Foto: Café Gemmestedet
Mads Riis (g), Simon Turp (b), Nikolaj Bangsgaard (drm)
Interaction and creativity
The trio drengeband consists of guitarist Mads Riis, bassist Simon Turp, and drummer Nikolaj Bangsgaard. They each spend their days at different music conservatories in Berlin, Aalborg, and Odense respectively, but have been playing together for a long time.
The band explores the possibilities of a guitar trio and takes off in a musical universe, which brings to mind words like interaction and creativity. The trio is largely inspired by artists such as Bill Frisell and Paul Motian, who was particularly known for his creative and free approach to jazz music.
drengeband plays original compositions and jazz standards based on the trio's sound and improvisational approach.