Aarhus Jazz Orchestra feat. Veronica Mortensen at Aarhus Jazz Festival at Musikhuset Aarhus
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Aarhus Jazz Orchestra with one of the nation's best jazz singers in the vocal departmentThis Sommerjazz in Aarhus, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra will be performing three shows in the foyer of Musikhuset. For the first concert, they will be performing with one of Denmark's best jazz singers - Veronica Mortensen.Veronica Mortensen has established herself as one of the most interesting singers on the Danish jazz scene. Her casual style is revered by audiences and critics alike. She has released five albums and writes some of her own music.One of her records, I’m The Girl (2010), was recorded with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra (then known as Klüvers Big Band) in conjunction with Ridehuset Swings at Aarhus Jazz Festival. Veronica Mortensen's own material blurs the lines of the Nordic jazz genre and soul tradition - arranged by the renowned musicians Lars Jansson, Peter Jensen, and Jesper Riis.Aarhus Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1977 by Jens Klüver under the name Bred Ymer and later renamed to Klüvers Big Band - a name that most Danish jazz lovers will recognize. Led by Jens Klüver, the band developed from an amateur big band to one of the most important big bands on the Scandinavian jazz scene.In 2012, the band changed its name to Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and have expanded in scope and ambition. Now, the band is an open and collaborative cultural institution that drives an engaging and active musical culture through its concerts, teaching, and talent development programs that span across genres as well as regions.For the last 30 years, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra has made Ridehuset swing with music, food, and a sense of community in the hopes of introducing jazz music to the broader masses.In 2020, Aarhus Jazz Festival, including Ridehuset Swings, has unfortunately been canceled. Therefore, the foyer at Musikhuset will be the new venue for the jazz band to swing at.Event informationThe concert takes place in the foyer of Musikhuset for a seated audience. The maximum capacity is 330, ensuring sufficient space between audiences. Groups are allowed to sit together. The concert will be held in compliance with all regulations for the safety and wellbeing of our audience. ...