Egberto Gismonti with Lars Møller and The Orchestra

Winter Jazz (1:3)

Tuesday 19 February 2019 at 20:00 Dronningesalen / The Queen's Hall
Egberto Gismonti
Egberto Gismonti


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One of Brazil's greatest musical personalities, Egberto Gismonti, meets one of Denmark's leading saxophonists and composers, Lars Møller, together with the big band The Orchestra in the project Mysteries of Amazonas.

The music in the project has been composed and arranged in a musical dialogue between Møller and Gismonti, and it will unite elements of European compositional music with the musical and cultural contributions of the broad-based immigrant crowd that has come to Brazil throughout the ages, and which has created the country's outstanding and refreshing music culture.

Egberto Gismonti was born in Brazil in 1947. He has studied both guitar and classical piano, and he developed an interest in composing from an early age. In his 20's, he studied composition in Paris with the influential Nadia Boulanger, after which he returned to Brazil and began experimenting with Brazilian folk music, European compositional music and jazz elements in his own unique compositions. Throughout the last four decades, he has been touring around the world and during the 1980's and 1990's, he could regularly be experienced on the Danish jazz scene.

The composer, saxophonist and conductor Lars Møller (b. 1966) has extensive international work in his bag and across the world, orchestras have performed his music. His latest orchestra release is Glow Of Benares with Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, Randers Chamber Orchestra and Indian soloists. In line with Lars Møller's other musical works, this music combines the traditional Indian classic music tradition with the jazz and western orchestra formats.

The 17 musicians that comprise of the big band The Orchestra have for more than 25 years been the mainstay of major rhythmic ensembles in Denmark. They have a clear goal of developing the music and possibilities of the orchestra form by bringing the big band into constellations that have not been tried before. The orchestra's trademark is a close and exciting ensemble sound and collaborations with some of the most distinctive musicians on the jazz scene. 

The Orchestra is:
Saxophones: Peter Fuglsang, Kasper Wagner, Hans Ulrik, TBA, Jan Harbeck
Trombones: Steen Hansen, Mia Engsager, Niels Gerhardt, Kim Aagaard
Trumpets: Erik Eilersen, Christer Gustafsson, Maj Berit Guassora, Hendrik Jørgensen
Rythmic group: Thor Madsen, guit / Kaspar Vadsholt, bas / Jonas Johansen, dr