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Jazzhouse Is Back!

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Joe Lovano
Denmark's primary venue for contemporary jazz has opened it's doors again after a major renovation and is ready to present the brand new concert hall and the full program for June and July.

Finally: Jazzhouse (formerly Copenhagen Jazzhouse) has reopened. Last summer Jazzhouse was flooded due to a heavy thunder storm and since August 2011 it has been closed for renovation. On June 1st 2012 the venue once again kicked open the doors to carry on with the mission of bringing exquisite jazz to Copenhagen and it's visitors. The waiting time has been used to create a brand new concert hall and a new bar, just to name a few things. All in all a renewed and strengthened Jazzhouse with better facilities for the audience and for the music.

Jazz as a vibrant and vital expression is the main focus for Jazzhouse. While keeping a strong link to the history of jazz, Jazzhouse constantly seeks to develop the genre as a contemporary musical language by challenging the borderlines between jazz and other styles such as electronica, world music etc. Often you will find unique music meetings and constellations, and the regular jazz'n'poetry-performances attract music lovers as well as literature aficionados.

Opening month and Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2012 In the opening month one can experience concerts with profiles such as Palle Mikkelborg, Kira Skov, Bob Moses (US), John Tchicai (US) and John Patitucci Trio (US). One of Denmark's leading jazz musicians, Jakob Bro, has been chosen as new artist in residence at Jazzhouse and will celebrate this with three nights of performing with legendary American trumpeter Tom Harrell (US). Also the renowned American keyboard player Sam Yahel will team up with two aces from the Danish jazz scene – Kresten Osgood (drums) and Nicolai Munch-Hansen (bass).

Needless to say Jazzhouse is also a major partner for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2012, July 6-15. Here you will find a full programme of international acts under the theme ”21st Century Jazz”. Experience Neneh Cherry & The Thing (SE/NO), Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas Quintet ”Sound Prints” (US), Nordic Music Prize-winner Goran Kajfes (SE) and Gerald Clayton Trio (US) to name but a few.

About Jazzhouse

Jazzhouse is situated in Niels Hemmingsens Gade10 inthe heart of Copenhagen, just across the street from the beautiful Church of the Holy Ghost, the charming Gråbrødre Torv and around the corner from Copenhagen's main pedestrian street, Strøget. Jazzhouse has been the main all year venue for contemporary jazz in Denmark since 1991. Here you'll find a wide range of concerts with Danish as well as international acts on two stages. Usually concerts start at 8 PM. Each weekend Jazzhouse also presents late night concerts (Natjazz) from 11 PM. Natjazz is the ideal choice for people who want to explore Copenhagen nightlife combined with the experience of live music and a sophisticated vibe. However, Jazzhouse isn't only for the night birds. All age groups are welcome, and Jazzhouse also presents great jazz for children.

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