20:00 – 22:00
20.00 Jacob Anderskov – CENTENNIAL part I: SOLO
21.00 Johanna Sulkunen Plastic Island (fi)
Tickets: 100 dkk / stud: 50 dkk
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Jacob Anderskov’s CENTENNIAL part I: SOLO
In February 1917, the world’s first ever recording of Jazz music was made. Jacob Anderskov celebrates the Jazz Centennial, February 2017, with a series of concerts in different venues, with different line-ups, etc.
This concert is part I: SOLO. The concerts will feature music from the jazz tradition, in vibrant present-day versions.
Jacob Anderskov’s music has often been described as “contemporary”, even “seismographic” (JazzSpecial), sensing Music’s tectonic changes early. However, Anderskov also has a deep love for and knowledge about the jazz tradition. This concert is a celebration of the entire history of Jazz, with a radical personal signature.
It will be intense, dynamic and spiritual. It is the soul of jazz, as heard through a modernist’s ears, and carried into the future.
Jacob Anderskov er som pianist, orkesterleder og komponist blevet beskrevet som “blandt de mest ekstraordinære kunstnere i nutidig musik” (Jazz Podium, Tyskland, maj 2010), og har modtaget adskillige priser, senest “Årets Jazz Komponist 2013” til Danish Music Awards Jazz. Anderskovs musik bevæger sig ubesværet rundt i grænselandet mellem improvisation, ny kompositionsmusik, jazz, folklore og klassisk. Det er rent og beskidt. Det er storladent og simplistisk. Det er uafrysteligt og stærkt nærværende. Anderskov har udgivet over 20 albums som bandleder. I efteråret 2014 spillede han en række solokoncerter i adskillige lande, og afsluttede med en solo-indspilning i Rainbow Studio, Oslo – som resulterede i albummet STATICS (the MAP), der udkom i sommers.
“Anderskov expands sonic language of Danish Jazz. … Superb.” Peter Margasak, Down Beat, marts 2013
“Danish pianist Anderskov has been remarkably prolific over the past decade or so, winning multiple awards and being widely hailed as a dazzling new force in European jazz. (…) Anderskov himself proves on track after track that virtuosity and vision don´t have to be mutually exclusive”. Marcus O’Dair, Jazzwise Magazine, maj 2013
“Over the last decade or so, pianist Jacob Anderskov has emerged as one of the most exciting and original voices … deeply modern…” Down Beat, november 2010
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Johanna Elina Sulkunen (fi/dk)
is a Finnish vocalist who has been based in Copenhagen since 2009, after graduating from the jazz conservatory in Holland. Her frst album on her own name’Our Garden’ (Eclipse) was released in 2011 and followed by exquisite response in the media. She is now topical with her new genre-crossing album ‘Belonging’ (Eclipse/ DME) that was nominated as the best vocal album (DMA / Grammy) 2016 in Denmark. The album was fnalized at Sundlaugin studio in Iceland, with Birgir Jón Birgisson. Birgir has been working with many great international artists (e.g. Sigur Rós.) Johanna is also an active in many international collaborations, to name a few: IKI www.ikivocal.com (Danish Grammy winner for the best jazz vocal album 2011), The Tomasz Stanko Experience, Hilmar Jensson.
Aki Rissanen (fi)
Pianist and keyboardist Aki Rissanen has been quickly rising among the few top forces of the instrument in Finnish Jazz. Although originally classically trained he has always had a heart for improvised music and jazz. In addition to his high merits in the Solo Piano Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and La Defense competition in France, Rissanen is best known for his works trio debut ‘Amorandom’ on the British Edition Records label and with Dave Liebman on German Ozella Music and Verneri Pohjola on Edition Records and on ACT Music in Germany. He has released 9 albums under his own name, including two solo piano albums and the latest long player, Amorandom, has been recently critically acclaimed all around the world. The many-faced keyboard player is gaining a growing reputation on the European scene as well as in his homeland.
Joonas Leppänen (fi)
is a versatile drummer and composer, who keeps an open mind and is constantly looking for new angles to expand his horizon. Relocated back to Helsinki after a long stint in Berlin and Gothenburg, he is now involved with a wide array of local and international musicians. He has put out 3 albums out on the acclaimed Cam Jazz-record label with his long time partners Big Blue. He is also currently involved in many eclectic ensembles such as Maxxxtet and Grimsey and leading his own group Alder ego, who are releasing their debut album early next year. Other recent projects include heavy touring in scandinavia with the Norwegian saxophone-starlet Hanna Paulsberg and recording with the Finnish jazz legend Jukka Perko. Future projects include drumming for an major Finnish art house flm by Hannaleena Hauru and composing a piece for big band that will be premiered on summer 2017.