Mads Mathias Quartet (DK)
Mads Mathias Quartet - Photo: Mette Kramer

Foto: Mette Kramer

Mads Mathias Quartet (DK)

Mads Mathias (voc, sax), Peter Rosendal (p), Morten Ankarfeldt (b), Espen Laub von Lillienskjold (drm)

Contemporary version of classic crooner jazz

Since he burst onto the stage ten years ago, winning new jazz act of the year, the Danish singer and saxophonist Mads Mathias has captivated a large audience with his hoarse voice and inciting stage performance. His quartet plays music with great respect for the roots of jazz, but also with a personal starting point that adds a breath of fresh air to the immortal classic crooner jazz.

Mads Mathias has played with the DR Big Band, toured with his cheerful band Six City Stompers throughout Europe, put on shows at Tivoli, and in the Royal Albert Hall – and a few years ago even a special concert for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary.

His success is all the more remarkable considering he lost three fingers in a car accident. He was then 17 years old and never thought he would get to play the saxophone again. That was why he started singing. Since then, it turned out that he could still master the saxophone, but at the same time kept his grip on vocal jazz, developing a crisp, personal style characterized by humor and pure joy.

At the concert, you can expect to hear music from Mads Mathias' award-winning catalog of original and catchy songs from both the debut album Free Falling and the brand new release All Ears.


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, Danish Arts Foundation, and Aarhus Municipality.


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Mads Mathias Quartet (DK)


Mads Mathias Quartet - Photo: Mette KramerFoto: Mette Kramer
Mads Mathias Quartet - Photo: Mette KramerFoto: Mette Kramer