July 13 - 20 2024

Chai Hamilton kvintet feat Mathias Heise (DK) (DK) - Photo: Café Smagløs

Photo: Café Smagløs

Chai Hamilton kvintet feat Mathias Heise (DK) (DK)


Mark Chemnitz (keys), Henrik Møller (b), Simon Vilmer (drm), Gui ( TBA ), Mathias Heise (hca), Jonathan Huber ( keys )

Soul Mashup and Jazz with Chai Hamilton feat. Mathias Heise

Soul mashup and all that jazz. The quintet covers a lot of ground - backbeat, fusion, and now featuring Mathias Heise, who was just eight years old when he accidentally discovered the harmonica and fell in love with the instrument.

Today, he is nothing less than the world champion in chromatic harmonica playing - a title he won at the World Harmonica Festival at the age of 20. In addition, he has been showered with both Danish and international awards, including the New Jazz Star of the Year (2015) and the Crown Prince Couple's Sternedryspris award (2016).

Mathias is also a pianist and composer who has worked with DR Big Band, releasing the album The Beast (2018) to the delight of critics. “He's almost too good to be true,” wrote Politiken. He has also released three albums with his band Mathias Heise Quadrillion.

On stage with him is a super competent band consisting of Jonathan Huber (US, keys) Mark Chemnitz (vocals / keys), Henrik Møller (bass), and Simon Vilmer (drums).

Café Smagløs
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Cover charge FREE

Aarhus Jazz Festival

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DK-8000 Aarhus C