One of the highlights of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival: The intercontinental trio of pianist Søren Kjærgaard, bassist Ben Street and drummer Andrew Cyrille are joined by bassist Barry Guy and saxophonist Torben Snekkestad for an encore at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, July 6, 2011.
There’s a good reason why a quarter of a million people attend the Copenhagen Jazz Festival every year. Or maybe I should say there are 1,000 reasons, since that’s how many concerts are presented in 100 different venues across the city over a 10-day period. It’s a sprawling event encompassing nearly every style of jazz, focusing on Danish and other European jazz artists, along with a smattering of American headliners, African and Latin stars, and a few pop crossover acts. Continue reading →