AARHUS JAZZ FESTIVAL
July 13 - 20 2024

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. Randy Brecker (US/DK) - Photo: Fotograf: Jørgen Nielsen

Photo: Fotograf: Jørgen Nielsen

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. Randy Brecker (US/DK)

19:30

Randy Brecker (trp)(flh)(voc), Eliel Lazo (perc) Aarhus Jazz Orchestra: Nikolaj Bøgelund (cond), Kati Brien (a-sax), Johan Toftgaard Knudsen (a-sax), Michael Bladt (t-sax), Cesar Joaniquet (t-sax), Michael Olsen (b-sax), Felix Meyer (trp), Jan L. Sørensen (trp), Lars Søberg (trp), Jakob Sørensen (trp), Stefan Ringive (trb), Tobias Stavngaard (trb), Niels Jacob Nørgaard (trb), Henrik Resen (trb), Mads Bærentzen (k), Frederik Sakham (b), John Riddell (drm), Thor Madsen (g)

Celebrating Brecker Brothers

Whenever the Brecker Brothers took the stage, it was impossible to stay still. The fusion jazz group consisting of Michael and Randy Brecker would have turned 50 this year. To mark the occassion, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra is going all out to make you groove when legendary trumpeter Randy Brecker visits Musikhuset Swinger with the big band for a massive tribute concert.

The concert program will be a tour de force through the rich discography of the brothers with songs like East River, Some Skunk Funk, Song For Barry, all arranged in magnificent big band versions. The Brecker Brothers have been shaping the sound of fusion jazz since the 70s, and with their unique blend of funk and jazz have pioneered a type of jazz that is rich and complex, yet groovy and full of soul. And that's exactly what you can expect when Aarhus Jazz Orchestra pays tribute to the Brecker Brothers - a fusion-jazzy potpourri of funky beats, breathless riffs, and grandiose ballads with plenty of room for solo performances, not least by Randy Brecker himself.

Randy Brecker

Grammy-winning American trumpeter Randy Brecker has been a key figure on the international and American jazz scene for the past 50 years. He has appeared on over 100 albums with James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius, and Frank Zappa, and has played with just as many bands - from The Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers to Dave Weckl Band and the Brecker Brothers.

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra is one of Denmark's leading professional big bands and consists of some of the country's best jazz musicians. Over the years, the band has worked with some of the greatest jazz icons of our time, including Kurt Elling, Eliane Elias, John Scofield, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Jamie Cullum, and David Sanborn. Critics have praised their concerts and releases and the Danish Music Awards have nominated them several times in the jazz genre. In 2016, they won the categories Danish Jazz Release of the Year and Danish Jazz Composer of the Year, and in 2019, the JazzDanmark Award, which celebrates the year's innovative concert experiences. In 2022, Orchestra Manager Anders Ørbæk won the P8 Jazz Award as Passionate Soul of the Year. Since 1990, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra has delivered big band concerts every year during Aarhus Jazz Festival with the title Ridehuset Swings, which since 2022 has moved to Musikhuset Aarhus with the new title Musikhuset Swings.

Musikhuset Swings at Aarhus Jazz Festival

True to tradition, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Musikhuset Aarhus invite you to Musikhuset Swings at Aarhus Jazz Festival.

Musikhuset Swings takes place from July 12-19 with great jazz performances in and around Musikhuset and in front of KISSA in Musikhusparken from Denmark and abroad. Look forward to lots of great free live jazz, ticketed concerts with sublime jazz names, and lots of good vibes.

Musikhuset Swings is a continuation of Ridehuset Swinger, which Aarhus Jazz Orchestra has organized for more than 30 years, and which moved into Musikhuset in 2022 due to the new construction in front of ARoS.

 


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Aarhus Jazz Orchestra
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Musikhuset Aarhus
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Cover charge FREE

Aarhus Jazz Festival

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