Summer means Festival time and I’m going to play at several of the Festivals in Denmark and Sweden this summer.
Other news: Since May I have been a regular member of the Swedish professional big band Monday Night Big Band (in Malmø) – I’ll be playing the 1. st tenor saxophone, and that’s a great pleasure (among others there are usually some nice solos in that part).
For further info about concerts coming up you can visit my “calendar”
Here is a short retrospect of 2014. (Trying to remember it all….)
I released the trio Cd ”Trio Temptations” with my own trio.
Two other Cd’s that I perform on was released as well:
”Akrostik” with the Pierette Ensemble and
”Money” with the big band The Orchestra feat. Tuva Semmingsen
I was also part of recording with this great big band feat. Jeff Ballard and Claus Waidtløw. This recording will be released in february 2015.
My trio Cd received very positive reviews in both Denmark and abroad.
I was interviewed by Ian Patterson from All About Jazz, and I was interviewed by the Danish Jazz magazine Jazz Special (find the interviews under news)
I composed a lot of new music in 2014 for different ensembles:
”Heavy Feather” performed by the big band New Music Orchestra.
”Fonetiske Frustrationer” and ”Gopler 1” performed by a special ImpraFestival Ensemble.
”Witch-Craft” performed by a saxophonequartet feat. Marilyn Mazur.
Together with Lisbeth Diers and Sissel Vera Pettersen I performed 50 minutes of new music that was broadcasted live in Radio Jazz: (”Ivory”, ”Violet Plum”, ”Deep Tan Blues” og ”Turquoise”)
I created 2 ”soundscapes” (15 minutes of music) that was part of an exhibition in Aalborg: ”Nyt Land Part 1” og ”Nyt Land Part 2”.
And I played a lot of different concerts with among others my trio and big bands (Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Tivolis Big Band e.t.c.)
In the near future I will have a couple of new compositions performed with different ensembles. On Thursday Nov. 27th at the Impra Festival my new composition “Fonetiske Frustrationer” will be performed by a quintet. Dec. 14th I will have a new saxophone quartet performed feat. Marilyn Mazur on percussion – “Witch-Craft”.
I’m part of both ensembles – and I’m looking forward.
See my Calendar for more details.
We are having a little tour with the Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band in november. Concerts at Montmartre, Copenhagen oct 31st and nov 1st. Then we visit Dexter Odense nov 2nd and Taastrup Medborgerhus nov 4th.
In the end of this month I’ll have a new piece performed during a minor Impra festival nov 27th. More details can be found under “concerts”…..
Here you find information about me and my music. Most of it is written in English, since the Danish language is only understandable for few people, and since music is an international language. Enjoy………
I have composed a variety of musical ‘soundscapes’ for an exhibition with Vivi Linnemann at Jarsbo Contemborary Art, Aalborg. Sounds of voices, water, beats, saxophones and flutes etc. The exhibition starts saturday 4th of oct 2014 and I’m really looking forward………
Here you can watch a short video from the opening of this exhibition
More about Vivi Linnemann and Jarsbo Art
I spent a whole week at Vallekilde Højskole – the Summer Session for professional Jazz musicians in the beginning of august. And I had a great time as part of the Jon Balke Combo. The first days Aaron Parks visited our combo, since Jon was stille up North. Other teachers in the faculty was Brian Blade, Greg Osby, Tony Scherr, Jamalaadeen Tacuma and Avishai Cohen among others. It was an amazing, inspiring and in all aspects fantastic week among fantastic, creative people and musicians………
This is an interview published in the danish jazz magazine august 2014. It’s written in Danish. You can read the whole article here….
The Jazz Festival in Copenhagen started friday 4th of July. I had the pleasure of playing a great concert with the Tivoli Big Band feat. the wonderful trombone player and singer Nils Landgren, at plænen in Tivoli. A very nice festival start indeed. Yesterday I played with The Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band feat. Charene Wade.
The next days I will perform with my own trio, New Music Orchestra and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra among others. And I will visit the Jazz Festival in Aarhus as well. Look for my “calendar” for more information…