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Festival 2019

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Nellie Tiger Travis [US/S]
BETA - Sunday Oct. 28th 3 am - Adm. 215 kr. - Tickets: Ticketmaster.dk

Nellie "Tiger" Travis was chosen by destiny to sing the blues. She was born in a typical small town deep in the delta of Mississippi in the early 60’s. She grew up singing gospel music and from there she has developed into a world class singer, whose music encompasses both contemporary blues and Southern soul.

Since relocating to Chicago in 1992, Nellie blossomed as a blues force to be reckoned with, singing throughout the Chicago area and all over the US. In November 2009 Nellie was crowned the New Queen Of The Blues for Chicago by Bluesman and WVON radio personality Purvis Spann, who previously had bestowed that honor on Ms. KoKo Taylor.

KoKo was a mentor and friend to Nellie, and when she passed in early 2009 Nellie used her songwriting skills to write and record a tribute to her friend entitled “KoKo” (Queen Of The Blues). This soulful tune was also performed and used to eulogize Koko as part of her last rites and is on Nellie’s "I’m Goin’ Out Tonight" album.

Nellie now fronts one of the tightest Chicago Blues bands found anywhere in the world, The Men in Black, comprised of the best musicians from Chicago’s Blues scene. Her shows in the city are packed, rollicking parties. Nellie Travis has headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and at festivals and clubs around the world.

From Japan, Greece, Italy, Germany, Brazil, all the way back to her home in Mississippi, Nellie knocks out audiences with her powerful vocals and irresistible stage charisma. She’s a permanent headlining personality at Chicago’s most successful blues clubs, The Kingston Mines, Buddy Guy’s Legends and Blue Chicago where she continues to pack them in.

She has shared the stage with such legendary greats as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Gladys Knight, and Ronnie Baker Brooks just to name a few. Her influences are powerful performers like Big Mama Thornton, KoKo Taylor (of course) and Etta James.

Her cousin came up with the nickname "Tiger", which aptly describes her intense, feline vocal style as well as her feisty, independent personality. Not content to merely stand on the stage and sing, she keeps the room alive, often leaving the bandstand to get people involved in the show. It's not unusual for surprised audience members to find themselves with a microphone in the front of them or dancing on the bandstand.

We are extremely proud to present Nellie "Tiger" Travis here at the Copenhagen Blues Festival. It will be a Sunday afternoon to remember. Don't miss this !

Nellie Tiger Travis - vocals / Sverker Blomberg - guitar / Erik Moebeln Pettersson - Hammond-organ / Anders Molle Mohlin - bass / Jonathan Westling - drums


Esben Just [DK]
Bartof Café - Sunday Oct. 28th 3 pm - Adm. 60 kr. - Tickets: Billetto.dk

Esben Just has dedicated himself to the music of New Orleans,
swampy, groovy and captivating. Esben with his swinging grand
piano and engaging voice is Denmark’s best New Orleans piano
player and singer. Bartof Café once again invites you to a Sunday
afternoon in the company of a unique musician and story teller.
Come along with Esben on his guided musical tour of New Orleans,
to the edge of the seat and deep into the music.
It is advised to buy ticket in advance. this concert.

Sahra da Silva og Alain Apaloo [DK/Togo]
Mojo - Sunday Oct. 28th 9:30 pm - Adm. free

Sahra da Silva has been very successful in the last few years, including
support for Joss Stone at Amager Bio and appearances at the Copenhagen
Jazz Festival and Copenhagen Blues Festival. Led by a beautiful vocal,
the audience is taken through a wide repertoire of Soul, Blues and Jazz.
Sahra occurs in many contexts, duo with Nisse Thorbjørn, Girls Club,
and as here with Alain Apaloo from Togo.
Last day of the Blues Festival - sunday cosiness in the cool way.
It becomes souly, bluesy and interesting.



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