Benjamin Koppel (DK)

Benjamin Koppel (sax), Mark Chemnitz (keys), Henrik Møller (b)

Jazz trio led by a versatile and virtuoso saxophonist

Saxophonist and composer Benjamin Koppel is one of the most award-winning musicians of his generation and is known for his versatility and virtuosity.

Benjamin Koppel's musical background has deep family roots. He is the grandson of the famous classical composer Herman D. Koppel and the son of musician and composer Anders Koppel, who had great international success with Savage Rose and is known as one of the greatest beat musicians of his generation. In terms of genre, the Koppel family ranges from classical to jazz and pop, which Benjamin Koppel masters to perfection.

He was just 15 years old when he formed his first band. Since then, he has appeared on over 50 recordings. His musical collaborations range widely, which has made him an internationally renowned musician. As a soloist and bandleader, he has played and recorded with the likes of Phil Woods, Jim Hall, Alex Riel, Anders Koppel, Michala Petri, Adam Nussbaum, Randy Brecker, Chano Dominguez, David Sanchez, and Sheryl Crow.

In 2000, he founded the independent record labelCowbell Music, which publishes high-quality jazz music, as well as classical, cross-over and pop. Today, Cowbell Music also does concerts and unique musical events in collaboration with Danish and foreign actors and cultural institutions.

Twice a year, Cowbell Music organizes two jazz festivals, Summer Jazz and Winter Jazz, which are characterized by mixing genres and generations on stage. The purpose is to communicate jazz in a modern and understandable way – always featuring some of the most reputable jazz musicians in the world.


Summer jazz festival at Klostertorvet
On Friday 9 July, Café Smagløs kicks off a week-long festival with music and good times on the city's coziest square. The square has been set up according to COVID-19 rules and we look forward to seeing you.

Through Saturday 17 July, our wonderful guests will be able to experience outdoor concerts and enjoy beer, wine, food, and cocktails at the tables.

Experience Erann DD, Uffe Steen, Frederikke Vedel, Jesper Riis, Tom McEwan, Soul Glo, Nikolai Bøgelund, Oliver McEwan, Mark Chemnitz and many others.

Cold beers, live music, and good vibes. A cheerful party in the heart of Aarhus.

#byenshyggeligste #århusihjertet #klostertorvet


13/07/2021 16:45 - 18:15

Cover charge FREE
Mulighed for bordbestilling ved køb af sommertapas til minimum to personer.
For kun 600 kr. får I:
2x5 danske sommertapas inklusive 1 kande øl eller 1 flaske rød/hvid/rosé/cava.
Kontakt Vince, Café Smagløs:, tlf. 23 10 20 10.


Café Smagløs
(+45) 42 51 25 50


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