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T’S SNOWING again. For a brief few days at the start of February, I − in my naivety − thought the days were getting warmer, the month getting sunnier and the oppressive wind getting friendlier. The Danes just laughed at me: “You haven’t seen the real February yet.” They were right. More snow. But I’ve always been of the mindset that one shouldn’t fret about things they cannot change; it’ll drive you crazy. And, seeing as I just lost Mother Nature’s number, I really can’t do anything about the snow getting in my eyes while I bike into town. I guess I simply have to lower my expectations for a while. Now, a patch of blue sky can elevate my day infinitely. If the sun shines for five minutes, I’m as happy


as a clam and I can’t stop grinning. I still have about seven layers on, but at least it feels like my toes are thawing. Or maybe I’ll just step into Føtex and warm up the artificial way. It’s a helpful reminder that there are great things to do around the city during Wondercool to keep me from lying in bed all day, feeling miserable amid the grey. Dining Week is about to wrap up this Sunday, and it’s a steal to be dining on three-course meals at these restaurants for 200 kroner. I spent a freezing Tuesday evening with some friends at Café Kanalen and got fed the most delectable veal I’ve ever had. The Jason Moran show (see G13 for details) at the Copenhagen JazzHouse is a sure-fire winner and bound to fend off the freezing winds this Sunday. And maybe you could

stop by Café Retro for the free Trio Andromeda show on Friday (G15). If Mother Nature isn’t too cruel this weekend, I might go up to Louisiana and take advantage of the free Saturday Tour or go on the walk through Frederiksstaden on Sunday (G13). And if she decides to wreak havoc upon our sanity and send more snow our way, a hyggeligt brunch at DAC& Café sounds like the way to go (G14). I know I have to keep myself occupied if I don’t want to merely suffer through another month in Copenhagen. If I can’t change the weather, I have to adapt. The sun might peek out at some point from behind the sheet of slate that is now our sky. When it does, be sure to say hello. Until then, enjoy Wondercool and stay warm. AMY STRADA



















YOUNG IN AGE, BUT ALREADY A MEMBER OF THE JAZZ PEERAGE JASON MORAN Copenhagen Jazz House, Neils Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Sun 20:00; tickets: 220kr, 3315 4700;,


T’S A FINE THING when a man with many titles can still swing. Jason Moran, the 38-year-old jazz pianist from the United States, has received all sorts of honours and distinctions, including a MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grant, the triple crown of the 2011 Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll as Jazz Artist of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year, and Best Pianist, and being named the artistic advisor for jazz at the Kennedy Center and the resident artistic director at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. The man has undeniably made it. He’s an Ellington of his age. Yet, Moran is ill-equipped to rest on his laurels. He keeps on pushing the spectrum of music and artistry. “Artistically, I think

I am only hitting an early stride,’ Moran explains to InOut. “Each of the blessings I have been afforded with regard to collaborators and acclaim is a reflection of the village that raised me.” From his co-operation with choreographers philosophers and artists to his adventures in recorded sound; from holding dance parties based on the music of Fats Waller to playing while skateboarders perform on ramps set before the stage; and from writing his own compositions to exploring the music of Johannes Brahms, Duke Ellington, Leonard Bernstein, Nino Rota, Thelonious Monk, Gladys Knight, Billie Holiday and Afrika Bambaataa, Moran is an original – and every concert has the special feeling of a unique experience. Moran recognises the sanctity of each performance. ‘I think vulnerability with an audience is key,” he said. “If an audience feels like you will never make a mistake − well I wouldn’t know what to do with that

performer. The Bandwagon and I put a lot on the line, and we tend to think not only about the music but how to present it as well. Like performance art. Or theatre. When we walk on stage, I am aiming for consciousness about each element of the performance.” If you do not know or have not experienced the music of Jason Moran live, it is imperative that you take yourself to the finely refurbished hall of the Copenhagen Jazz House and see Vinter Jazz’s pre-eminent concert, performed by one of the art form’s foremost practitioners. Moran and his band the Bandwagon, Tarus Mateen (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums), have been together for 13 years now, and they play with the expert understanding, improvisation and communication that only a relationship of that length could produce. Mateen has been the bassist of choice for many jazz artists as well as appearing in a who’s-who line-up of hip-hop,

reggae and pop stars. Waits, the son of jazz drummer Frederick Waits, serves as a superb sideman on a number of stellar jazz projects. Moran’s most recent album, 2010’s Ten, marked his eighth album as a bandleader – each album tends to show new sides of his imagination at play. He is currently recording an album of his Fats Waller dance hall music featuring Meshell N’degeocello among others. In addition, Moran has been a choice collaborator on many more albums, including his current stint in Charles Lloyd’s New Quartet and recordings with vocalist Cassandra Wilson. Moran has performed in Copenhagen eight times over the last ten years, and each experience has shown a courageous vision, bright virtuosity, and vibrant imagination. For jazz fans and music lovers alike, his appearance in town is an event that is not to be missed. JOHNNY NIEMANN

[DETAILS] EXHIBIT Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, Cph K; ends Feb 28, Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-22:00, Mon closed; tickets: adults 55kr, under-18s free adm; Consisting of about 80 drawings, paintings and graphic illustrations from both the museum’s own and other Danish art collections, Detaljer (Details) is composed of works from 1700 to the 1930s and shows how artists over time have worked with details in art. The exhibition highlights the meaning and importance of details in art and also deals with how we experience and take in art. KLH TEXHIBITION: EARLY DRAWINGS Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, GL Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ends Thu, starting at 11:00; tickets: 95kr; Louisiana is the first museum in the world to host this series of Andy Warhol’s early drawings, which have remained untouched in a suitcase since just after his death. Rediscovered by chance in the Andy Warhol Foundation archive, the collection of over 200 drawings harks back to the 1950s, before Warhol became Pop Art’s poster boy. VE CARL-HENNING PEDERSEN TURNS 100 Arken Museum for Modern Kunst, Skovvej 100, Ishøj; ends Feb 28, Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:0021:00; tickets: 95kr; Danish artist Carl-Henning Ped-

ersen would have turned 100 years old this year. ARKEN Museum for Modern Kunst celebrates the birthday of this treasured artist, a leading figure in the European art group COBRA, with an exhibition showcasing the artist’s sprawling, poetic paintings dating from the end of the 1930s to his death in 2007. VE RAW PROJECTION EXHIBITION Busk Design Store, Ahlefeldtsgade 23, Cph K; ends Feb 14; free adm During the Copenhagen Fashion Festival, BUSK design store will present Kira Richards Hansen’s video installation UnMove, featuring leather accessories by designer Pia Busk. The raw, minimalist installation will be projected onto a white stone wall, to be viewed through the store’s windows around the clock. VE EXHIBITION: TARA DONOVAN Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, GL Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; ends Feb 28, starting at 11:00; tickets: 95kr; See this artist’s first exhibition in Europe in the modern setting of Louisiana. Donovan’s pieces each centre around everyday objects – drinking straws, nails, buttons – and then are transformed into something completely unexpected. Her unimaginable sculptures and installations feel very organic and natural. Don’t miss this one. AS

ARCHITECTURE LOUISIANA SATURDAY TOUR Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, GL Strandvej 13, Humlebæk; every Sat in Feb, starting at 13:15; free adm; www. louisiana,dk Get a free guided tour around Louisiana and learn about the history behind the museum and its status as a cultural centre. This tour focuses on the architecture of the building, but you will also get a chance to see some of the famed collections, such as Asger Jorn and the Giacometti rooms. Don’t fear – the tour is in English! AS SUNDAY MORNING WALK THROUGH THE ROYAL DISTRICT OF FREDERIKSSTADEN Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kongens Nytorv 1, Cph K; Sun, starting at 11:00; tickets: 75kr Combine architecture with history on this Sunday morning walking tour through the ritzy and royal district of Frederiksstaden. Dripping in 18th century romanticism, this area has been said to combine the classic Parisian style with a distinct Danish traditional touch. The tour – all in English – will end at Copenhagen Harbour, overlooking the grand Opera House. AS BEHIND THE DOORS OF LEGO Dansk Arkitektur Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; ends Sun, 11:00-15:00; tickets: 60kr available at venue; www. Remind yourself of your youth when Lego opens its doors with this handson event. A sea of Lego bricks will be at your disposal, so come and play architect with the best. In addition to having fun, this is a chance to try to

help answer questions about the future of architecture. How can these toys actually help us create a better environment? Henning Larsen Architects also has an exhibition on display called ‘Dialogue with the World’, giving you and your children an illustrated idea of the future. These are truly great lessons that you won’t want to miss. AS BEHIND THE SCENES AT JDS ARCHITECTS & KLAR JDS Architects & KLAR, Vesterbrogade 69D, Cph V; Fri 16:00-17:30; free adm; Join the brilliant designers at JDS Architects & KLAR when they invite you behind their doors and to a friendly Friday bar at their offices. They designed the Maritime Youth House in southern Copenhagen and have a plethora of projects on their plates that all have the quintessence of Scandinavian modernity. Be sure to check out the future of this firm; it’s bound to be astounding. AS SECRET SATURDAY WALK: NORTH WEST Location will be emailed to participants; Sat, starting at 14:00; tickets: 75kr; reservations: It’s so secret that even we don’t know where you’ll end up during this Saturday afternoon walk. This exclusive opportunity to take a tour of the unexplored in Copenhagen’s multi-ethnic neighbourhood is not one you’ll want to miss out on. You’ll chance upon the back streets that have inspired so many to create music and films about the area’s lifestyles. The tour is in English, so have no fear and be sure to sign up quickly! AS








IN DIALOGUE WITH THE WORLD Dansk Arkitektur Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; starts Mon, ends Mar 10, 10:00-17:00, Wed 10:00-21:00; tickets: 40kr, available at DAC& Books; Have you ever wondered why there is such a strong stereotype defining Scandinavian architecture? How did it get that way? And, perhaps most importantly, where is it going? Come and see an exhibition that hosts three significant Danish architectural studios as they discuss the future of their styles. You will also get the chance to talk to the young and innovative minds behind these firms and get a glimpse of what the future may hold. Tickets for a walking tour (held only this and next Sunday at 14:00-15:00) may also be purchased for 40kr at the venue. AS ‘THE LIGHT AND THE ROOM’ Dansk Arkitektur Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; Thu 19:00-20:30; tickets: 40kr; Famed Danish architects Henning Larsen were the minds behind ‘The Wave’ in Vejle and ‘The Winghouse’ in Ørestad City. On this night, you can watch the documentary Henning Larsen: Lyset og Rummet (‘Henning Larsen: The Light and the Room’) about the man who led the firm to great acclaim. He is a talented architect who knows how to work with passages and the playing of light and dark, both open and closed. Jytte Rex, the producer, will also be available to talk. The documentary is in Danish, but there are English subtitles. AS



COOKING ORGANIC CURRYWURST Café Rodbold, Købmagergade by Hellingåndskirken and Rundetårn, Cph K; every Mon-Sat in Feb, 11:00-18:00; tickets: 39kr You can warm yourself up with a currywurst at Cafe Fodbold. The sausage is served with warm root vegetables, sauerkraut and lots of curry ketchup of course. Enjoy this meal at Den Økologiske Pølsemand (the Organic Hot Stand), also known as Cafe Fodkold, which is located on Købmagergade by Helligåndskirken and Rundetårn (the Round Tower). BSM

SMØRREBRØD WITH A TWIST Restaurant Kronborg, Brolæggerstræde 12, Cph K; every Mon-Sat in Feb, 11:00-17:00; tickets: 215kr lunch platter, 150kr beer menu; reservations: Restaurant Kronborg twists the classic Danish lunch platter with the herring, fish and meat of the season as well as a bite of cheese and a little something for your sweet tooth. Beer ambassador Kasper Larsen from Nørrebro Bryghus has chosen a selection of well-brewed artisan beers that complement the delicacies. Prebooking necessary – minimum two covers. BSM FRENCH DINING AT FRU HEIBERG Fru Heiberg, Rosenvængts Alle 3, Cph Ø; 3 courses: every Tue-Sun in Feb, 17:00-22:00, 2 courses: every Tue-Sun in Feb, 11:30-16:00; tickets: 295kr for 3 courses, 185kr for 2 courses; www. Fru Heiberg’s French chef has put together a three-course French-inspired meal. The meal consists of an a French onion soup with croutons and Gruyère cheese as an appetiser, while the main offers a classic Coq au vin that consists of cockerel braised in red wine accompanied by pearl onions, mushrooms, smoked bacon, herbs and mashed potatoes. The evening’s dessert is Tarte tatin with vanilla ice cream and caramel. BSM

Bock Bistro & Vinotek in Østerbro is offering you the chance to enjoy a true gourmet experience. A special three-course meal is available that will be served with a large variety of wines. BSM HAMLET NORDIC DINING: SIMPLE YET GOOD Hilton Copenhagen Airport, Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup; every Mon-Fri in Feb, 18:00-22:30; tickets: 375kr; reservations: fs.copenhagen-airport@ or call 3244 5353 Hilton Copenhagen Airport invites you to yet another culinary capital to experience ‘Simple Yet Good’ at Hamlet Nordic Dining. There, you will be offered a

threecourse meal that is based on the three principles of health, ecological produce and sustainability. BSM AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE Antiristorante L’Altro, Tovegade 62, Cph K; ends Feb 28, starting at 18:00; tickets: 450kr; Restaurant L’Altro is hosting a month of real mafia dining, where horse sausages, Peter Clemenza’s pasta, and Sicilian wine from the island’s best wineries are served to the guests. There will be music fit for any gangster that walks through the door, and if you’re feeling lucky, you can also participate in a ‘Mafia Quiz’ and win a prize. BSM COPENHAGEN TASTE ODYSSEY Den Økologiske Pølsemand near Rundetårn, Købmagergade 52A, Cph K; Fri & Fri Feb 22, starting at 16:30; tickets: 500kr; reservations: Join Copenhagen’s Food Tour for a three-and-a-half hour walk featuring numerous tastings from the New Nordic food scene. There will be samples from Aamann’s open sandwiches, Den Økologiske Pølsemand (organic hot dogs), award-winning apple dessert wine, three organic cheeses, Sømods boiled sweets, Summerbird chocolates and the Bornholm Shop. The tour ends with three foaming beers at Nørrebro Brewery. BSM

PANCAKES IN THE CRYPT AT CITY HALL City Hall, Rådhuspladsen 1, Cph K; every Fri in Feb, starting at 16:30; tickets: 80kr; reservations: krsahl@kff. or call 3366 2584 Wander through the crypts of City Hall and have pancakes while you’re at it. There you can hear good stories about Copenhagen’s sixth City Hall, while drinking sparkling wine and enjoying the famous Rådhuspandekage. BSM

BRUNCH AT DAC& CAFE DAC& Cafe, Strandgade 27, Cph K; every Sat & Sun in Feb, ends Feb 24, 10:00-15:30; tickets: 175kr; www. Spoil your taste buds while treating your eyes to a view of the old harbour in Christianshavn at the Danish Architecture Centre’s cafe. Take your pick from their brunch selection, which offers everything from scrambled eggs with bacon to waffles, pancakes, cheese, yoghurts and more – all the while gazing at Copenhagen Harbour, Børsen and the opera house. JH

BOCK BISTRO & VINOTEK: FOOD AND WINE Bock Bistro, Dag Hammarkjölds Alle 7, Cph Ø; ends Feb 28, 17:00-23:00; tickets: 590kr; reservations: call 3313 9194

A MUSICAL TAKE ON JAPANESE CUISINE Hero Kitchen & Hotel Bar, Jarmers Plads 3, Cph V; every Sat in Feb, ends Feb 23, 17:00-23:00; tickets: 350kr;


NG Hero Kitchen marries music and food in this underground supper club. This month, the restaurant will focus on Japanese cuisine in a fourweek series taking place every Saturday in February. Each event tackles a different theme, including ‘fashion week’, ‘water’, ‘winter’, and ‘rising sun’. Purchase of a ticket is valid for all four weekly events and is required to obtain further details. JH

Cph K; ends Sat, starting at 17:30 & 20:00; tickets: 425kr; reservations: The winter edition of the popular ‘Wine & Grub’ will be held behind Silver.Spoon’s doors, giving you the chance to see what’s cooking in those creative culinary minds. This basic approach to wine will be held in small groups in a very hyggeligt atmosphere, and each wine is paired with its perfect Nordic dish. AS

GASTRO CRUISE Departs from Restaurant Søren K, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, Cph K; every Sat in Feb, ends Feb 23, starting 13:00; tickets: 375kr; www.blaatguld. dk Enjoy a covered canal boat cruise around Copenhagen Harbour every Saturday in February. The tour stops at six different restaurants, where you’ll be able to sample their signature dishes featuring mussels. JH

DESSERT NIGHT IN STRANGA’S KITCHEN Strangas Dessert Boutique, Åboulevard 7, Cph V; Wed 18:30-21:30; tickets: 795kr; reservations: or call 3539 5530; It’s a dream come true: dessert for dinner. Join expert confectioner Nikolaos Stranga this evening as he will be serving a four-course dessert meal in his kitchen right near the lakes. His desserts received a Michelin star at restaurant Era Ora. You won’t want to miss this night of indulgence. AS

CLIMATE FRIENDLY BRUNCH Cap Horn, Nyhavn 21, Cph K; every Sun in Feb, ends Feb 24, 10:30-13:00; tickets: 129kr; reservations: or call 3312 8504; Enjoy Cap Horn’s weekly brunch buffet offering a wide variety of climate-friendly and ecologicallyfarmed dishes. Fill your plate with organic Danish yoghurt and granola, organic pancakes, salads and fish, and wash it all down with a glass of organic juice. Jazz overhead and a fire on the hearth make this weekend brunch a cosy, eco-friendly treat. JH TOUR DE TORVEHALLERNE Torvehallerne, Hal 2, Frederiksbroggade 21, Cph K; Tue & Thu, 14:30; tickets: 250kr; reservations: or call 5012 3645 Explore Torvhallerne Copenhagen’s magnificent food hall, on this twohour guided tour, which offers tastings from many stallholders as an added perk. The guides will explain the background and history of the various products on sale and happily adapt tours to suit each group’s interest. Tours are held in Danish and English. JH

BEER TOUR AT CARLSBERG Jacobsen Brewery & Bar, GL Carlsberg Vej 11, Cph V; Fri 17:00-18:30; tickets: 95kr; reservations: www.billetnet. dk; This tour exemplifies the quintessence of Denmark. You will tour the newly modern Jacobsen Brewery while learning about the history of Old Carlsberg. Head into the usually locked and private cellars and – of course – taste a wide variety of beers. The tour ends with a surprise! AS

BAKING FOR KIDS Meyers Madhus, Nørrebrogade 52, Cph N; Thu 11:00-16:00; tickets: 595kr; The delicious baked goods at Meyer’s Madhus might soon be found in your own kitchen. Your kids can join the bakers at the famous boulangerie and learn the tricks to work with both whole wheat and cold rise dough. The warm smell of bread will abound when your kids walk away tired from kneading but skilled bakers themselves. AS

GOURMET IN THE CHOCOLATE STORE A XOXO, GL Kongevej 115, Frederiksberg; Fri & Thu 28, starting at 18:00; tickets: 1,250kr, available at venue; Having a bad day? Chocolate is always the answer. For three nights, chocolatier Jesper Rahbek will be treating you to as much chocolate as your heart can take. You will enjoy a five-course chocolate menu with paired drinks, and you might even learn a bit about the world of chocolate – like the odd-sounding but surprisingly-wonderful combination of chocolate and salt. Only 14 can dine each night, so book early! AS SERIOUSLY FRIDAY Herrernes Magasin by David K, Nørregade 20, Cph K; Fri 14:00-20:00; tickets: 150kr, available at venue; ‘The Gentlemen’s Store’ is a place of true class and aesthetic. Back in the day, the space this shop occupies was once one of the most famed publishing houses of Denmark whose

clientele included Kierkegaard and HC Andersen, and those classical elements are still clear when you walk in. This Friday, the swanky shopkeepers welcome you to envelop yourself in class with snacks like lump fish caviar, fois gras and tapas with a glass of champagne. Wear your bowtie! AS LEARN TO BAKE BREAD Meyers Madhus, Nørrebrogade 52, Cph N; Sat 12:00-14:00 & 15:00-17:00; tickets: 350kr; If there’s one thing the Danes know about – aside from how to cycle like maniacs – it’s baking bread. Now, you too can learn this intensive art. Join the bakers at Meyers Madhus for this two-hour class in which you’ll learn the basics of kneading, raising and keeping the dough at a perfect level of moisture. You’ll come away with the wisdom of baking a loaf of sourdough as well as the nice, warm one you just made. Bring a wooden spoon and mixing bowl! AS NORDIC HERRING CHAMPIONSHIP Nyhavns Færgekro, Nyhavn 5, Cph K; Sat 13:00-16:00; free adm Come and see Nordic cooking in all its glory. The third annual Herring Championship is being held in picturesque Nyhavn, so come down and see the plethora of cooking options you have with this classic favourite. Finalists will be competing, and a panel of herring experts – and enthusiasts! – will choose the best. If things get too fishy, enjoy the indoor market offering herrings, spiced brandy, beer, snacks and jazz! AS

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FISH FOR THE PEOPLE Meyers Madhus, Nørrebrogade 52, Cph N; Thu 18:30-22:30; tickets: 550kr; Have you ever wanted to sharpen your fish filleting skills? Join the chefs at Meyers Madhus and learn how to properly fillet, ridge and cook this diet staple. There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you can sit back and sip some wine after learning an invaluable skill. The ticket includes the workshop, dinner and drinks. AS PIEMONTE MEETS VESTERBRO VINSTUE Vesterbro Vinstue, Istegade 128, Cph V; every Thu in Feb, ends Feb 28, starting at 18:00; tickets: 350kr; reservations: call 3325 1080; Italy is great at making wine, so why not experience the delectable wines made in the northwestern region of Piedmonte? This new wine bar is spotlighting the velvety reds that are famed from this area. Feast on a four-course meal paired with four Piemontes at this Italian and Danish establishment. AS WINE & GRUB Silver.Spoon HQ, Linnésgade 20A,




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MUSIC KISS KISS BANG BANG Amagerbro Kvarterhuset, Jemtelandsgade 3, Cph S; Fri 20:00-22:00; tickets: 60kr; reservations: Love James Bond? Love jazz? Love a good cocktail? This is the show for you. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang are a sophisticated quartet that play decadent jazz interpretations of songs from old Bond films. The group have true stage presence, peppering the show with anecdotes from the scripts by their charming saxophonist and self-proclaimed ‘Bondologist’, Rasmus Kjærsgaard. AS PETER SOMMER Hotel Danmark, Vester Volgade 89, Cph V; Fri, starting at 21:00, doors open at 20:00; tickets: 217kr; reservations: As half of the duo Superjeg, Peter Sommer has proven that he can hold his own. The Danish soloist has already released four albums himself, the newest one just this January. Alt Forladt is more thoughtful and electronic than his previous records, and he is coming to Copenhagen to play these new songs just for you. Located in a cool underground parking garage, this show is one of the cooler ones during Wondercool’s Frost. AS PALLE MIKKELBORG & MIKE SHERIDAN Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Fri, starting at 21:00; tickets: 170kr; reservations:; www.jazzhouse. dk Mike Sheridan is known for his electronica, and Palle Mikkelborg is one of Denmark’s greatest artists. Although the two don’t seem like a natural duo to take the stage at Jazzhouse, their similar influences and ideas make this show a curiosity that seems to work. Their performance will look to express something deeper and ask the audience: “Who are we? Why are we here? How do we live harmoniously with our surroundings?” Come and enjoy a bit of musical philosophy at Jazzhouse. AS

BO KASPERS ORCHESTRA Kulturhuset Viften, Rødovre Parkvej 130, Rødovre; Fri, starting at 21:00; tickets: 320kr; reservations:; Bo Kaspers Orchestra have been around for two decades, and the announcement of their tenth album comes with an exclusive concert in Rødovre. The group combine the sounds of bossa nova, jazz and pop and set it to a purely Scandinavian sound. You’ve probably grown up listening to their songs, and this is your chance to go back to the good ol’ days. AS DAHL/PASBORG & FRIIS/WESTERHUS Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; Fri, starting at 21:00; tickets: 100kr; A two-in-one musical event is sure to be a great way to spend a snowy Friday night. Enjoy the duo of jazz pianist Carsten Dahl and clever drummer Stefan Pasborg as they combine to bring you classic yet brilliant jazzy tunes. Then, Maria Laurette Friis takes the stage with Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus. Friis, a Danish experimental singer, will wow with her intriguing and captivating vocals. AS TRIO ANDROMEDA Café Retro, Knabrostræde 26, Cph K; Fri 21:00-23:00; free adm; This free evening at the hyggeligt Café Retro brings you Trio Andromeda, a group that mixes contemporary sounds with freehand jazz. The music blends in a way to create an atmosphere of whimsy. Both new and old are combined as Trio Andromeda replace a bass with a tuba to create a more fun and brassy sound. What do you have to lose except the February blues? AS CARSTEN DAHL SOLO Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Cph Ø; Sat, starting at 20:00; tickets: 95kr; reservations:; Casten Dahl does not give easily definable performances. His music does not fall under one genre, nor does he limit himself to a sin-

gle style. This performance is sure to include a variety of sounds, from bebop and improv to more classically European and world sounds. The Dane never took a fancy to the piano during his education, but the instrument is now his weapon of choice. Come and see his effortlessly ever-changing style. AS HESS/AC/HESS SPACELAB CaféScenen, Skindergade 3, Cph K; Fri & Sat 21:00, doors open at 20:00 & Sun 15:00, doors open at 14:00; tickets: 75kr, available at venue; The trio composed of Nikolaj Hess, Anders Christensen and Mikkel Hess have come together thanks to a shared childhood in Vejle and a love of music. Spacelab is the brainchild of the three musicians, and the sound evokes deeply energetic sounds, improv and hypnotic, melancholic sounds. The atmosphere is truly trance-y and beautiful. The venue is perfect for their interesting and unique sounds. AS MARC JOHNSON Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Sat, starting at 21:00; tickets: 320kr; reservations:; American Marc Johnson brings the double bass when he comes to Copenhagen to play tracks from his recently-released album, Swept Away. Joining him are Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias and American drummer Joe LaBarbera. This trio is sure to produce some of the purest jazz sounds all February. Be sure to snap up tickets quickly! Johnson has been known to sell out very quickly! AS BLOMMEKALASET & PISTOL NUMBER 9 Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; Sat, starting at 21:30; tickets: 80kr; Part of the Frost line-up is this double-header. Blommekalaset will flash you back to the ‘60s with their poetic lyrics and beat style, taking inspiration from the Danish poet Eik Skaløe.

This lyrical style of music will transport you to a world you thought you’d never experience. Pistol Number 9, on the other hand, is an improv group with electro-acoustic sounds. Five women comprise this group, and they bring a musical sound that is both melodic and wild. Their signature sound is created with much distortion of classic instruments, and it will bring forth a lovely sound out of its apparent chaos. AS BALOJI Global, Nørre Alle 7, Cph N; Sat, starting at 22:00, doors open at 21:00; tickets: 80kr presale, 90kr available at venue; reservations:; www. His name means ‘wizard’ in Swahili, and his music will not disappoint that monicker. Born in the Congo, Baloji grew up in Belgium and lived a chaotic and troubled life. In the end, it was his music that got him off the wrong side of the street. His sound combines rap, hip-hop, soul and jazz with African music genres such as soukous and rumba. He came to Roskilde last year and established a great fan-base in Scandinavia, and he looks to continue that when he plays this weekend in Copenhagen. AS JAKOB BRO AND TRIO Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, Cph S; Sun 15:00-17:00; tickets: 100kr, available at venue; Jakob Bro is a Danish guitarist with flair. With his international trip, Bro takes the stage at Kulturhuset as they are about to record a new album this coming spring. Come and hear the Dane, Norwegian and American play in harmony this Sunday afternoon. AS EFTERKLANG Store Vega, Enghavevej 40, Cph V; Sun 20:0023:00; tickets: 200kr; reservations: DieselHouse, Elværksvej 50, Cph SW; Mon, starting at 21:00; tickets: 150kr; reservations:

call 3254 0227 Café Teatret, Skindergade 3, Cph K; Thu, starting at 19:30; tickets: 177kr; reservations: Efterklang will play their first concert of Frost at the supercool stage at Store Vega, and you can see them playing at DieselHouse, a venue built around a gigantic B&W diesel engine from 1932, the following evening. Lastly, Thursday night will bring Efterklang to Copenhagen’s centre at CaféTeatret. You’ll hear tracks from their latest album Piramida. The six-man band has an indie-rock sound that hints at dream pop and electronica. Each concert will have a different feel, but each will be equally as talented and fun! AS JASON MORAN BANDWAGON Jazzhouse, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, Cph K; Sun, starting at 21:00; tickets: 240kr; reservations:; www.jazzhouse. dk If you’re craving some American jazz, this is where you’ll want to be on Sunday evening. Pianist Jason Moran, drummer Nasheet Waiuts and bassist Tarus Mateen are a trio that have created a big musical compendium from which to draw. Their exploratory and creative jazz sounds have built them up to be some of the best musicians around. The sound is a mix that hits somewhere in the middle of Schubert, hip-hop and art. AS JACOB BELLENS & SCHULTZ AND FOREVER Copenhagen Piano, Bredgade 6, Cph K; Wed 20:00-23:00; tickets: 147kr; reservations:; Fresh off a solo debut this November, Jacob Bellens is ready to impress his fans. His warm voice has made Bellens one of the most distinct voices on the Danish rock scene. The special venue of Copenhagen Piano emphasises his songwriting talent, and his performance will be bolstered by the rising talent of 18-year-old Jonathan Schultz. This intimate concert is not one you want to miss. AS


Wondercool | Feb 15-21  

Cultural cOPENhagen heats up in February

Wondercool | Feb 15-21  

Cultural cOPENhagen heats up in February