Every once in awhile, there are people who cross your path who make your world a better place.  You treasure those experiences.  Right now, you have the opportunity to give this gift to yourself AND your jazz community.

I don’t take this lightly.

I love playing with my trio.  I can’t begin to tell you what joy it brings me.  We’ve been together for almost 3 years now and we’ve really become a family.

In spite of all that, I like playing on other projects as well.  I find them incredibly inspiring and they give me more ideas to bring back to my trio.  I also love introducing my friends to each other.  Our community may be small, but it doesn’t mean that we know each other.

For 2016, I’ve picked two projects that I’d like to share with my friends in Denmark and Southern Sweden.

 

Dena-Derose-en-el-Festival-jazz-Tardor-LleidaFebruary 1-12, 2016: Dena DeRose & Friends

Dena DeRose – Piano & Vocals
Jim Rotondi – Trumpet
Kristin Korb – Bass (and maybe a surprise vocal or 2)
Kristian Leth – Drums

The music will encompass Dena’s latest tribute to Shriley Horn and a new CD that will be released within the next couple of months. You can read her bio and learn about what a great artist she is. I just saw her perform this past August at a festival in California. She has such a great command of the stage: open, warm, and inviting. She tells great stories and keeps the audience completely engaged from beginning to end. Although her music is deep in the Great American Songbook, she isn’t afraid to explore colors and textures and bring a new sparkle to these musical gems. She also knows how to bring it home and swing like crazy.

Down for Dena?

If you have questions, you are welcome to call +45 5224 4099.  We’d love to talk with you about the tour.

mary fettigSeptember 7-21, 2016:  Mary Fettig & Friends

Mary Fettig – woodwinds
Thomas Clausen – piano
Kristin Korb – bass
TBD – drums

I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago with Christian Brorsen over at Jazzhus Montmartre about Mary. As soon as he heard her music, he said, “She has to come and play here.” Yes, she’s that good. Historically, she was the first woman hired by Stan Kenton. She wasn’t just hired. She played lead alto. That was just her first break into the jazz world. This past August, her gigs included playing lead alto with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Kevin Spacey, San Francisco Symphony, Chico Pinherio, and more. She’s a real badazz.

The program will be eclectic. Mary’s latest release, Brazilian Footprints has tracks like these:

The Monster and the Flower

by Mary Fettig | Brazilian Footprints

Gliders

by Mary Fettig | Brazilian Footprints

She also has one of the warmest flute sounds you’ve ever heard.  In addition to that, there will be a lot of swing and maybe a couple surprise vocals (from the bassist).

She is a special treat that you don’t want to miss!

Mad about Mary?

If you have questions, you are welcome to call +45 5224 4099.  We’d love to talk with you about the tour.