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The 2011 Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 1-10, Announces An Impressive Lineup for 21st Century Jazz
(Published: May 27, 2011)



"Copenhagen is a wonderful, wonderful place to get lost in, especially when the cause is jazz. Newcomers to the city, and to the seductive, seasoned Copenhagen Jazz Festival-up to its 32nd edition this summer-will find before them an almost dizzying density of a program, which extends to multiple venues all over the city."
-JazzTimes, 2010

"The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a varied extravaganza that leans from the summer festival blockbusters and makes sure to demonstrate diversity"
-DownBeat, 2009

"Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a model of excellence for jazz festivals worldwide"-AllAboutJazz.com, 2008

The 2011 Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 1-10, Announces An Impressive Lineup for
21st Century Jazz

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10 DAYS - 100 VENUES - 1000 SHOWS!

Copenhagen Jazz Festival presents a number of the artists to appear at the 33rd edition of the festival.

Several venues, including Jazzhus Montmartre, Tivoli and Prøvehallen, have already released their festival programs - the details can be found in our festival calendar - and with top names like Keith Jarrett, Sonny Rollins, Mike Stern, Dave Douglas and Lyle Lovett confirmed and exciting names released from the US, Denmark and Africa, the picture of this year's festival is starting to emerge.

21st Century Jazz:
Friday July 1 @ 9:00 PM
Joey DeFrancesco Trio (US)
Joey DeFrancesco (organ), Paul Bollenback (g), Byron Landham (dr)

Saturday July 2 @ 9:00 PM
Juhani Aaltonen Quartet (FIN)
Juhani Aaltonen (ts, fl), Iro Haarla (p, harp),
Ulf Krokfors (b), Reino "Reiska" Laine (dr)

Sunday July 3 @ 9:00 PM
The New Gary Burton Quartet (US)
Gary Burton (vibes), Julian Lage (g), Scott Colley (b), Antonio Sanchez (dr)


Hidden Orchestra (UK)
Joe Acheson (bass, double bass, bassoon, electric guitar,
zither, production), Poppy Ackroyd (violin, viola), Tim Lane (dr,
trombone), Jamie Graham (dr, perc)

Tuesday July 5 @ 9:00 PM
Bunky Green with Osgood, Anderskov & Davidsen (US/DK)
Bunky Green (s), Jakob Anderskov (p),
Nils Davidsen (b), Kresten Osgood (dr)

Wednesday July 6 @ 9:00 PM
Charles Lloyd Quartet (US)
Charles Lloyd (s, fl), Jason Moran (p),
Reuben Rogers (b), Eric Harland (dr)

Thursday July 7 @ 9:00 PM
Eskmo (US)
Brendan Angelides (electronics)


Sidsel Endresen, solo (NO)
+ Lotte Anker & What River Ensemble (DK/UK/NO/US)
Sidsel Endresen (voc)
+ Phil Minton (voc), Anna Klett (cl/bcl), Lotte Anker (s), Garth Knox (vln), Jesper Egelund (b), Fred Frith (g), Ikue Mori (electronic), Chris Cutler (dr/perc)

Saturday July 9 @ 9:00 PM
Terence Blanchard Quintet (US)
Terence Blanchard (tp), Fabian Almazan (p), Brice Winston (s),
Michael Olatuja (b), Kendrick Scott (dr)

Sunday July 10 @ 9:00 PM
Enrico Pieranunzi meets Stefan Pasborg & Jesper Lundgaard (ITA/DK)
Enrico Pieranunzi (p), Stefan Pasborg (dr), Jesper Lundgaard (b)

More information about tickets, venues and times will be announced shortly.

The complete program for this year's Copenhagen Jazz festival has now been released and is available atwww.Jazz.dk. You can also subscribe to our newsletter or find us on www.facebook.com/cphjazzfestival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival takes place from the 1st to the 10th of July. The festival has existed since 1979, and today it is visited by 25,000 guests every year, with more than 100 venues presenting a total of over 1000 concerts during these ten days

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Giant Jazz:

July 3, 7:00 PM @ The Royal Danish Theatre Old Stage:
Sonny Rollins, with Peter Bernstein (guitar), Sammy Figueroa (percussion), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Kobie Watkins (drums)
Legendary tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins will pay a visit Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 3rd, 2011. The 80-year-old Saxophone Colussus returns to Copenhagen for the first time since the mid 90's, however to judge from recent reviews, Rollins is still playing with unbelievable stamina and vitality. The concert takes place the first weekend of the festival, July 3rd, in the unique surroundings of The Royal Danish Theater, Old Stage. Performing with Sonny Rollins is his new quintet with Peter Bernstein (guitar), Sammy Figueroa (percussion), Bob Cranshaw (bass) and Kobie Watkins (drums).

July 5, 8:00 PM @ The Concert Hall:
An exclusive solo concert with vocalist Bobby McFerrin
The beautiful Concert Hall with its great acoustics makes the perfect setting for the concert with this multi-faceted artist. The concert will take place during this year's Copenhagen Jazz festival and is part of the festival's most prestigious theme, Giant Jazz, alongside Sonny Rollins and Keith Jarrett

July 9, 8:00 PM @ Operaen: Keith Jarrett Trio Featuring Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock & Jack DeJohnette (SOLD OUT!)

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Other Notable Concerts Recently Announced:
July 3, 8:00 PM @ Amager Bio:
Leon Russell
Leon Russell is A legendary musician from Tulsa who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for more than 50 years

July 2, 8:00 PM @ Tivolis Koncertsal: "Sing The Truth"
with Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves & Lizz Wright
Sing The Truth was originally a concert for the JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall in honor and memory of Nina Simone in 2004. In 2008 Sing The Truth became a much-praised touring concept performed at several Jazz Festivals. Today Sing The Truth consists of world renowned talents such as Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright

July 6 @ Jazz By The Sea:
Randy Brecker & Bill Evans - Soulbop,
featuring Medeski, Martin and Wood

July 6 + 7 @ Prøvehallen
Dave Douglas & Kenny Werner Quartet

July 7, 8:00 PM @ Kulturhuset Viften:
Mike Stern Band with Special Guest Didier Lockwood, featuring Dave Weckl & Tom Kennedy

July 8 @ Koncerthuset: Lyle Lovett

July 8 @ Skuespilhuset: Brad Mehldau & Joshua Redman

July 8 @ Kulturhuset Viften:
The Syndicate (formerly The Zawinul Syndicate)

July 9 @ Jazz By The Sea: Raul Midón & Richard Bona

July 9 @ Skuespilhuset: Gretchen Parlato "Lost and Found"
+ Jakob Bro Trio Featuring Bill McHenry

July 9 @ Christians Kirke: Lisa Ekdahl

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, now in its 33rd year, and one of the largest and most ambitious events of its kind, will once again become the center of the jazz world for the first ten days of July (1-10), as over a quarter of a million people descend on the city to enjoy the staggering multitude of events that takes place in every corner of the beautiful Danish capital.

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a massive rendezvous for jazz fans, music enthusiasts, and culturally-minded people that wish to experience not only the music, but the charm, history and distinct character that make up a dense, urban fabric. During the Festival you are never far from amazing music; and never far from green spaces, a gorgeous harbor clean enough to swim in, endless miles of bike paths, world class museums, and critically-acclaimed cafes and restaurants (including Noma, named The World's Best Restauant in 2010), all combining to make Copenhagen a pulsating metropolitan capital full of contrast and surprise.

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is an event befitting the largest city in Scandanavia. Every day of the year Copenhagen is a bustling center of culture; during the Festival this activity reaches a fever pitch. Few other festivals in the world can boast the stylistic diversity offered in Copenhagen each July, a programming approach that has been the basis for its thirty-plus years of success. With 10 days-100 venues-1000 shows, the 2011 Festival will have something on offer for everyone, from experimental, free and avante garde, to jazz in its more traditional vain, and everything in between. The choice of venue is equally as diverse, from classic concert halls such as The Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen) to the city's famous jazz clubs such as the Copenhagen JazzHouse, and seemingly every open space of the city converted into a Festival venue.

By plane Copenhagen international airport is easy to reach from various destinations all over the world. To compare airfares and book the most economical flights to Copenhagen check out search engines such as www.Travelocity.com, www.Orbitz.com or www.Kayak.com

By train or bus If you are travelling from the European continent there are several ways to reach Copenhagen by train or bus. For more information on travel and transport check the official tourist site of Visit Denmark - http://www.visitdenmark.dk/siteforside.htm?changelanguage=true

Stay at a Scandic-hotel during the festival. Scandic is the official hotel partner and offers discounted rates and concerts at the hotels situated in the city center. Choose between four hotels within the city center location. Book your room by clicking here - http://www.scandichotels.com/cphjazz

Getting around Copenhagen is a small city and it is easy to get around either by metro, bus or do as the Danes - by bicycle. Just grab a free Citybike (http://www.bycyklen.dk/english/thecitybikeandcopenhagen.aspx) from one of the 110 bike-racks from the centre of the city.

Save money - The Copenhagen Card - http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/book-your-stay/copenhagen-card gives you free entry to 65 museums and attractions throughout the Greater Copenhagen Region including free entrance to Tivoli. Furthermore, cOPENhagen CARD gives you free transport by train, bus and Metro.

Get the full picture The Copenhagen Jazz Festival Program is a 146 pages booklet in English which gives you a complete guide to the festival's more than 1000 concerts dispersed over the entire city at a record number of venues. Order the program online at www.jazz.dk and it will be shipped to you right away.

Currency Use a Currency Calculator - http://www.x-rates.com/calculator.html - to control your budget.

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PRESS ENQUIRIES on The 2011 Copenhagen Jazz Festival Please contact Jason Paul Harman Byrne @ Red Cat Publicity, Tel 347 578 7601, Email Redcatjazz@mac.com, Website www.Redcatpublicity.com

More Information: http://www.Jazz.dk

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