Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2011

Søren Kjærgaard, Andrew Cyrille, Lotte Anker

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

July 1-10, 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


John Tchicai at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Always nice to be back in Copenhagen, especially during the jazz festival. The first show I saw today was Ok  Nok…Kongo, led by saxophonist and composer Thomas Agergaard. The second half of their performance on the open-air Frue Plads stage featured special guest and legendary Danish improvisor, John Tchicai.