July 13 - 20 2024

Lars Dalsgaard & band (DK) - Photo: Apollon

Photo: Apollon

Lars Dalsgaard & band (DK)


Lars Dalsgaard (cl), Heine Hot (drm), Jens Nørholm, Jesper Clausen, Peter Friis og Søren Bo Addemos

Clarinetist with Deep Roots in the Original New Orleans Sound

Lars Dalsgaard has been a prominent clarinetist on the Danish jazz scene for more than 45 years. His musical roots run deep having been a key figure in several significant bands including Ib Lindschouw's Jazz Band, Cardinal Jazz Band, and Mike Owens Woodland Jazz Band. In addition to these bands, Lars has also excelled as a soloist, where his virtuosity and deep understanding of the nuances of jazz have created unforgettable live moments.

Lars' musical journey took a special turn in the summer of 1974 when he spent time in New Orleans, the epicenter of American jazz music. Here he became deeply immersed in the original sound and spirit of the cradle of jazz, which would become a key influence on his career. The authentic atmosphere and unrivaled musicality he experienced in New Orleans have continued to inform his expression and add depth to his performances. Lars Dalsgaard's contribution to the Danish jazz scene is not only a testament to his talent but also to his passion for exploring and continuing the rich heritage of jazz.


Cover charge FREE

Aarhus Jazz Festival

Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3

DK-8000 Aarhus C