National Museum
Ny Vestergade 10


It's an incredible honor and rare privilege to host one of jazz history's great living legends, one of the original artists who back in the day created this music we call jazz alongside innovators like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see, meet and hear the great Albert "Tootie" Heath and his quintet.

Joining Tootie is an international all-star cast of musicians from France, Sweden Hungary and Denmark who humbly and immediately responded to the call to share the stage with the great master. On trumpet Mr. Anders Bergcrantz, on tenor saxophone Mr. Gabor Bolla, on piano Mr. Niels Lan Doky, on bass Mr. Pierre Boussaguet - and of course last but not least, on drums, the one and only Mr. Albert "Tootie" Heath.

Tootie Heath has performed and recorded with the most important artists in jazz, including Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Coleman Hawkins, Wes Montgomery, Nancy Wilson, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver to name but a few. Born in Philadelphia he is the youngest of the three musical Heath Brothers.  As a teenager he performed in local clubs with Charlie Parker and Lester Young.  He followed his brothers Percy and Jimmy to New York, where in 1957 he debuted on John Coltrane’s first record as a leader, “Coltrane” (on Prestige).  In 1965, Tootie moved to Scandinavia, often working with Don Cherry, Kenny Drew, Dexter Gordon and Ben Webster. His tenure at the Montmartre Jazzhus in Copenhagen was later celebrated in the 2005 documentary film Between a Smile and a Tear written and directed by noted Danish pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky. On returning to the United States in 1968, Tootie performed with Herbie Hancock’s pre-fusion sextet in 1968-69 and Yusef Lateef from 1970-74. In the mid-1970s, he divided his time between playing with the Heath Brothers Quartet (1975-78) and work in Europe. Tootie later settled in Los Angeles and in 1994, the great pianist and composer John Lewis invited Tootie to become the last drummer for the historic Modern Jazz Quartet of which Tootie’s bassist brother Percy was a founding member.


Anders Bergcrantz (trumpet)
Gabor Bolla (tenor sax)
Niels Lan Doky (piano)
Pierre Boussaguet (bass)
Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)


Saturday July 7th, 2018 at 6 PM

Show duration is 75 min
Doors open 30 min in advance

Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective are proud to present their concerts at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK located at Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 Copenhagen K.

Visit Denmark's largest history museum and meet the Danes. From the first settlers that hunted the forest-dwelling giant aurochs to the sun worshippers who built towering burial mounds. Meet the Vikings that tamed the seas and raided the four corners of the known world, the workers that built a welfare state, and the freethinking people that legalized pornography and spearheaded the sexual revolution. Discover the history of Denmark and some of the world’s most precious cultural treasures. The National Museum of Denmark is a must-see for every visitor to the city of

Visit also the museum's newly opened restaurant Smör. With clear references to the Danish classic lunch and local dishes, Restaurant Smör serves fresh interpretations of Danish dishes, spiced with the gastronomic taste notes of historical and modern times.The restaurant’s  g astronomic universe revolves around the craftsmanship, sustainability and local produce - in season and often organic. During the weekends, the restaurant serves the city's largest cake table, with sweet cake seductions for all ages.www.



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