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.
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.
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
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
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.