Celebrating Svend: Ellen & Svend Asmussen Prize at Jazzhus Montmartre
uploaded this event on January 5, 2019
Violinist Svend Asmussen (1916-2016) was an important part of Danish jazz from way back in the 1930s. His immense swing and desire to challenge himself throughout his entire career, showed a musician who never stalled and who always was in the forefront when new paths opened in music. On these events Svend Asmussen will be cheered by musicians who all cherish him dearly. Expect new interpretations of the endless line of tunes, immortalized by Svend Asmussen. From early swing over cabaret-music to lighter fusion and off course gypsy-jazz. The joint will be jumpin’!
Svend Asmussen’s widow, Ellen Asmussen will give the Ellen & Svend Asmussen Award to a promising artist, chosen in the spirit of Svend Asmussen....