Morten Haugshøj Trio (DK)
Morten Haugshøj (g), Kenneth Dahl Knudsen (b), Matias Fischer (drm)
Intense, present, and terrific jazz
Virtuoso guitarist Morten Haugshøj has assembled a terrific trio consisting of two sublime musicians from Aalborg (the jazz capital of Northern Jutland) for Aarhus Jazz Festival: award-winning bassist and composer Kenneth Dahl Knudsen and talented drummer Matias Fischer. Both have international experience and have toured Europe with several projects and bands.
One can only encourage the audience to keep an eye on the two North Jutland musicians. Kenneth Dahl Knudsen in particular has already left a significant and indisputable mark on Danish jazz, both as a composer and bassist, but also as an arranger and entrepreneur.
At the concert, the trio will play original compositions "on the fly" mainly by Haugshøj, though all have contributed original music to the trio. This will be supplemented by a few of the musicians' favorite jazz standards, at which they will tug and tear at to see how far they can push the envelope without it falling apart.
Experience a concert with excellent musicians, each with their own artistic profile, playing, listening, concentrating – and hopefully creating an intense, present, and terrific concert experience in the trio format.