First International Festival Baltic Jazz

Please choose city to look at participants list:

Калининград
Kaliningrad
November 9-11
Санкт-Петербург
St. Petersburg
November 12-13
Москва
Moscow

November 15-15

JazzKamikaze

site url: jazzkamikaze.com

  • Marius Neset from Norway – Saxes

  • Daniel H. Davidsen from Norway – Guitar

  • Morten Schantz from Denmark – Piano

  • Kristor Brodsgaard from Denmark – Bass

  • Anton Eger from Sweden – Drums

«Travelling at the Speed of Sound» is a natural title for JazzKamikaze? s new album. In record time they have played their way on to the international scene. It started with the triumphant talent competitions «Ung Jazz» and «Young Nordic Jazz Comets» in the beginning of 2005, and was followed by their CD debut, «Mission 1» and a massive touring schedule in 2006 including more than 50 concerts in Europe, USA and Asia. In February 2007, a mere 2 years after they started, an international jury chose JazzKamikaze as official spearhead for an international campaign on behalf of Danish jazz.

«Not only is the energy output of the band? s interplay at times staggering, but so is the performance of each individual member. They are extremely talented and imaginative soloists already possessing an immaculate technique.»
Frank Büchman-Møller, Fyns Stiftstidende.

AROUND THE WORLD AT THE SPEED OF SOUND

«2006 was a very busy year for the young comets in JazzKamikaze. Some of the year? s highlights include opening the award show for the Danish Music Awards, tours of Finland, Croatia, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Sweden, and 1. Prizes for Best Band and Best Soloist (Marius Neset) at Spain? s Gexto Festival. In autumn 2006 the kamikaze pilots flew to the jazz capitol of the world, New York, to record the songs for their next album. New York was chosen for several reasons. The city presented the option of working with some of the best technicians in the business, people who have previously worked with giants like Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker and Brad Mehldau. Also the band wanted to feature a few of New York? s new names on selected tunes. Trumpeter Matt Shulman, voted Best Young Musician of New York in 2002, appears on two tracks. Big D — rapper in Ultramagnetic MCs — adds a little New York slang to another track. A string quartet enhances the album? s final tune. JazzKamikaze has this to say about their new album: «Travelling at the Speed of Sound follows the „Kamikaze tradition“ of energetic power jazz, but the album also shows new sides of the band. There are more contrasts and pensive tunes opening new directions.»

«As far as power playing goes, no band on the Danish scene can match the five musicians in JazzKamikaze.»
Boris Rabinowitsch, Politiken

COLDPLAY VS COLTRANE

JazzKamikaze have invented an adventurous world all their own, where anything can — and will — happen. Inspired by music from all over the world and cartoon heroes (and villains), they impress, spell-bind and stagger audiences everywhere. Their concerts reach a broad audience — even the rock aficionados. In December 2006 they performed in front of 10.000 people at the Bangkok Jazz Festival, as well as on several television shows including MTV Asia. However, their audiences are not limited to Asia. The release concert for «Travelling at the Speed of Sound» drew way over a capacity crowd at the Copenhagen JazzHouse.

So that was the first two years. Where are the Kamikaze pilots headed for now?

«The qualitiy of the tunes, all of which have a memorable hook, is as impressive as the virtuoso musicianship. The songs have a very natural ebb and flow of intensity. This band is as brilliant when cruising as when thundering at full throttle.»
Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

Please choose city to look at participants list:

Калининград
Kaliningrad
November 9-11
Санкт-Петербург
St. Petersburg
November 12-13
Москва
Moscow

November 15-15

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