Concerts in Paris

Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester will play three concerts i Paris in October 2012:

Sat. the 20th of October, 9pm at Maison du Danemark, 142 avenue des Champs-Èlysées. As a part of

Sun. the 21th of October, 1pm at Frederikskirken, 17 rue Lord Byron.

Tues. the 23rd of October, 7pm at CIM, ecole de Jazz.

Line-up: Peter Fuglsang -clarinet, Jakob Munck -horns, Daniel Herskedal -tuba, John Ehde -cello, Jakob Davidsen -piano & Francois Merville (only 20th and 23rd) -drums.


Concerts i Denmark and France & CD-recording

In september and october 2012 Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester will play concerts in Denmark and France, and record their second CD.

25th of september 8pm: concert at Jazzhouse Montmartre, Copenhagen.
26th of september 8pm: concert at Huset, Aalborg. 
Apart from a set of Kammerat-music this evening will also offer a meeting between poetry and music with Danish poet Kasper Anthoni and Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester.

28th + 29th of september: CD-recording. Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester will record music made from art. In may 2011 and 2012 Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester made two exciting projects, where they played their musical versions of selected pieces of art at J. F. Willumsens Museum in Frederikssund and The National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. The best form these two projects will be recorded, and the CD will come out in march 2013.

20th to 24th of october: Concerts in Paris with the french drummer, Francois Merville. Programme will follow shortly.

Concerts at Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2012

Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester will play two concerts at this years Copenhagen Jazzfestival with a special setup containing the fantastic french drummer, Francois Merville.
Francois Merville is known for his long time membership of french legend Louis Sclavis’ groups, and he posseses both high technical skill, finesse and musicianship at a very high level. A very exciting match indeed for Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester.

The two concerts are:
*Tuesday the 10th of July 4pm at Sankt Jakobs kirke, Østerbrogade 59, Copenhagen
*Wednesday the 11th of July 3pm outdoors at Graabrødre Torv, Copenhagen

Line-up: Peter Fuglsang -clarinet, Jakob Munck -horns, John Ehde (S) -cello, Lars Andreas Haug (N) -tuba, Jakob Davidsen -piano & Francois Merville (F) -drums.

Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester plays art

On saturday the 31st of march Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester will take part in an exciting project.

This day the new display of Danish and International Art after 1900 opens at the National Gallery of Denmark, and the band has been asked to play their musical versions of 6 selected pieces of art. A potent mixture of art and music.

It starts live in front of the selected pieces of art at 12.30 and continues at the stage at 14h with music and videoprojection.


Very nice review in ‘Jazzspecial’

Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester receives another great review in the Danish Jazzmagazine, ‘Jazzspecial’.

Bjarne Søltoft finds the music “delicious, cunning and playfull, subtle and surprising, criptic and comic. You never get time to be bored in this forum.”

In the end he concludes:

“Davidsen and his fellows form an astonishing synthesis of score and improvisation. To the joy and delight of the listener.”


Fantastic review in the Danish newspaper Politiken

Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester receives five out of six hearts of the jazz-critic Christian Munch-Hansen in the daily, Danish newspaper Politiken. He calls Jakob one of the most important exponents of Danish cross-over and adds:

“…balances brilliantly between thoroughly written music and improvisation. Constantly unpredictable oases pop up in the constructions, subtle ideas, edgy details. Listen how dynamicly and elegantly Davidsen himself takes the piano in and out of the other instruments in a piece like ‘Le Roi et le Mendiant 4’. Listen to the foggy rhythmic-poetic mood the orchestra raises in the piece ‘Bare slap af’. And listen how beautifully Davidsen has arranged the instruments in the exquisite ‘Valse bleue et verte’. In short, this demanding, giving and melodicly substatial CD boosts of inspiration.”

Nice review in the Danish newspaper “Information”

Peter H. Larsen gives Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester a very nice review in the daily, Danish newspaper “Information”. He calls Jakob a true representative of third stream and finds the music “fresh, appetizing, played with virtuosity, serious and funny in its conscious unidentifyable alternation between written and improvised parts of the music.”

You can read the review in Danish here:


Great review of new CD

The first to review the new CD of Jakob Davidsens Kammerat Orkester is the Danish jazzwebsite, The critic Niels Overgaard is very exited about the CD, and writes among other good stuff:

“Along with a bunch of significant musicians Jakob Davidsen has followed his own unique track.”…”One of the great forces of Jakob Davidsen is that he combines complicated and serious music with humor, beauty and vitality. He has made a beautiful CD, which I’ll be digging into for a long time.”

You can read the entire review in Danish here: