Denmark’s vibrant scene informs Sounds of Denmark, a remarkable seven day festival at one of London’s premier venues, the award-winning PizzaExpress Jazz Club. Ten Danish groups comprising over thirty-two musicians in a line-up that includes double bills and special guests from the UK perform in London to showcase just how dynamic, eclectic and masterful the Danish jazz scene is.
From the 21st Century space-funk of Morten Schantz Godspeed (featuring Julian Argüelles and Anton Eger) to the charismatic free-bop of MAdHAs and the sublime vocals of Sinne Eeg and Cathrine Legardh (with Brian Kellock), the festival represents a broad cross- spectrum of jazz styles. Performances from two dazzling contemporary piano trios Hess/AC/Hess Spacelab and Simon Toldam Trio sit next to the melodic, microtonal chamber-jazz of Maniscalco/Bigoni/Solborg (with special UK guest Evan Parker) and the uniquely Scandinavian-tinged mainstream jazz of saxophonist Jan Harbeck and his lauded quartet. The brilliant Girls in Airports present an evening of elegiac urban-folk-soundscapes while New York/Copenhagen underground dance music pioneers Hess is More – a band that has to be seen live to be believed – brings a visceral excitement to the festival. Indeed, Sounds of Denmark proves there is more to Denmark than Scandinavian noir, cool design and bacon and butter! It is home to some of the most exciting and engaging music in the world.
PHRONESIS UK ‘PARALLAX’ TOUR SPRING 2016
TUESDAY 17TH MAY 8.30pm – WATERMILL JAZZ, DORKING
WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY 8pm – THE STABLES, WAVENDON, MILTON KEYNES
THURSDAY 19TH MAY 8pm – BRIGHTON DOME CORN EXCHANGE
SATURDAY 21ST MAY 8pm – TURNER SIMS, SOUTHAMPTON
FRIDAY 10TH JUNE 7.30pm – WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE, BRADFORD ON AVON
SUNDAY 12TH JUNE 7pm – CADOGAN HALL, LONDON
TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 7.30pm – BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER
PHRONESIS RELEASE NEW ALBUM PARALLAX ON 8TH APRIL 2016
MADS MATHIAS – ‘COLORBLIND’ FROM ‘FREE FALLING’
MADS MATHIAS 2016 UK TOUR ANNOUNCEDFEB 5 2016 – The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham, UK FEB 6 2016 – Southport Winter Jazz Weekend, UK FEB 7 2016 – Seven Jazz, Leeds, UK FEB 12 2016 – Lighthouse, Poole, UK FEB 13 2016 – Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK 7pm FEB 13 2016 – Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK 10pm FEB 14 2016 – Pizza Express Music Room, Maidstone, UK
MADS MATHIAS AT THE COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL JULY 2015
MADS MATHIAS PERFORMS TO 8,000 IN MINSK JUNE 2015
SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 10:30pm
MONDAY 29TH JUNE 7:00pm
February 2015FEB 24 2015 – Pizza Express. London UK FEB 26 2015 – Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking, UK FEB 27 2015 – Pizza Express Music Room, Maidstone, UK FEB 28 2015 – The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham, UK
WINTER 2014 PERFORMANCES
PHRONESISNOV 2 – Jazz International, Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS NOV 13 – Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking UK NOV 14 – RWCMD, Cardiff, UK NOV 15 – Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, UK NOV 27 – Duc des Lombards, Paris, FRANCE NOV 28 – Flagey, Brussels, BELGIUM DEC 4 – CVJM, Lubeck, GERMANY DEC 5 – Kulturforum, Kiel, GERMANY DEC 6 – Flensborghus, Flensburg, GERMANY DEC 7 – A-Trane, Berlin, GERMANY DEC 12 – WEJAZZ Festival, Helsinki, FINLAND
GIRLS IN AIRPORTSNOV 21 – Pizza Express, EFG London Jazz Festival, London UK NOV 22 – Barbican Centre, EFG London Jazz Festival, London UK
PHRONESIS ‘LIFE TO EVERYTHING’ UK TOUR
PHRONESIS ‘LIFE TO EVERYTHING’ CD RELEASE
PHRONESIS ‘LIFE TO EVERYTHING’ TRAILER
PHRONESIS MONTREAL JAZZ FESTIVAL INTERVIEW
PHRONESIS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA TOUR 2013
February 24th 2013 – Perth International Arts Festival
February 27th 2013 – Bluebeat Club, Sydney
March 1st 2013 – Melbourne Recital Centre
PHRONESIS CHOSEN FOR IJFO EMERGING TALENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
The International Jazz Festival Organization (IJFO) has launched a new talent support program, which is designed to actively promote and support the artist development of up-and-coming jazz musicians and performers.
The organization feels that jazz needs to develop a new generation of iconic musicians that younger and forthcoming generations of fans can relate to. Younger jazz musicians can certainly make a name for themselves, and have, as exemplified by artists such as Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau in the 1990s. But the IJFO now feels the need to bring attention to the musicians that follow in their footsteps.
The IJFO, representative of the 17 principal jazz festivals in Europe and North America, will follow and foster six new talents over a period of three years. This involvement will entail having the artists perform at IJFO festivals, awarding them promotional opportunities through special programming and media outreach, as well as helping them increase their following by bringing them back for “encore” performances in consecutive years. The first group of musicians to engage in this support program are: Ambrose Akinmusire (USA), Stefano Bollani (Italy), Mathias Eick (Norway), Tigran Hamasyan (USA), Gretchen Parlato (USA) and Phronesis (UK).
PHRONESIS NEW ALBUM – WALKING DARK
JASPER HØIBY WINS COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL’S ‘YOUNG SPIRIT’ AWARD
Jasper is presented with Copenhagen Jazz Festival’s ‘Young Spirit’ Award 2012, alongside honorary award winners Jack DeJohnette and Palle Mikkelborg.
PHRONESIS PERFORM ‘ZIEDING’ AT MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL JULY 2011
PHRONESIS TOUR NORTH AMERICA JUNE/JULY 2011
14th June Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 7.30/9.30pm
18th June Chris’ Jazz Café, Philadelphia, PA 7.30/9.30pm
21st June Jazz Standard, New York NY 7.30/9.30pm
1st July Montreal Jazz Festival, Scène CBC/Radio-Canada 10pm
2nd July Ottawa Jazz Festival 9pm
PHRONESIS ‘ALIVE’ CHOSEN AS ‘JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2010’ BY JAZZWISE AND MOJO MAGAZINES