July 8 - 15 2023
Mark Chemnitz Kvartet feat. Mathias Heise (DK) - Photo: Aarhus Jazz Festival

Photo: Aarhus Jazz Festival

Mark Chemnitz Kvartet feat. Mathias Heise (DK)


Mark Chemnitz (keys), Oliver McEwan (b), Eddi Jarl (drm), Mathias Heise (hca)

Meet the World Champion Harmonica Player

Mathias Heise was just eight years old when he accidentally discovered the harmonica and fell in love with the instrument.

Today, he is nothing less than world champion in chromatic harmonica – a title he won at the World Harmonica Festival at the age of 20. On top of that, he's been showered with both Danish and international awards, including New Jazz Star of the Year (2015) and the Kronprinsparrets Stjernedryspris (2016).

Mathias is also a pianist and composer, having collaborated with DR Big Band in Denmark on the album release The Beast (2018) – to the delight of critics. "He's almost too good to be true", wrote Politiken. He has also released three albums with his band Mathias Heise Quadrillion.

He is joined on stage by a highly competent band consisting of Mark Chemnitz (keys), Oliver McEwan (bass), and Eddi Jarl (drums).

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