Trup Aardestrup (DK)


Trup Aardestrup (DK)

Sven Meinild (sax), TBA (p, synth), Jonathan Aardestrup (b), TBA (drm)

Composed music mixed with free improv

Trup Aardestrup is a modern jazz band that explores improv rock, pattern music, and modern composed music, mixing it with a good deal of free improv.

The range of their composition music is reflected by the diversity of the individual musicians and vice versa. The quartet is constantly on its toes by being both at home and away at the same time.

The compositions are inspired by Paul Motian, Steve Reich, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and Six Organs of Admittance.

With great curiosity, saxophonist and composer Sven Dam Meinild works with a number of different genres, focusing on improvisation and experiments. From avant-garde, free improv, and free jazz to Balkan music, rock, and songs about the urban tribes.

As a saxophonist, Sven Dam Meinild has played with and studied under Klepti Klepti, Ocean Fanfare, Tyshawn Sorey, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Jacob Anderskov, Tony Malaby, Tim Burne, Kris Davis, Michael Formanek, Gilad Hekselman, Tomasz Licak, Free4arts, and many more.

As a composer, Sven Dam Meinild has been behind the concert series Grafiske Mutationer at Mayhem, where he explored graphic scores for 12 different groups through six concerts.

Bass player, composer, and improviser Jonathan Aardestrup is an active performer on the Copenhagen jazz and experimental scenes. He is known from The Way Out, Sort Stue, The Bluenette Sisters, and Betting on the Mouse.

Trup Aardestrup is part of:


Two-day improv festival at COLABS

The Community, Knud's Kiosk and COLABS host a two/day festival filled with acoustic experimental music and improvisation. 

Two nights of community, intimacy, intensity, creativity, power, fragility, expression, rawness, lack of compromise, and beauty.



Friday 20 July

8.00 pm Cactus

9.00 pm Kovacs/Dyberg/Thomsen

10.00 pm Hej Johannes

11.00 pm DJ's Bugge & Bisen


Saturday 21 July

6.00 pm Dybjerg/Dybbroe/Berg

7.00 pm Trup Aardestrup

8.00 pm I Just Came from the Moon

9.00 pm Soma Alpass, Haruhiko Okabe & Lil Lacy

10.00 pm Eller/Ro

11.00 pm DJ's Bugge & Bisen


The Community is an international collective of improv musicians working towards connecting and expanding the network of improvisers and musicians around the world by hosting concerts, workshops, camps, and interactive events.

We believe in the power of collaboration and the importance of diversity and freedom of expression in music and life.

The Community was founded in 2014 by Nana Pi and Mia Dyberg. The events are now primarily organised by Mia Dyberg, Nana Pi, Maria Dybbro, Jonathan Aardestrup, and Asger Thomsen with help from The Community’s members. Their activities primarily take place in Berlin, Copenhagen, and Aarhus.



Sven Meinild (sax), TBA (p, synth), Jonathan Aardestrup (b), TBA (drm)

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Cover charge info


Cover charge Kr. 50
100 kr. for en hel aften. 150 kr. for begge dage.


Jægergårdsgade 156 S
DK-8000 Aarhus C