A lot of interesting music next week and it's going to happen in Odense!
First I will have the pleasure to open Dexter Jazz Jam on Monday, January 15th with a set of my orgininal compositions featuring some awesome young cats: Tuomas Korhonen on the piano, Jacob Bredahl Djursaa on the guitar and Jens Samuel Schleicher Bønnerup on the bass.
On Friday, January 19th at 19:00 I will have an honour to play a drum duo set with my former teacher Anders Mogensen in the Concert Hall of Odense Conservatory of Music.
More info here!
The Beat Freaks meet up in a studio in Szczecin to record music for a secret project. More about that later
March brings The Beat Freaks back to Szczecin to play during the city's new jazz festival called Szczecin Jazz.
More about that here:
The Beat Freaks hit the road again!
Time to reunite with the boys and hit the road. We are going to visit the southern parts of beautiful Poland, playing in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Piotrków Trybunalski, Szczawnica, Sanok and Wałbrzych. More about the tour plan here:
Malene Mortensen Quartet on the road again!
This time we hit me hometown Szczecin to play at ME.BA Jazz Festival on Thursday, May 10. I am looking so much forward to bring the band to my hood.
Tickets and info below:
Time to finish my Advanced Postgraduate Diploma research programme at Danish National Academy of Music. The concert, divided into two parts is going to take place on Wednesday, June 20 at 17.00 in DNA of Music Concert Hall in ODEON, Odense. More info below:
My composition "Change" inspired by Michael Jackson's music and lyrics has brought me to the final of the 5th European BigBand Composer Competition, which will take place July 15th in Aarhus, Denmark. I am super psyched! You can read more below (in Danish):
PolishDanish Jazz Days during Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018 is just around the corner. We will celebrate the event with 4 concerts on Wednesday, July 11 from 16:00 until 24:00. You can read more about the whole event here:
PolishDanish Jazz Days on Facebook
It's happening! I have received the Audience Award during 5th European BigBand Composer Competition. I am truly grateful, both to the amazing Mads Pagsberg and his BigBand and to everybody present. Whan an honour!
Now it's time for some vacation. There is a lot of exciting stuff happening on the other side of the summer so stay tuned!
I am happy to announce that I have been granted a scholarship from Szczecin City Council to write a 20-minute piece for a chamber orchestra. It will be called The Resemblance Is Uncanny and the official premiere is set to take place on Saturday, September 22 in Szczecin. More info and tickets for the event here:
Same Vibration is back again at Operaen, Christiania for Copenhagen World Music Festival 2018 on Friday, Sep 7. You can't miss it:
Today is the big day! I will conduct the amazing Baltic Neopolis Orchestra playing my first big piece for chamber orchestra The Resemblance Is Uncanny. I am truly excited! Pics and videos coming soon here and on my facebook page.
The Beat Freaks on tour again! We are hitting some major events this Fall in Poland, playing in 12on14 Jazz Club in Warsaw, the beautiful Castle in Nidzica and Jazz na BOK-u festival in Białystok. More info in the concerts section.