The Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective at Hotel Danmark proudly presents
Niels Lan Doky Trio feat. Victor Jones, Pierre Boussaguet and François Moutin.
SEP 12 – OCT 8
Niels Lan Doky (piano)
Francois Moutin (bass)
Pierre Boussaguet (bass)
Victor Jones (drums)
The Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective
Vester Voldgade 89
1552 Copenhagen V
+45 33 11 48 06
6:30 PM & 8:30 PM
6:30 PM, 8:30 PM & 10:30 PM
6:30 PM, 8:30 PM & 10:30 PM
Doors open 30 minutes before show begins.
Show duration is 75 minutes without intermission
Drinks and snacks are available for purchase before and during show
Tickets DKK 295
Tickets can also be purchased in person at any time at the hotel or the jazz club.
For questions regarding tickets, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz & Dinner
For dinner before or after concert, we highly recommend Restaurant Väkst, located only a 5 minute walk away. Menus range from DKK 275 to DKK 595. Book a table directly on their website here.
For groups of 7 or more please call +45 38412727 or write to email@example.com
”This project marks the first engagement at our new venue located at the new luxury boutique hotel Hotel Danmark in the heart of Copenhagen. The leading boutique hotel chains, Brøchner Hotels, recently did a complete makeover of the hotel which now stands as a very cool and inspiring environment for The Niels Lan Doky International Jazz Collective. The Opening Engagement also marks our official welcome to the extraordinary drummer from New York, Victor Jones who recently decided to make Copenhagen his new permanent home. Victor is perhaps best known as the drummer for Stan Getz, but has also worked for many other notables, such as Little Jimmy Scott, Chaka Khan and Michel Petrucciani.
About the artists
Photo credit: André Gustafson
Niels Lan Doky
A generation younger than artists like Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, pianist, producer and composer Niels Lan Doky is one of the most prolific and unique jazz artists of his generation. He has released 39 albums to date, collaborated with the greatest artists in jazz and won countless awards and accolades around the world, and was knighted by HM the Queen of Denmark in 2010. When his debut album was released in 1986, the American jazz writer Dan Morgenstern wrote: “There is nothing more encouraging and satisfying than to encounter for the first time a young jazz musician of real stature, someone who can make you feel that the future of the music is in good hands. There can not be the slightest doubt that Doky’s talent is of real significance – that rare thing in the Jazz of our time, an original voice in the great tradition”.
Best known as the drummer of Stan Getz, Little Jimmy Scott, Chaka Khan and Michel Petrucciani – Victor Jones has also worked with Woody Shaw, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rogers and many more. Recognized as one of the most prolific and eclectic drummers in jazz today, he appears on more than two hundred recordings and sound tracks. A two time Grammy nominee – one time winner, and a one time Oscar nominated artist . Victor began his musical journey back in the late 60s as a classical trumpet player in his home town of East Orange New Jersey. After 10 years of studying trumpet he became interested in the drums from listening to Ringo and the Beatles and then discovered the music of James Brown, Jimmy Hendrix, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.
Francois Moutin (Sept 26-Oct 8)
Born in Paris on Christmas Eve 1961, François Moutin became a member of the legendary French pianist Martial Solal’s Trio while still only in his twenties. From then on the reputation on the young French bass virtuoso began spreading like wildfire. Known for his spectacular energy, unparalleled chops, musical intelligence and great charisma, the French bassist quickly rose to the top in his home country and it didn’t take long before he was recruited by major American jazz stars and moved to New York City where he has played with Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Toots Thielemans, Mike Stern, Jeff “Tain” Watts and numerous others. François has appeared at most major jazz festivals and venues in over 30 countries around the world and is often heard with a group that he co-leads with his twin brother, drummer Louis Moutin. Fun fact: François also has a doctorate degree in quantum physics (woaw!) but the day he received his degree, he decided to become a full time professional musician! François Moutin appears Sept 26-Oct 8 with pianist Niels Lan Doky and drummer Victor Jones.
Pierre Boussaguet (Sept 12-24)
Originally from the South-West of France, Pierre Boussaguet was born in 1962 and fell in love with the bass at a young age and first studied classical bass before becoming involved with jazz. Former Duke Ellington-bassist, Jimmy Woode, heard Pierre in 1983 and impressed by his talent took him under his wing. In 1985 Pierre met his main mentor and biggest idol, the great bass legend Ray Brown. Together they formed a group called “Two Bass Hits” with the unusual instrumentation of two basses and a piano. They toured internationally into the early nineties and recorded several highly acclaimed albums. Since then he has been heard all over the world playing with a who’s-who in jazz, such as Wynton Marsalis (who dedicated a composition to Pierre), Lalo Schifrin (composer of “Mission Impossible” and other iconic film themes), Alvin Queen, Bob Berg and Tom Harrell. He did the 2002 world tour with Diana Krall for her multi-platinum selling album “The Look of Love”. Since 2009 Pierre has been the regular bassist in the trio of French pianist/composer Michel Legrand, one of the greatest and most prolific songwriters of all time, composer of numerous standards recorded by all major jazz icons, from Stan Getz, Miles Davis to Bill Evans, Tony Bennett and beyond. Pierre Boussaguet is known for a “big sound” reminiscent of his mentor Ray Brown, but also counts bassists Ron Carter and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen among his main influences. Fun fact: In 2011 the Ørsted Pedersen family granted Pierre the honor of being the first bassist to be allowed to perform on the late great NHØP’s bass. Pierre Boussaguet appears Sept 12-24 with pianist Niels Lan Doky and drummer Victor Jones.
Copenhagen’s Jazz Scene
Back in the 1960s and 1970s numerous African-American jazz legends flooded into Copenhagen. Drawn by the freedom from segregation, quality of life, and the Danes’ receptiveness to jazz, musicians like Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster, Thad Jones, Ed Thigpen, Oscar Pettiford, and others settled down and, unbeknownst to anyone at the time, built an extraordinary historical pocket in the development of jazz and fuelled the emergence of generations of highly accomplished Danish jazz artists. To this day, their impact is still evident, not only in the music but in street names and in graves placed near cultural Danish icons like Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kirkegaard. Niels Lan Doky recalls of the times, “This was an extraordinary moment in time. Many of us got to hang out, listen to, and play with these guys who were great masters. And we got inspiration, insight, wisdom and experience first hand from them”. In 1985 the most iconic of all jazz artists, Miles Davis, recorded his grammy awarded album “Aura” with Danish musicians in Copenhagen.
Today, drawn by a vibrant jazz environment, Copenhagen is once again being revived as a epicenter for jazz. This time however – in a clear sign of our times – the revival is truly global. American expats are still very much a part of the landscape, like Victor Jones who recently moved permanently to Copenhagen, or vocalists Nancy Harms and Debbie Sledge who spend several months a year here – but new countries are now represented also, with leading musicians from nations such as – for example – France (guitarist Marc Ducret), Hungary (tenor saxophonist Gabor Bolla) and the United Kingdom (trumpeter Gerard Presencer) choosing to make Denmark their new permanent home.
This revival can especially be seen and experienced every summer when this capital of only about 1 million people puts on the world’s largest jazz festival. Held since 1979 it boasts over 1,300 concerts in 10 days drawing around 300,000 visitors. Danes love their jazz. On a per capita basis they buy more jazz albums then anyone else in the world, and sport more jazz clubs than hubs like New York, Tokyo, Paris and London. Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark helped set up the Ben Webster Foundation and has knighted several Danish jazz artists.
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