Denmark Nu Jazz Festival
Friday - March 3 - 9pm start.
100 RMB @ door.
4 Live, 8 Jianguo zhong lu (between Chongqing/Sinan lu)
Featuring Emil de Waal and Bandapart from Denmark.
Emil de Waal is the Denmark's top drummer, having performed with and programmed, arranged and lead for anyone who's anyone in Denmark music, and many others from outside of the country. All told, he has appeared on more than 150 albums, and earned a Danish Jazz Grammy nomination. His latest project, Emil de Waal +, employs the computer as band member in a new and fresh way. Influential music magazine the Wire says that the group's album features "a colourful parade of styles and sounds...It's unclassifiable but no less fun for that."
Each young member of Bandapart is an accomplished performer in their own rights, and have already influenced the sound of Danish jazz and rock. As a group they have, in their short history, attracted the attention of the media and audiences with their scenic, dusty and dreamy ambient music, influenced in equal parts by jazz, rock and classical music. Their sound combines both the legacy of jazz legend Duke Ellington and the experimental noise-rock of Sonic Youth. Of their appearance at the recent SPOT Music Festival, one reviewer called their performance a "heart-rending beautiful event."
Official Website: http://www.4liveunderground.com/
Added by urgentculture on February 23, 2007