Who would have thought!

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So the last couple of months I have been composing 2 pieces of music for church organ. A new experience, and quite fun actually! And I've had to learn to play them as well, as they are to be premiered on March 23 at Christianskirken, in Berlin. Getting real good use of my old classical piano playing skills now!!!  If you want to listen from your bed, click here

 

New Album: So Many Roads

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Now it is here - almost!

My new album So Many Roads, which we recorded with Double Life in the fall, is released online next week, February 18, and the physical street date is April 8. 

So Many Roads was, and is, a real journey! It is one long composition from beginning to end, although the printed copies will have 6 indexed tracks, for the listener to orientate between. 

I am really excited to get this music out. It is not a follow-up to Best of the West, it is it's totally own. The music grew out of my life, it does not have any philosophical idea behind it or theme to it, it is a description of real human experience(s), or a transformation of the same.

Check it out on the MUSIC page under Double Life, and pre-order a CD to secure your copy if you are curios.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it!

Anne Mette 

The BJU Ensemble

Just back from Spain, where the BJU Ensemble had a GREAT tour, with concerts in Valencia, Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona. We played the music from our album 'A Portrait of Brooklyn' and it was more than fun and rewarding, exciting and awesome, to see and hear the music develop and the band grow every night. And we got the impression we were not the only ones loving it:)

During the week we also gave a masterclass at Taller de Musics in Barcelona, and everywhere we got new freinds and are looking so much forward to the next time we go on the road, in Spain and to other countries in Europe. Planning is in the works and pictures up soon.

Keep checking in!

Double Life Recording

Read more...It must be time, now, to tell you a little bit about the recent recording with Double Life. We, AMI Quartet, or should I say AMI quintet as we had the great pleasure of playing with trombonist Peter Dahlgren join us for this project, plus the string quartet 4Corners; spent 6 days together, in Copenhagen, DK, to rehearse and record  the new piece of music I have been writing on, - in selected periods -, over the last 4 years. It was really great fun, and we all enjoy each others musical company, and friendship, so much, that how could it not be fun!  And I am simply just thrilled to have these 8 excellent musicians performing my music!!! The warmth, the richness, the playfulness, the depth, the energy, and so on....they put it all into the music, and make it live. 

Now, a few weeks later, I am listening to the takes from the studio. First of all: they sound good! And second: it sounds like it will be easy to select and mix this album, which is great and meaning we probably can expect to release by February 2014. 

We also played a couple of quintet concerts while we were there. One in Copenhagen, at a sweet new venue: Amagerbro Jazz and one in Helsingborg, produced by the society Jazz i Helsingborg. Those too were great, and really fun. Peter and his trombone is a great addition to my quartet music as well. I might have to consider putting out a quintet album also!  

Stay tunes here - I will give you opdates as we go along. And maybe I can even find some good pics for you. Until then, Anne Mette

BJU Ensemble Tour of Spain

More good news!

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The Brooklyn Jazz underground Ensemble has confirmed a tour of Spain in December 2013. Look out for us in Valencia, Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona:)

Count down

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Countdown starts today for the upcoming Double Life project. In exactly a week we will meet in Copenhagen to rehearse and record the new album with Double Life and trombonist Peter Dahlgren. And I can not wait!!! 

And for all of you in the area, we are also playing two concerts with my quartet from NYC and with guest Peter Dahlgren. Friday evening, Sept 27, at Kvarterhuset, Amagerbro Jazz in Copenhagen, and Saturday afternoon, Sept 28, at Cafe Annorledos, Jazz i Helsingborg, in Helsingborgm Sweden. The details are listed in the calendar.  

Romantic meets Jazz

Read more...This coming weekend I am playing two concerts in Berlin.

In collaboration with the choirs from Kirche Herz Jesu Tegel, professionel soloists, professionel string players and a small student string orchestra, we will perform pieces by Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy and new music that I have written. 

This is a really special setting, an honor and a unique experience for me, to be programmed alongside a master like Mendelsohn. I hope some of you will be able to check it out.

There are two chances; Saturday and Sunday, and you can find the details under the Live tab.

Double Life

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Three weeks before the recording and the music is done! Really looking forward to this; to play with 4Corners and the amazing Peter Dahlgren again. It has been too long:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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