The National Museum of Denmark
Ny Vestergade 10
1471 Copenhagen

The songs known as "Jazz Standards" are for the most part just pop songs from the 1930s and 1940s that jazz artists started to make their own versions of. Icons like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane and numerous others created their own jazz renditions of the most famous pop songs of their time, in order to offer audiences a radically different perspective on extremely familiar songs. And their jazz renditions ended up outliving the original versions by far and have been played and recorded endlessly by thousands of new jazz artists in the decades that followed. As a result, these songs are now widely identified as the classic jazz repertoire.

We are now taking this concept into 2018 and gather a seasoned international all-star jazz trio with a spectacular cast of 6 amazing young singers from the USA, Denmark, France and the UK - to explore some of today's biggest pop songs in a jazz setting.

Come and join us on this adventurous journey and see what songs you think might have the potential to become tomorrow's new jazz standards. Expect to hear songs by people like Beyonce, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Amy Winehouse, Justin Bieber, Adele and other contemporary pop artists - performed by:

Leandra McNair (vocal), Desmond Scaife Jr. (vocal), Jordan Jackson (vocal) Amanda Thomsen (vocal), Mai Lan Doky (vocal) & Frederikke Vedel (vocal) Niels Lan Doky (piano), Romulo Duarte (bass) & Victor Jones (drums) & Gabor Bolla (tenor sax). 

Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 7:00 PM 
Show duration 75 min. without intermission. 
Doors open 30 min. prior to showtime. 

This show is a part of the AUTUMN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018 presented by the Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective at the National Museum of Denmark on November 23, 24 & 25. For full program and ticket prices visit

All concerts and talks/concerts purchased individually: DKK 395

Students, youth under 18 and retirees: DKK 195 (50% discount). Documentation to be presented at the entrance (student card, Danish social security card or picture ID with birthdate or other relevant documentation). Discount only valid for individual concerts and talks/concerts - not for film, day tickets or full festival tickets.

Photo credit: Thomas Melbye



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