PRESS MEETING AND MINI CONCERT September 30th 2014 at 4.30 PM
Kvarterhuset, Holmbladsgade, Amager Monday October 27th 2014 at 3-7 PM Tuesday October 28th 2014 at 3-7 PM Wednesday October 29th 2014 at 4.30-8.30 PM
Sankt Annæ Gymnasium Thursday October 30th 2014 at 3-6 PM
Kvarterhuset, Holmbladsgade, Amager Thursday October 30th 2014at 8 PM
Darcy James Argue (cond), Peter Fuglsang, Kasper Wagner, Lars Møller (sept)/Frederik Menzies (okt), Hans Ulrik, Jan Harbeck (sax), Lars Vissing, Jesper Riis, TBA, Hendrik Jørgensen (tp), Steen Hansen, Jakob Riis, Niels Gerhardt, Jakob Munck (tb), Henrik Gunde (p), Per Gade g), Thomas Ovesen (b), Jonas Johansen (dr)
"The Orchestra, performs one of the rare functions in music - they play as if they love the music AND each other and they give
life to the written page, the key element in expression...This band has a strong and unified center and a sense of the power and magic
that music can transmit" Bob Brookmeyer.
The Orchestra is a 18 piece Big Band, that features prominent Danish jazz musicians and composers. From The orchestra's debut performance
at the Montreux Jazz festival in 1991, the band have had a particular homogenous and transparent sound, that conveys the musicians dedication
to working as a unit - and to playing the often difficult music with the strongest possible conviction.
The different composers cover a very wide scope of musical concepts, ranging from groove-and melodic oriented approaches to inspiration
from contemporary classical composers. A common factor though, is an awareness and knowledge of the Big Band tradition. Most of the composers
have been part of the Bob Brookmeyer Composition Workshop in Copenhagen 1996-99.
The Orchestra has released 7 CD's and performed in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, UK and Switzerland. The band is supported by the
Danish Music Council.
Jesper Riis and others
Mai Berit Guassora.
Henrik Gunde Pedersen (pno)
Per Gade (guit)
Kasper Vadsholdt (bass)
Morten Lund (dr)