Welcome to the website of Jan Kaspersen.
You will find biography, diskography, quotations from press
reviews, calendar with locations where Jan
Kaspersen are playing and more. And links for purchasing Kaspersen
CDs and sheet music from a bunch of his recorded compositions. It
is also possible to downloade PR photos from this site.
"A clever and boisterous improviser and group leader the
Copenhagen-born Kaspersen is a bright light in his native jazz."
Richard Cook. Encyclopedia of Jazz.
"Marvellous records from a Dane whose music is a beautifully
personal inventive and humorous responce to the particular
influence of Thelonious Monk." The Penguide Guide to Jazz.
" Kaspersens "Memo to the Moon" rose in this reviews opinion
from unpredictable dark horse to early candidate for BIg Band Jazz
of the year. Highly recommended." Jack Bowers - ALL ABOUT JAZZ.
March 28. 2012.
A Good Time in the Montmartre
At the The Ben Webster price-party on the march 28, the night
after Websters 103 years birthday, Mr. Jan Kaspersen received the
price for 25.000 in a thankful mood and returned the honour by
playing 'All Too Soon' - a Webster-classic - solo before his sextet
entered the stage and gave other numbers related to
Webster/Elling-ton. After that he played compositions from his
brand new CD 'Black Rabbit Suite' which represent a new road for
Kaspersens musical directions. The band consisted of Christina von
Bülow, as, Jakob Dinesen, ts, Lis Wessberg, trb, and his old
compatriots Peter Danstrup, b, and Ole Rømer, dr. Kaspersens second
set really caught fire and the audience responded by getting up for
a dance in the final number 'Purple Gazelle' by Ellington.Henrik
Iversen motivated the Foundations choice this year by respecting
the many years Kaspersen uncompromised has developed his music,
heavenly inspired by Monk, Ellington and Mingus. He has brought the
good dissonance out to the farthest places, and created a unique
sound of jazz in this hemisphere.
Jan Kaspersen will recive The Ben Webster Prize 2012 on the 28th
of Marts at 8.30 pm in a concert with his sextet in Jazzhus
Montmartre, Copenhagen. Buy tickets : www.jazzhusmontmartre.dk
1. nov. 2011
New CD out now : Jan Kaspersen Sextet : " Black Rabbit Suite ".
Relesed on Olufsen Records DOCD 5770 ( www.classicorecords.dk)
June. 26, 2011
New CD coming up in the fall 2011 on Olufsen Records : Jan
Kaspersen Sextet "Black Rabbit Suite" w. Christina Von Bülow, Jakob
Dinesen, Mads Hyhne, Nils Bo Davidsen & Ole Rømer. The CD
contains eleven new Kaspersen compositions never recorded
New CD: Suzanne Brøgger - Jan Kaspersen : "Jiving in Kalamazoo"
with Christina Von Bülow, Daniel Franck and Frands Rifbjerg. 11
songs by Brøgger ( lyrics) and Kaspersen (music) in the american
Dec. 8th, 2009
New CD release: Jan Kaspersen SaxChase: "HAPPY AS A FLOWER"
feat. Henrik Sveidahl, Simon Spang-Hanssen, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard,
Peter Danstrup & Ole Rømer.
10 compositions and arrangments by Kaspersen recorded for the
first time. Music with inspiration from among others Lee Konitz,
Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Hermeto Pascoal, Roland Kirk, Charles
Lloyd, Yusef Lateef, Monk and Ellington.