Making a splash with its inaugural weeklong run in 2016, the Sounds of Denmark mini-festival returns again this year from 13-17 September at London's Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho.
A showcase for the rich and widely diverse Danish jazz scene, last year's initial event helped launch prodigiously talented keyboardist Morten Schantz to the British public (and help him secure his debut album, Godspeed, on Edition) as well as unleashing the wild avant-jazz-disco sounds of Hess Is More, also making their debut UK showing.
This year, eight emerging artists will perform and include the lush piano-led sounds of Jacob Anderskov's RESONANCE; the piano-led Makiko Hirabayashi Trio; skronk-edged sax-keys-drums trio The Firebirds; finely nuanced modern jazz from pianist Søren Bebe's Trio and hard-swinging post-bop from drummer Snorre Kirk's Quintet.
This year's wild cards in this pack are electro-jazz experimentalists Kalaha and the storming Afrobeat-fuelled Hammond trio with horns The KutiMangoes (above), the latter a huge hit at the Danish music showcase night at Jazzahead! in 2016. Sounds of Denmark was founded in collaboration between JazzDanmark, PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Sue Edwards Management and the Danish Embassy in the UK.
For further info visit www.facebook.com/soundsofdenmark and an exclusive first look at of Jacob Anderskov's RESONANCE's new video below: