David Sanborn joins “The Ultimate Jazz Party” at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017


Even though we’ve only just entered April, Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 is already shaping up to be a truly world-spanning event, including headliners like Herbie Hancock, Anoushka Shankar and Jamie Cullum. The complete festival programme, featuring a total of more than 1000 concerts, will be announced in the beginning of June at www.jazz.dk.

Among the most recent additions we find American alto saxophonist David Sanborn. This world-famous jazz star has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Inspiring countless other musicians, Sanborn has worked in many genres typically blending instrumental pop and R&B as well as jazz. He released his first solo effort, “Taking Off”, in 1975, but has played the saxophone since before he was in high school, inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis.

David Sanborn later toured and recorded with Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. At the same time, he was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to New York City, Sanborn started his solo career and collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor.

David Sanborn’s performance at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 is part of “The Ultimate Jazz Party”, a special event organized by The Standard Jazz Club and hosted by Sølyst at Klampenborg – a northern suburb to Copenhagen. Over the course of two days, July 8-9, The Ultimate Jazz Party presents a Danish-American line-up of impressive proportions – Brian McKnight, David Sanborn, Curtis Stigers, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Lenny White, The Doky Brothers, Dave Weckl, Amanda Thomsen, Victor Jones, Anders Bergcrantz, Camille Sledge, David “Fingers” Haynes, Mikkel Nordsø, Katrine Ring and more to come.

The Ultimate Jazz Party feat. David Sanborn, Randy Brecker, Curtis Stiger a.o.
July 8-9, Sølyst / The Standard Jazz Club
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Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 takes place July 7-16 on more than 120 venues all across the city.