July 8 - 15 2023
Morten Haugshøj Plays Montgomery and Benson (DK) - Photo: VinDanmark

Photo: VinDanmark

Morten Haugshøj Plays Montgomery and Benson (DK)


Morten Haugshøj (g), Torben Bjørnskov (b), Jesper Bo Knudsen (drm)

A Tribute to Two Great Guitar Legends

Back in the day, guitarist Morten Haugshøj found two special records in his father's old LP collection. One was Machine Head with Deep Purple (you know, the one with Smoke On The Water), and the other was American jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery's Full House.

The sound of Wes Montgomery's guitar playing resonates with most jazz lovers, including Morten Haugshøj – so much so, in fact, that he chose jazz guitar over rock guitar and never looked back.

The concert at VinDanmark, which has become a tradition, is a tribute to the music of Wes Montgomery, who, in addition to his characteristic thumb-only playing (a style he developed because his neighbor thought the pick was too loud), was also an excellent composer. This year, there are also detours into songs by another giant of the jazz guitar, George Benson.


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Aarhus Jazz Festival

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