Pistol Trio (DK)

Claus Waidtløw (sax), Kaspar Vadsholt (el-b), Daniel Sommer (drm)

Exclusive top-class saxophone trio

This trio dates back to the 1990s, when Claus Waidtløw, Kaspar Vadsholt and Martin Andersen were regular jam hosts at the venue La Fontaine in Copenhagen for a number of years. The many hours spent together on stage means that the three know each other well.

After many years of playing together in various projects, they once again find themselves in a trio format and deliver their bid for a modern and contemporary version of the classic saxophone trio.

The choice of the electric bass in the group enables dynamism and interaction in a different way than the classic double bass and draws parallels to Steve Swallow's early work with, e.g., Gary Burton.

Based on their own compositions and re-arranged jazz standards, they deliver intense, swinging and present trio interactions at the very highest level.

About the musicians:

– Claus Waidtløw is one of Denmark's most renowned saxophonists and has released a series of CDs in his own name, most recently the critically acclaimed New Beginning (2018).

– Kaspar Vadsholt is one of the nation's most versatile bassists and is a permanent member of DR Big Band.

Daniel Sommer has toured in Denmark and abroad and is renowned for his creative and attentive drumming.



12:30 - 14:30

Cover charge FREE


Bispejazz - Bispetorvet
DK-8000 Aarhus C
(+45) 28 60 47 91


Aarhus Jazz Festival
(+45) 28 60 47 91

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Photographer: Per Bergmann (billede af Claus Waidtløw)