July 13 - 20 2024

Vollertsen / Osgood (DK) - Photo: Erlings Jazz- & Ølbar

Photo: Erlings Jazz- & Ølbar

Vollertsen / Osgood (DK)


Martin Vollertsen (p) Kresten Osgood (drm)

Martin Vollertsen is a young pianist and composer from Aarhus. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2018, he has left his mark on the Aarhus jazz scene - both as a sideman and as an independent artist.

Martin Vollertsen Trio is a group of close-knit young jazz musicians from Aarhus.

They play Martin Vollertsen's songs with infectious energy and empathy, inspired by many different musical genres such as soul, blues, gospel, and country - but with clear roots in jazz - and, most of all, a commitment to honest in expression and communication.

This results in rustic, urban, and thoughtful jazz compositions with weight and musical inspiration from everything from Duke Ellington and Paul Bley to folk music from around the world. One can easily detect a respect for the icons in the music as well as a desire to challenge the framework of his own works.

Martin Vollertsen released his debut album Hi Again in March 2022. 

Kresten Osgood is one of these people who at the same time defy and totally own categories. An extraordinary drummer and improviser who with the fullest respect for tradition, challenges it at any given moment of his creative endeavors. He has about 100 albums to his credit, toured practically everywhere, and has been performing and / or recording with legends like Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Bley, Lee Scratch Perry, William Parker, Masabumi Kikuchi, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Moran, Michael Blake, Oliver Lake, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Tchicai, Tim Berne, Justin Vernon, Peter Brötzman, Joshua Redman, Eugene Chadbourne, Billy Preston, Alan Silva, Brad Mehldau, Mats Gustafsson, Bennie Maupin, The National, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sam Rivers, Henry Grimes, Dr. Yusef Lateef, Warren Smith, and many many others.

Erlings Jazz- & Ølbar
Cover charge 100 DKK

Aarhus Jazz Festival

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DK-8000 Aarhus C