Copenhagen Blues Festival 2010
Copenhagen Blues Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with five days br>
of world class blues. From Sept. 29th and for the next 5 days, the festival offers br>
an abundance of great international and homegrown blues acts - 70 concerts br>
at 23 venues all over town.
The festival opens with a blast of a blues concert with the absolute top of the
Danish blues scene - the recipients of the festival’s annual award, 'Danish Blues
Musician of the Year' - 8 concerts in one !
Early in the evening, the recipient of this year’s award is presented in a
special ceremony, followed by the release of the festival's Vol. 5 in the
CD series, "The Copenhagen Blues Sessions".
(Find more about the award and the the CD project in the menu to the left) The entire show is filmed by the Danish national TV for a
documentary about Danish blues.
The anniversary edition of the festival is the biggest Blues event in Copenhagen ever,
and the line-up is a worthy tribute to the Blues, looking back on tradition, and looking
to the future as well. Among the international acts are:
Walter Wolfman Washington & The Roadmasters with his funky New Orleans blues,
Zakiya Hooker, the daughter of blues icon John Lee Hookers, a whole parade
of great guitar players: Walter Trout, Omar Dykes, Popa Chubby, Memo Gonzales,
the two Paris based African musicians Amar Sundy and Roland Tchakounte,
world famous gospel star Lillian Boutté from New Orleans, California's Nathan
James, and not least, Canadian JW Jones, here in partnership with Little Charlie Baty,
former frontman of Little Charlie & The Nightcats.
As always, Copenhagen Blues Festival makes a special effort on behalf of the Danish
blues scene. This year's festival presents a whole army of great, Danish blues men
and women, for instance Mamas Blues Joint, Cph Slim, The Young Comets,
The Healers, Risager & Balsgaard, Secondhand Bluesband, The Fried Okra,
Peter Brander Band, Lars Hybel, H.P. Lange & Delta Connection, Ladies Sing
the Blues, Dale Smith Blues Band, René Evald & Poor Folks, Lea Thorlann
& the Spicey Gang, Troels Jensen and many more.
The festival’s collaboration with Roedovre Centrum
continues, this year with 8 short, free afternoon
blues concerts at the main stage, the 'Festplads'
- admittance free.
Most acts can also be heard at venues around town
during the festival week, this year it is:
Nathan James & Peter Nande Band,
Lothar, Nande & Sjöblom, Ole Frimer Trio,
Zakiya Hooker, JW Jones Band, Lillian Boutté
& Kenn Lending Band, Nisse Thorbjørn and
Mama's Blues Joint.
For the traditional Sunday gospel concert, the festival, once again, has invited
Lillian Boutté to perform her top notch New Orleans gospel music at Christian's Church.
Note ! Buy tickets for the gospel concert at the church
entrance from ½ hour before the concert at 3 pm, or
make your reservations using the festival’s e-mail:
Another Sunday church event is the Blues sermon at Grundtvig Church on the theme
'The Healing Power of the Blues', and a concert with Troels Jensen, H.P. Lange and
More Sunday Blues - blues brunch at Qualityworld with the Swedish roots duo
Grahn & Malm, and as always, the traditional acoustic Roots'n'Blues Jam at
Mojo to end the blues fest 2010.
Over the years Copenhagen Blues Festival has tried to present the Blues at it's best, in all styles, shapes and forms,
with a good blend of acoustic and electric blues, of seasoned, traditional artists and young, talented newcomers.
Looking back at the first 10 years, some special, memorable festival moments stand out:
John Hammond, Magic Slim, Otis Grand, Bobby Rush, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, last year's great Chicago theme
with Mud Morganfield, Eddie Clearwater, Deitra Farr and Jimmy Johnson, and many others.
We hope to create many more memorable blues moments over the next 10 years !
Enjoy the anniversary !
The Festival board wishes to thank everyone,
who contributes in making this festival possible.
Thanks to our sponsors and partners,
to our many venues around town,
and to members, co-workers and volunteers.