Two nights with ANOHNI and The Johnsons confirmed for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2024

Enchanting ANOHNI and The Johnsons confirmed for two nights, July 12 and 13, at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2024 in DR Koncerthuset, drawing from the critically acclaimed 2023 release ‘My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross’ as well as songs from throughout her catalogue

Copenhagen Jazz Festival, DR & smash!bang!pow! present: ANOHNI and The Johnsons
July 12 + 13, kl. 20:00 – DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen
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For the first time in a decade, ANOHNI returns to the intimate sound of her group, The Johnsons, with a 9 piece band including cellist Julia Kent, violinist Maxim Moston, multi- instrumentalist Doug Wieselman, and guitarist/producer Jimmy Hogarth.

Born in the UK and raised in Amsterdam and California, ANOHNI relocated to NYC in her late teens, forming her group in 1998 and establishing a unique path in music with a focus on animist and eco-feminist themes. ANOHNI’s musical journey has spanned genres – from electronic experimental to avant-classical, dance, and soul. Achieving breakthrough success in 2005 with I Am a Bird Now (2005), she garnered the UK Mercury Music Prize. Notable releases since include The Crying Light (2009), Swanlights (2010), and live albums Cut The World (2012) and TURNING (2014).

In 2016, she released the sharply political experimental electronic album HOPELESSNESS, produced by Hudson Mohawke and Daniel Lopatin. The same year, she received an Academy Award nomination for the environmentalist elegy, Manta Ray, featured in the film Racing Extinction (dir. Louie Psihoyos, 2015).

ANOHNI’s sixth studio album, My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross (2023), continues to model and encourage transformation in our ways of thinking about spirituality, societal structures, and our relationships with the biosphere. The record was named album of the year by The New Yorker. The artist reaches for courage, expression, resilience, and ceremony in the face of an unprecedented contemporary landscape, and emphasizes, “For me, there’s no heavenly respite; Creation is a spectral and feminine continuum, and we remain an inalienable part of Nature.” – ANOHNI

ANOHNI has an enduring relationship with Denmark. In 2018, she presented a solo exhibition featuring drawings, paintings, and video installation at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen. ANOHNI was artist-in-residence for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, where she performed with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, and staged the exhibition “Future Feminism”. ANOHNI has presented concerts at Falkoner Hall, NorthSide, and at the Concert Hall of DR Koncerthuset, where she recorded a live album (“Cut the World”) with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra.

The beautiful concert cathedral of DR Koncerthuset will be the setting in which ANOHNI and the Johnsons perform for the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2024 on two consecutive evenings, July 12 and 13.