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Welcome to the website of Jan Kaspersen.

You will find biography, diskography, quotations from press reviews, calendar with locations where Jan Kaspersen are playing and more. And links for purchasing Kaspersen CDs and sheet music from a bunch of his recorded compositions. It is also possible to downloade PR photos from this site.

"A clever and boisterous improviser and group leader the Copenhagen-born Kaspersen is a bright light in his native jazz." Richard Cook. Encyclopedia of Jazz.

"Marvellous records from a Dane whose music is a beautifully personal inventive and humorous responce to the particular influence of Thelonious Monk." The Penguide Guide to Jazz.

" Kaspersens "Memo to the Moon" rose in this reviews opinion from unpredictable dark horse to early candidate for BIg Band Jazz of the year. Highly recommended." Jack Bowers - ALL ABOUT JAZZ.

Latest News

March 28. 2012.

A Good Time in the Montmartre


At the The Ben Webster price-party on the march 28, the night after Websters 103 years birthday, Mr. Jan Kaspersen received the price for 25.000 in a thankful mood and returned the honour by playing 'All Too Soon' - a Webster-classic - solo before his sextet entered the stage and gave other numbers related to Webster/Elling-ton. After that he played compositions from his brand new CD 'Black Rabbit Suite' which represent a new road for Kaspersens musical directions. The band consisted of Christina von Bülow, as, Jakob Dinesen, ts, Lis Wessberg, trb, and his old compatriots Peter Danstrup, b, and Ole Rømer, dr. Kaspersens second set really caught fire and the audience responded by getting up for a dance in the final number 'Purple Gazelle' by Ellington.Henrik Iversen motivated the Foundations choice this year by respecting the many years Kaspersen uncompromised has developed his music, heavenly inspired by Monk, Ellington and Mingus. He has brought the good dissonance out to the farthest places, and created a unique sound of jazz in this hemisphere.

5.feb.2012

Jan Kaspersen will recive The Ben Webster Prize 2012 on the 28th of Marts at 8.30 pm in a concert with his sextet in Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen. Buy tickets : www.jazzhusmontmartre.dk

 

1. nov. 2011

New CD out now : Jan Kaspersen Sextet : " Black Rabbit Suite ". Relesed on Olufsen Records DOCD 5770 ( www.classicorecords.dk)

June. 26, 2011

New CD coming up in the fall 2011 on Olufsen Records : Jan Kaspersen Sextet "Black Rabbit Suite" w. Christina Von Bülow, Jakob Dinesen, Mads Hyhne, Nils Bo Davidsen & Ole Rømer. The CD contains eleven new Kaspersen compositions never recorded before.

April.1, 2011

New CD: Suzanne Brøgger - Jan Kaspersen : "Jiving in Kalamazoo" with Christina Von Bülow, Daniel Franck and Frands Rifbjerg. 11 songs by Brøgger ( lyrics) and Kaspersen (music) in the american songbook tradition.

Dec. 8th, 2009

New CD release: Jan Kaspersen SaxChase: "HAPPY AS A FLOWER" feat. Henrik Sveidahl, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Peter Danstrup & Ole Rømer.

10 compositions and arrangments by Kaspersen recorded for the first time. Music with inspiration from among others Lee Konitz, Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Hermeto Pascoal, Roland Kirk, Charles Lloyd, Yusef Lateef, Monk and Ellington.