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Janne Mark Kvintet

Lindevangsparken , Frederiksberg


Free admission

Janne Mark: reinventing the hymn in Denmark in the spirit of jazz

Janne Mark (ACT Music) writes hymns. And yet there is nothing about her that is stuck in a fusty tradition. She writes in the here and now, she is socially aware and committed, and in her work she draws on the freedom of jazz and all of the breadth of the Scandinavian folk tradition. And that is how her songs have established their place outside the canon of sacred music and in the secular space. As she explains herself, “the music of ‘Pilgrim’ is written for people who are unfamiliar with the church as well as for those who know it well.”

“Pilgrim" is an engaging and thoughtful album with plenty in it to discover. It is a haven of peace and quiet in a world beset with restlessness and uncertainty. It is also the portrait of a fascinating artist who is little known as yet outside Denmark. Janne Mark has embarked upon a path between hymns, songwriting, folk and jazz, and has done ...

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Line up:
  • Janne Mark - Vokal
  • Henrik Gunde - Piano
  • Dan Hemmer - Hammondorgel
  • Esben Eyermann - Bas
  • Jesper Uno Kofoed - Trommer

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