The Beat Freaks meet up in a studio in Szczecin to record music for a secret project. More about that later
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 recent tour in Poland with my quartet was simply fantastic. We played at the wonderful stage of Narodowe Forum Muzyki in Wrocław during Jazztopad Festival, had some great time in Łódź teaching students from the Academy of Music's Jazz Department for the most of the day and then jamming along in the evening and last but not least we visited the always stunning city of Warsaw to play at the newly reopened legendary jazz club Aquarium. We have a lot of new material and some new concerts coming up next year and hopefully a new release. I am psyched already!
I've been a part of a wonderful 5-week big-band composition workshop Komposium 3.0 under the artistic guidance by the phenomenal Swiss composer Mathias Rüegg. Together with 9 other composers we have been working on one composition each. The whole material will be presented this weekend by one of the tightest bigbands in Denmark, "The Orchestra". You can find out more in the concerts section and I hope to see you there!
I've been working for some time on a new band and tonight is the night to present it to the world. We are going to play a mixture of Krzysztof Komeda's and my music. The concert is a part of a presentation of Polish jazz and movies from the 60s and we hit the stage in Asta Bar @ Cinemateket/Danish Film Institute at 21:00. The band features Tomasz Dąbrowski on trumpet, Frederick Menzies on tenor sax, Søren Gemmer on wurlitzer and Tapani Toivanen on bass. For tickets look here:
I hope to see you there!
Back to work again!
I had a fantastic summer holidays but now it's time to kick off the new season. This weeks performances include my own Atlantic Quartet in Odense on Friday, 25 Aug at 19.00. We are going to play right on the middle of the city's pedestrian street at Kongensgade 48. You will hear it passing through.
There is also some more coming. I am a part of a great project led by HC Frank on guitar with Dennis Heilesen on bass. We play new arrangements of Danish church songs and it sounds really fresh. On Sunday, 27 Aug at 19:30 we will be playing in a wonderful church in Børkop near Fredericia, called Brejning Kirke. You should check it out if you are around.
See you out there!