universe spans jazz, tecno and funk through synth, keys, drum machines, analog drums, bass, and guitar. His experimental compositions have earned him back-slaps from Jazz FM, Blackwax, DJ Simbad, Stereo MCs, Kiss FM and Horse Meat Disco amongst others.
Dose Sampu Dwell presents Desta French
July 15, 19:00; H15 Scene, Halmtorvet 15, Cph V; 150kr
Colombian-Italian artist and songwriter Desta French is without doubt one of the most enjoyable voices rising from London’s Latin music scene. Her influences span RnB, salsa, cambia, hip-hop, lo-fi, grime and Latin pop music, and her tracks lay down the blueprint for a brand new technology of British Latin creatives. French can be joined by a reside band by music and occasion collective Dose Sampu. Tip: stick round for the afterparty.
July 16, 19:00; Sommer i Haveselskabet, Frederiksberg Runddel 1A, Frederiksberg; from 300kr
Over the previous twenty years, Ibrahim Electrical has change into one of the vital common instrumental teams in Europe. Their newest album, ‘Time Machine’, is a tribute to the range of the band’s expression, with smouldering mixes of Polish-ethno-disco contending with nation influences and the whole lot from crisp soul and jazz, to afrobeat, punk and the acid energy of the ‘60s.
Coco O & August Rosenbaum: “En koncert”
July 17, 21:00; DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S; 370kr
Drake followers may recognise Coco O’s voice in his newest monitor ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’. She has additionally labored with Tyler The Creator, Kendrick Lamar, Vulfpeck and Jay Z on his soundtrack to ‘The Nice Gatsby’. Her first solo album ‘It’s a Course of’ was launched earlier this yr. Right here, she is joined by album co-creator, pianist and producer August Rosenbaum in a stripped-back efficiency of grand piano, drum machine and vocals.
Jazzcup’s Afterparty: Ned Ferm/AC Duo
July 21, 15:00; Jazzcup, Gothersgade 107, Cph Okay; free adm
Anders ‘AC’ Christensen and Ned Ferm have been jamming collectively since 2001 in varied jazz, rock, pop and free-form preparations. The 2, legends of the Danish jazz repertoire in their very own proper, have been honing their duo challenge for years. Right here they play within the last days of the jazz-fest, sealing this system with an intimate gig that will get beneath the pores and skin of up to date Scandinavian jazz.
Mikael Simpson feat Baden, AC, Høyer & Tranberg
July 22, 21:00; DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen, Ørestads Boulevard 13, Cph S; 370kr
“I’ve been so extraordinarily privileged to have the ability to play with many wonderful musicians during the last 20 years. With this group, I’ve reached a degree in my musical life the place goals come true,” says acclaimed singer-songwriter and radio host Mikael Simpson. His new group consists of pianist Asger Baden, AC on bass, Jakob Høyer on drums, and sought-after trumpeter Kasper Tranberg.
Tabloid + Nebula Afterburner
July 22, 19:00; H15 Scene, Halmtorvet 15, Cph V; 175kr
Taking pictures star and guitarist band-leader Johannes Wamberg has gathered 4 of essentially the most important Danish musicians throughout jazz, hip-hop, gospel and disco to create a brand new sound with an unbelievable virtuosity: Oilly Wallace on sax, Malthe Rostrup on piano, Jonathan Bremer on bass and Felix Ewert on drums. Collectively they’re Tabloid. From 22:00 the improvisation collective Nebula takes over the stage to curate an open and improvised reside live performance with hand-picked pals and visitors from throughout the pageant program.