I was not so familiar with Alex Jønsson's music before last night's concert at Buddha's so was quite excited on my way to Hillerød how the evening would turn out. With a nomination of "best new Danish name in Jazz" from the 2013 Danish Music Awards behind him and a couple of albums released - and - that Buddha's are very selective in their bookings I knew I would not be disappointed.
Speaking with Alex before the concert about musicians and bands we like, we spoke of Jakob Bro and Søren Dahl Jeppesen and he mentioned that his own sound is also minimalist and of a similar guitar style.
The trio consists of Alex Jønsson (guitar), Jens Mikkel Madsen (bass) and Andreas Skamby (drums). The concert itself was tremendous. A packed Buddha's was treated to a mixture of new material and numbers from their last album "Spy on your friends". Another great jazz evening in Hillerød.
A few photos from the concert have been placed in this library.
Buddha's had booked a local quartet known as "Coolbop Kvartet" to play a half-hour warm up. The four young musicians played jazz standards and thoroughly entertained the Buddh's crowd. The band consists of Christian Holm-Svendsen (sax), Kaper Dam Otto Hansen (piano), Mathias Berner Haugaard (bass) and Philip Mosebo Bentzen (drums). Photos of this up and coming band have been placed in this library.