AFFINITY - Bill Evans/Toots Thielemans (Jazz Masterworks Series)
Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective
Thu 4 Feb - Sat 3 Jul 20.30
Hotel d'Angleterre Kongens Nytorv 34 1050 Copenhagen
All shows are 75 minutes without intermission, unless otherwise noted. Doors and bar opens one hour before show starts Ticket price DKK 395 incl. ticketing fee (unnumbered seats) Add Optional Dinner/Lunch Package to your reservation.
About: Jean “Toots” Thielemans (1922-2016) made the harmonica into a widely respected instrument in the practice of jazz music worldwide, as jazz historian Ted Gioia called it, "championing the humble harmonica into a legitimate voice in jazz.” Toots’ album “Affinity” released in 1979 marks the historic encounter between the American pianist and jazz icon, Bill Evans (1929-1980), and Belgian harmonica player, Toots Thielemans (1922-2016). The album is considered to be the artistic pinnacle of Bill Evans’ career and the fact that it is one of his most popular recordings is often attributed to Toots Thielemans, whose presence, according to music critics, made Bill Evans’ music more accessible. For decades Toots Thielemans was a regular visitor in Copenhagen and met Niels Lan Doky through a local students of his. Niels and Toots had a good and instant personal chemistry and soon after their first cup of coffee together they were jamming in a nearby Copenhagen studio. For this Jazz Masterworks Series of the historic album “Affinity”, Niels Lan Doky is joined by the legendary drummer Victor Jones, who is best known as the drummer of Stan Getz for many years, a two time Grammy nominee and one time winner, and a Oscar nominated artist. Thielemans iconic harmonica will be interpreted by Danish harmonica player Mathias Heise who is one of the most spectacular new young talents that the Danish jazz scene has produced in a long time and a multi-awarded musician. The three will be accompanied by Gabor Bolla on saxophone and Tobias Dall on acoustic bass.
Line-up: Mathias Heise (harmonica, DK) Gabor Bolla (tenor sax, HU) Niels Lan Doky (piano/SE) Tobias Dall (bass/DK) Victor Jones (drums/US)
Shows: Friday, July 2 at 18:00 (6 PM) & 20:30 (8.30 PM) Saturday, July 3 at 18:00 (6 PM) & 20:30 (8.30 PM)
Dining: Our reservations for PRIX-FIXE DINNER before or after the performances July 2 & 3 are now closed. Jazz fans may alternatively book a table at d’Angleterre’s Michelin-starred MARCHAL restaurant. In your booking notes, please mention which show and time you are attending so service staff will be prepared to ensure you have time to get to your seats prior to the start of the performance.
Jazz Masterworks Series: In 2014, Niels Lan Doky began using the term “Jazz Masterworks Series” to present live performances and modern interpretations of iconic albums that have defined the genre at the now defunct The Standard Jazz Club in Copenhagen. “Unlike Classical music, jazz is mostly improvised and as a result we don’t have written scores of masterworks that can be read and played by other artists. But I have concluded that album recordings are the jazz world equivalent, hence the Jazz Masterworks Series concept was born.” Stellar casts of American, European and South American musicians from the Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective will perform and re-interpret the following selection of masterworks albums from Jazz’s iconic canon at Hotel d'Angleterre during Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2021: Oscar Peterson’s “Night Train” // “Ella and Louis” by Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald // Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd’s “Jazz Samba”.
Contact: In addition to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org), should you require additional assistance for information about concerts only: (+45) 27 82 27 35
Main sponsor: Augustinus Fonden Additional contributions: William Demant Fonden & Gangstedfonden