De Grimmeste aftner – Shades of Blue (DK)


De Grimmeste aftner – Shades of Blue (DK)

James Loveless (voc), Uffe Steen (g), Morten Brauner (b), Claus Daugaard (drm)

Blue of an international caliber

Sublimely cohesive, technically superb, and with unprecedented musical skill.

Such was the motivation when Shades of Blue won the Blues Live Award at the Danish Music Awards Blues 2018. And with more than 30 years of experience, there is no doubt that it will be an extremely seasoned Aarhus band that goes on stage in Grimhøjgaard's beautiful surroundings. The band delivers unique blues in a class of their own, served with professionalism and with deep emotions.

Their concerts are living proof that Shades of Blue belongs in a category of its own. Aarhus Jazz Festival has previously praised the blues band with:

James Loveless sings with an effortless soulfulness, fullness, and timing that few can master. Uffe Steen performs inventively and virtuosically with the jazzy approach that makes his blues playing unlike any other on the Danish stage. And Morten Brauner and Claus Daugaard are perhaps the best rhythm section in Danish blues, with their rock-solid and always relevant melodic playing as well as their good contact with the soloists.

Shades of Blue’s very special nerve and authenticity is more than intact three decades after the band played its first concert. Lead singer James Loveless grew up with blues and gospel in Florida. These roots not only shine through in hiss, but also in his role as a songwriter. His stylish original tunes with catchy hooks are a strong and genuine attempt at a respectful reinterpretation of the blues.

The songs give the group extra dynamic power and space to "experiment" at the concerts. In addition to their own tracks, Shades of Blue also covers blues classics from masters such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

Warm-up starts at 6.30 PM


10/07/2021 21:00 - 23:00

Cover charge Kr. 250
Dørene åbnes kl. 17.


Grimhøjvej 20
8220 Brabrand


Aarhus Jazz Festival
(+45) 28 60 47 91


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