COPENHAGEN BLUES FESTIVAL 2017
17th edition Oct.. 24th - 29th 2017
It's autumn, and once again, it’s time for "Blue Copenhagen".
From Tuesday Oct. 24th until Sunday 29th Blues is the name of the game all over
the city, and we’re inviting all blues fans to visit the city's many clubs and venues for a
week of world class international blues, as well as some of the best homegrown blues.
The festival ambition is to cover all blues style variations in the best possible way, and to
present The Blues in a fine balance between tradition and new expressions.
So, as always, you'll find seasoned blues veterans performing alongside some talented
young artists, who’ll carry the torch and it’s blue flame into the future.
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2017
See the programme plan in the Menu, top left - click each concert for info about bands,
venues, prices and on-line ticket sale.
See the printed festival catalogue - in Danish only - click top right picture.
See videoes below with some of the festivals international acts.
Also this year the festival opens with a music film at Cinemateket. Jimi Hendrix - 1942-70 - is widely recognized as one of the greatest guitarists
of all times. This November he could have celebrated his 75 years birthday,
and we pay tribute to him and his music by showing ”A Film About Jimi Hendrix”.
The film was made in 1973, just 3 years after Hendrix's untimely death in 1970.
It gives a most interesting description of the legend, who had, and still has,such
a great impact on the music scene, particularly on blues- and rock guitarists.
This early rocumentary is worth seeing for Jimi's performances from Ready Steady
Go Show, Monterey, Woodstock, The Marquee Club, Fillmore East and Isle of Wight.
Besides, you'll hear what his contemporaries have to say about him, Eric Clapton,
Mitch Mitchell, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Pete Townsend, Buddy Miles and others.
Don't miss a rare opportunity to see this great icon and his awesome music.
Another great music anniversary worth mentioning is
John Lee Hooker's 100th birthday on August 22nd this year.
He was born and raised in Tutwiler, Mississippi, ran away from home
at age 14 and ended up in Detroit. He electrified his Delta blues and
developed his famous 'country boogie' beat', which eventually earned
him the royal title "King of the Boogie".
“The Hook” made his first recording, "Boogie Chillun”, in 1948, which
sold a million copies.!
The British Rhythm'n'Blues scene was heavily influenced by John Lee's
music, and the 'British Invasion' in the 60'ies contributed strongly to the
popularity and proliferation of the Blues in the years that followed.
Must see international acts this year:
"Blind Boy" Paxton - Bartof Café Wednesday
the traditional pre-war blues, as they played it back then !
Corey Harris - Mojo Thursday,
"The old bluesmen would have tipped their hat to him"
The Duke Robillard Band - Bartof Station Thursday
Duke is one of the greatest blues guitarists in the world today.
Super tight blues with a touch of jazzy guitar licks
EB Davis & the Superband - Bartof Station Friday
"Ambassador of the Blues" and his amazing, European based top class soul and blues cats.
Baskery - Mojo Friday
americana music - ”Banjo-punk”, ”mad-country” or ”killbilly”
Ida Bang & the Blues Tears - KU.BE at Frederiksberg Saturday
One of Sweden's most exiting young and up-coming blues-rock acts.
Enrico Crivellaro - with his local buddy,
Cph Slim, at several clubs around town.
Miriam Mandipira - last year's blues award recipient
performs at several clubs around town.
Jonny Lang - Amager Bio Sunday
Jonny Lang on his solo-tour with his new CD, "Signs"
As usual, the city is crawling with Danish Blues
in all styles, forms, shapes and sizes:
Delta Blues Band, Billy Cross, Esben Just, Aske Jacoby, Nina Massara,
Troels Jensen & Miriam Mandipira, Oscar Mukherjee, Nisse Thorbjorn,
Sahra da Silva & the Funky Fellas, Chris Grey & the BlueSpand, Krolle
Erik's Blues Band, Lea Thorlann & the Spicy Gang, Hans Knudsen &
Christian Bundgaard and many more.
The festival's annual blues award, "Danish Blues Artist of the Year"
is presented Thursday night at Mojo. Admission is free, but only after the Corey Harris concert.
The award is sponsored by the festival, Amager Bio and Mojo.
See all previous award recipients since 2002 in the menu top left.
See videoed from the award ceremonies the last couple of years on
our Facebook page - click the FB icon left.
We wish everyone
a great Blues Festival !
See you there.
Arne Jaegergaard Chairman
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
and not least to all the great musicians !
Listen to Radio Blues Time and Radio Jazz.
Copy streaming links to your browser.
Radio Blues Time - every Monday at 6 pm > http://www.ch-radio.dk/netradio Radio Jazz - every second Tuesday at 10 pm > http://www.radiojazz.dk