• "Chappe" 25th anniversary

    30th of August 2016 · tags:

    August 15 it was 25 years ago associate professor Jens Christian "Chappe" Jensen began as a lecturer at the Academy. This will be celebrated with a reception at the Academy immediately after the concert with Blood Sweat Drum + Bass feat. Palle Mikkelborg Thursday 1 September at 8:00 pm in Rhythmic Hall, Concert Hall Aarhus. The concert is organized by Aarhus Jazz Society in connection with Mikkelborg's 75th birthday.

    The Big band Blood Sweat Drum + Bass is a good example of Chappe's diverse and pervasive activities. The band consists of former Academy students, with Chappe as permanent conductor and arranger, and has released several acclaimed CDs. With this orchestra Chappe has expanded the boundaries of what you can do with a modern big band.

    In 2009 Chappe arranged a new version of Palle Mikkelborg’s tribute to Miles Davis, "Aura", from 1984, and in 2013 the Academy’s big band played music by both Mikkelborg and Chappe at a concert on the occasion of Palle Mikkelborg's appointment as honorary professor.

    Jens Christian "Chappe" Jensen teaches primarily ensemble conducting and arrangement. Besides the orchestras at the Academy and Blood Sweat Drum + Bass, Chappe also has arranged for DR Big Band and Klüver's Big Band. As a performing musician Chappe has played with Klüvers and Peder Pedersen Big Band, with Henning Stærk, Lis Sørensen and many, many others.

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