A live online performance from the virtual Copenhagen Summer Jazz 2020  Summer Jazz 2020

To celebrate this summer´s virtual Copenhagen Summer Jazz 2020, Bang & Olufsen is bringing you two tribute concerts live on YouTube. A group of premiere jazz musicians from Denmark will perform unique tributes to legendary musicians Aretha Franklin and David Bowie.

Copenhagen Summer Jazz 2020

Music moves us. We use it to inspire ourselves, motivate ourselves, and to relax. It’s there for all the important moments of our lives: to help us come together, to celebrate, to remember, to love. In a way, it is the most human thing we do, making and enjoying music. Bang & Olufsen’s live music series celebrates that spirit.

Bang & Olufsen presents Copenhagen Summer Jazz 2020, featuring Benjamin Koppel & Friends - CELEBRATI NG ARETHA with Karen Mukupa, Kaya Brüel, Maria Montell, Marie Carmen Koppel and Szhirley Band: Jesper Bodilsen, Søren Bebe, Espen Laub von Lilienskjold. Five of the biggest Danish female singers celebrate the late, great Aretha Franklin with songs from her versatile repertoire through five decades, presented in groovy, new jazz-arrangements. The concert will take place on Friday 3rd.

To close the Festival, another ensamble featuring Mark Linn, Christian Hjelm, Michael Møller, Benjamin Koppel, BANDANE and a string quartet will perform a tribute to David Bowie on Saturday, July 11th.

Benjamin Koppel portrait

Danish saxophonist and composer
Benjamin Koppel

Benjamin Koppel is one of the most award-winning musicians of his generation, known for his versatility and virtuosity. Koppel’s musical background is deeply rooted in his family. He is the grandson of famous Danish classic composer Herman D. Koppel, and the son of musician and composer Anders Koppel, who had a great success worldwide with the band Savage Rose and is well known for being the greatest Danish beat musician of his generation. Benjamin formed his first band, when he was 15 years old, and has released more than 50 recordings as a leader/soloist. The variety of his musical collaborations is wide, and has established him as a sought after musician internationally, working with the biggest names in jazz, from Brian Blade to Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Paul Bley and many others.

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