Meet the passionate people behind Jazzhus Montmartre.
Montmartre is run by part-time staff and unpaid volunteers. We are a non-profit institution with a mission to present the best jazz on the globe in an intimate setting at the original historic venue where the Montmartre adventure began back in 1959. Join us at the legendary address of Store Regnegade 19A, downtown Copenhagen, for a great night out.
Jan Lundgren, Artistic Director
Jan Lundgren is a renowned Swedish jazz pianist and composer who was raised in Ronneby in the south of Sweden. He began learning the piano at the age of five, and moved to Malmö in 1986 to study at the Academy of Music. He graduated in 1991 and later became a lecturer at the Academy. Lundgren has based in Ystad, on Sweden’s southern coast, since 2005, and is also artistic director of Ystad Jazz Festival. Lundgren is seen as one of the best pianists on the European jazz scene, and is published by the famous jazz label ACT.
Jonathan Bremer, Producer of the "Upcoming Jazz" series on Tuesdays.
Jonathan Bremer is a Danish bassist, who has been in the spotlight of the Danish jazzscene since he in 2010 when he was hired by Montmartre as a house bassplayer. Since then his career has taken off. Bremer has released two albums with the band Surf in Stereo (with whom he won the prestigious Ung Jazz Award as a 17-year old) and two records with pianist Niels Lan Doky's trio. He has played with people like Gino Vannelli, David Sanborn and many others. Bremer is experimenting with mixing acoustic music with elements of electronica and dub, which shows the double bass from a new angle. In these projects he has worked with artists such as Mike Sheridan, Mikkel Metal and Palle Mikkelborg. He is also the co-founder of the jazz record label "Unity Rec" publishing young talented jazz musicians in analouge recordings on vinyl LPs.
Mathæus Bech, Curator of the "Folk Wednesdays" at Montmartre (beginning autumn 2017)
Mathæus Bech is Danish bassist with a BA from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He plays a Ruebner double bass, and he is frequently performing with Harald Haugaard, Helene Blum and Mynsterland, a 12 member folk band awarded a Danish Music Award recently as "talent newcomer" of the year. Mathæus has recently released a new album with his duo "Sebastian & Mathæus" titled Ind/Udgang. Besides being a performing artist he's also the founder of the acoustic recording company "Bech Rec" specialised in live recording of acoustic music.
Daily Operational Management
Daily leader / Deputy Head of Jazzhus Montmartre (member of the management team)
Tanya Schurter Deutschbein
Head of Finance (member of the management team)
Rune Bech, Founder & CEO
Rune is a former foreign correspondent with Politiken and a serial entrepreneur behind companies like NetDoktor and Liva Healthcare. He initiated the re-opening of Montmartre in May 2010 as a passion project.
Duty Managers (producers)
Duty manager, venue
Duty manager, stage & sound
Duty manager, ticket sales and customer service
Nicolas Larsen Villamil
Duty manager, social media and marketing
Artist coordinator and Deputy Head of the club
Dan Henning Jensen
Daniel A. Ackermann
Eva Nina Wandall
Kåre Videbæk Christensen
Want to join us as a volunteer?
How about joining the team of students volunteering 1-2 nights a month at Jazzhus Montmartre assisting visiting artists and guests?
We are looking for young jazz lovers who would like to be part of the Montmartre family. Montmartre is mainly run by volunteers. We make sure that our guests and artists have a great time. As we are a non-profit organisation running on a shoe string budget, we can not pay a traditional salary. However we offer great experiences in the coolest jazz club in Copenhagen plus a generous voucher for the bar when you are on duty.
And most importantly; you get to meet some of the world's best jazz artists and hear some of the greatest jazz on the globe.
You must be able to commit at least two concert nights per month and love to be around other people. If you are interested in hearing more please send a mail with information about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org.