July 8 - 15 2023
Music for Black Pigeons – Film (DK) - Photo: Film ? Music for Black Pigeons

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Music for Black Pigeons – Film (DK)


Film portrait: Jakob Bro

Feel the Music Flow from the Screen – and from the Stage

Experience the fascinating and award-winning documentary Music for Black Pigeons about Danish jazz guitarist Jakob Bro, directed by Andreas Kofoed and Jørgen Leth, at Øst for Paradis during Aarhus Jazz Festival.

The film will be screened daily during the festival – come and feel the musicality flowing from the screen in the cozy darkness of the cinema.


About the movie 

Andreas Koefoed and Jørgen Leth explore the nature of music and the creative processes with Danish jazz musician and composer Jakob Bro at the center – seconded by some of the most influential jazz musicians of our time including Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, and Midori Takada.

Music for Black Pigeons is about being present in the moment, playing, and improvising, and carrying on the legacy of generations of jazz pioneers.

The film team followed Jakob Bro for 14 years and witnessed his musical encounters with musicians across generations and national borders. The film had its world premiere at the Venice Festival in September 2022. The screening is a collaboration between Øst for Paradis and Aarhus Jazz Festival.


Listen to the Music – Watch the Films 

This year, Aarhus Jazz Festival in collaboration with Musikhuset Aarhus and Øst For Paradis delivers a unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the music with three new documentaries about contemporary Danish jazz musicians, who also happen to be playing during the festival. Get up close and get their take on how music affects us and what jazz can do today. 

Maria Faust – Mass of Mary (concert) 11 / 7 7:30 pm, St. Luke's Kirke. – Machina Faust (film) 12 / 7 7:30 pm, Øst for Paradis.

Jakob Bro – Bro / Mikkelborg / Mazur + Jørgen Leth (concert) 8 / 7 8:00 pm, Musikhuset Aarhus. – Music For Black pigeons (film) 8 / 7-16 / 7 2:30 pm, Øst for Paradis. 

Kasper Tranberg - Kasper Tranberg Solo + Suite Dilation (concert, film, artist talk) 10 / 7 7:30 pm, Øst for Paradis.


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Aarhus Jazz Festival
28 60 47 91
Øst For Paradis
Cover charge 85 DKK

Aarhus Jazz Festival

Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3

DK-8000 Aarhus C