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23Apr
Premium
Thursday, April 23 at 20.00 (8 PM)

Don Menza Quartet (Cancelled)

“Premium” is Montmartre’s series of rare intimate concerts with jazz giants that you cannot normally meet on small intimate stages. These concerts are priced above the normal tickets to cover costs and travel for these heavy-weights.
Don Menza (Tenor Sax / US)Ben Besiakov (Piano / DK)Daniel Franck (Bass / SE)Bernd Reiter (Drums / AT)

Saxophone legend Don Menza was born in Buffalo, New York April 22 1936 and therefore celebrates his 84th birthday this evening at Montmartre! Menza has appeared as soloist and arranger in a wide range of acknowledged orchestras during his career; Maynard Ferguson’s Orchestra and Buddy Rich’s 1968 Big Band plus Elvin Jones and Louie Belssons bands among others. Additionally, he has recorded with musical icons such as Keely Smith, Natalie Cole, Pat Boone and Leonard Cohen. Besides of being a fantastic saxophonist Menza’s compositional abilities have given rise to songs as “Groovin’ Hard” and “Time Check” becoming part of the standard repertoire in jazz programs at universities and colleges worldwide.

For many years Menza have worked together with the Austrian drummer Bernd Reiter, who have collaborations with Kirk Lightsey, Harold Mabern and Steve Grossman under his belt. Menza and Reiter share the stage with Danish musicians; pianist Ben Besiakob and bassist Daniel Franck, who together create the perfect set-up for an unforgettable night at Montmartre. We are looking forward to energetic, soulful and swinging music at the highest level!

Students/under 26: 50% off

Our restaurant is open before the concert.

Saxofon-legenden Don Menza blev født i Buffalo, New York d. 22. april 1936 og fejrer dermed sin 84-års fødselsdag denne aften på Montmartre! Menza har figureret som solist og arrangør i en lang række anerkendte orkestre i løbet af sin karriere, der blandt andre tæller Maynard Ferguson’s Orchestra og Buddy Rich’s 1968 Big Band samt Elvin Jones og Louie Belssons bands. Derudover har han indspillet med store musikalske ikoner som Keely Smith, Natalie Cole, Pat Boone og Leonard Cohen. Udover at være en fantastisk saxofonist har hans kompositoriske evner ført til, at sange som ”Groovin’ Hard” og ”Time Check” er blevet en del af standardrepertoiret i jazzprogrammer på universiteter over hele verdenen.

Menza har i mange år spillet sammen med den østrigske trommeslager Bernd Reiter, der har samarbejder med Kirk Lightsey, Harold Mabern og Steve Grossman med sig i bagagen. Menza og Reiter deler scenen med danske musikere; pianist Ben Besiakob og bassist Daniel Franck, der tilsammen danner den perfekte ramme om en uforglemmelig aften på Montmartre. Vi kan se frem til energisk, sjælfuld og swingende musik på højeste niveau!

Studerende/under 26: 50 % rabat

Restauranten er åben inden koncerten.

Apr 23Thu
20.00 (Doors 18.00) DKK 295,-
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IMPORTANT: You will need to book a table and buy a ticket in two separate steps above if you want both to dine and attend a concert.

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