The Collective Abroad (NL/RU/LT/DK/DE/ES/CZ)


The Collective Abroad (NL/RU/LT/DK/DE/ES/CZ)

Jaap de Vries (trp), Denis Pavlenko (a-sax), Tadas Pasaravičius (t-sax), Casper Hejlesen (g), Sandro Sáez (p), Jan Sedlák (b), Dominic Harrison (drm)

Seven compositions – seven types of improvisation

The Collective Abroad presents their newest music as part of a tour of Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The Collective Abroad was formed after an international project between seven European music conservatories in May 2019, where a handful of select, talented students met in Hamburg to prepare a concert for Elbjazz Festival. After a week, they played their original music at one of the largest European festivals. The concert was a big success.

What started as an academic project turned into an intense, international collaboration as members from The Collective Abroad decided to produce and play music together despite the distances and borders between them.

The Collective Abroad has since 2019 performed at festivals like Elbjazz, Swingin' Groningen, Aarhus Jazz Festival, and Vinterjazz. Their debut record L!VE at HUSET was release during a tour of Denmark and Germany in July 2020. Their newest record The Cycle will be released in October 2021.

The repertoire is a selection of modern and contemporary improvised pieces of high-quality music that reflects the seven members' different musical backgrounds and home scenes: Hamburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Aalborg, Vilnius, Groningen, and Denmark.

Each of their concerts and albums contains seven compositions and seven different forms of improvisation. The band is inspired by artists such as Ambrose, Walter Smith III, Maria Schneider, and Ben Wendel. The Collective Abroad gives listeners a musical experience based on elaborate compositions with room for improvisation.


17/07/2021 15:00 - 16:30

Cover charge Kr. 110
75 kr. for studerende og unge under 25 år. Billetter sælges kun i forsalg. Dørsalg fra kl. 19.15 på egen mobiltelefon. Coronapas eller gyldig Covid-19-test skal forevises. Covid-19-restriktioner overholdes. Begrænset antal pladser.


Vester Allé 15
8000 Aarhus


Aarhus Jazz Festival
(+45) 28 60 47 91


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  • The Collective Abroad - Photo: Dominic HarrisonFoto: Dominic Harrison
  • The Collective Abroad - Photo: Dominic HarrisonFoto: Dominic Harrison