17:00 – 19:00
Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016 @ KoncertKirken
The Community presents:
Cheap Animals feat. Devin Gray (us/lv/dk) + Open Session
Mia Dyberg (alto saxophone)
Asger Thomsen (double bass)
Rinalds Maksimovs (drums)
Devin Gray (drums)
Devin Gray is an artist interested in multiple musical directions and one who strives for quality and sincerity in his work. His exciting energy has compelled him towards many different musical directions and projects. Considered by his contemporaries as cutting edge, Gray shows promise as an artist that will not only move the music forward, but one who will share his unique musical vision with the world of music.
Devin Gray’s fresh approach to modern drumming has enabled him to play with many of America’s great jazz musicians. He has performed and recorded with innovative musicians of contrasting styles and backgrounds such as: David Liebman, Tony Malaby, Gary Thomas, Ingrid Jensen, Michael Formanek, Nate Wooley, Stephan Crump, George Garzone, Chris Speed, Drew Gress, Sam Rivers, Kris Davis, Ted Rosenthal, Uri Caine, Andrew D’Angelo, Bill McHenry as well as many others.
Devin has been fortunate to perform in many places around the globe and continues to make peace with his audiences. He is a top call young drummer in many modern jazz circles in New York City as well as multiple cities on the East Coast of America. Current leader projects include two quartets: “Dirigo Rataplan” featuring Ellery Eskelin, Dave Ballou, and Michael Formanek, and “RelativE ResonancE” featuring Chris Speed, Kris Davis, and Chris Tordini. He is currently living, playing, and composing in Brooklyn, New York.
“Both Dyberg and Robertson utilized a range of ancillary sound-making devices and techniques, stretching into AACM/CMIF/ BAG-inspired passages of deep conversation, playful chatter and bluesy storytelling” – Clifford Allen, New York City Jazz Record.
“The awesome trio out of this planet is here! Aliens along us! Super exciting and awesome! ” – Tomo Jacobson
“The always interesting saxophonist / composer Mia Dyberg presents a new trio. They have recently started playing together and played their debut at 5e. Maksimovs comes from Latvia and Asger Thomsen is growing to be one of the most in demand bassists in town !” – Kresten Osgood, 5e, København.
Rich and rooted drums, fierce bass-playing and soulful & explosive saxophone. Joyful and energy-creating compositions and free improvisation inspired by nature, Sun Ra and the story of John.
‘The Community presents’ is an OPEN AIR festival that takes place every day 5 pm – 7 pm during Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2-10 of July @ Koncertkirken Blågårds Plads, curated by Mia Dyberg & KoncertKirken. The Community is an organisation, connecting and expanding relations between improvising musicians worldwide – by producing events with interaction as the driving force.
Koncerterne foregår udendørs.
Mad og drikke er til salg i gårdhaven.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2016 @ KoncertKirken støttes af Statens Kunstfond, Københavns Kommune, Nørrebro Lokaludvalg, Knud Højgaards Fond, Augustinus Fonden, DJBFA/Komponister og Sangskrivere, Dansk Musiker Forbund.