Jazz Five

Danish Mardi Gras blend jazz n'roll and an irresistible funk groove

Dates: 27.6-1.7,  2017

Jazz Five @ JazzAscona

Jazz Five takes the audience to modern day New Orleans and delivers a unique show with funky second line grooves, blues, shuffle, and jazz`n`roll. Jazz Five was founded in 1996 and has since played 1000 concerts from British Columbia, to Bornholm, all the way to South Korea in 2013. The band is a non-stop swinging sweat dripping party machine that invites the listener to Mardi Gras and delivers a world class show.

With a two-sax frontline, an energetic rhythm section, a blues infused piano and a singing drummer, Jazz Five offers a cocktail of live music that will make your head spin. Their music is inspired by artists such as Jon Cleary, Dr. John, The Meters, and Fats Domino. Alongside original songs, their repertoire also includes rearranged New Orleans classics. Jazz Five has recorded five albums, the latest of which - “Belleville Street” - was recorded in 2014 in New Orleans with John Boutté and Michael Watson, among others. 

From: DK

Style: New Orleans’ Groove

Jeppe Zacho, tenor sax

Johan Bylling Lang, alto & baryton sax

Jonas Starke, bass & vocals

Esben Hillig, piano

Stefan Andersen, drums & vocals