Dexterity (DK)

Mads Ole Erhardtsen (t-sax), Morten Haugshøj (g), Jens Jefsen (b), Jesper Bo Knudsen (drm)

Dexterity – tribute to a jazz legend

Four Danish jazz profiles take you on a musical stroll with Dexter Gordon's most popular songs as well as stories about the colorful artist and his intense and deeply original saxophone playing.

Dexter Gordon was a trendsetter and storyteller on the saxophone. His playful and imaginative style has influenced generations of saxophonists from the bebop of the 40s to the present day.

During his stay in Copenhagen from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, Dexter Gordon also played a very special role in the development of Danish jazz.

Jens Jefsen, who delivers the swinging bass lines in Dexterity, regularly played with Dexter Gordon as a young man and will tell entertaining first-hand anecdotes as part of the concert.

All in all, the audience is taken on an entertaining musical and anecdotal journey into Dexter Gordon's exciting universe.


The concert is part of the series The Iconic Saxophone at Aarhus Jazz Festival 2021.

The concert series pays tribute to an instrument that has been an important part of jazz music since the beginning, having fostered legendary musicians such as Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Yusef Lateef, and Charlie Parker.

The Iconic Saxophone is supported by The Knud Højgaard Foundation, CAC Foundation, Aarhus Stifttidende Foundation, Gangsted Foundation, Danish Arts Foundation, and Aarhus Municipality.


15/07/2021 19:30 - 21:00

Cover charge Kr. 140
Børn u. 12 år 50 kr. Studerende og unge u. 25 år 110 kr. Ingen kørestolspladser. Billetter sælges i forsalg. Salg i døren fra kl. 18.30 på egen mobiltelefon. Coronapas eller gyldig Covid-19-test skal forevises ved indgangen. Covid-19-restriktioner overholdes. Begrænset antal pladser.


Helsingør Theater – Den Gamle By
Viborgvej 2
8000 Aarhus


Aarhus Jazz Festival
(+45) 28 60 47 91
Helsingør Theater, Den Gamle By


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