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Jazzin' Around Christmas

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The Danish Radio Big Band
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Jazzin’ Around Christmas

Danish Radio Big Band/ Conducted by Dennis Mackrel

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The 19 top-tuned musicians of The DR Big Band represent a flagship in Danish jazz. Every year since 1964 they have been offering musical experiences ranging over classic bigband-jazz, soft ballads and contemporary music. Their brand new Christmas album is no exception. It gives you ten classics in smooth arrangements and one new tune composed by Mads Mathias. All songs are performed by Danish and international artists.

You may enjoy the American star singer Curtis Stigers as he interprets It´s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, our own Sinne Eeg charming her way through Jingle Bells, the jazzdiva Cæcilie Norby on the seductive Snowfall, or dig the young Norwegian singer Mimi Terris as she unfolds her talent on It´s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

As a finishing touch, the album closes with the beloved sounds of trumpet legend Palle Mikkelborg in Harline-Washington’s When You Wish upon a Star. It´s bound to be a jazzy Christmas!


DR BIG Band Tourplan

December 2016

1.12 Tobakken, Esbjerg

2.12 Jazz6000/Godset, Kolding

3.12 Frokostjazzen, Silkeborg

4.12 Kulturhus, Svendborg

7.12 Gjethuset, Frederiksværk

8.12 Kulturværftet, Helsingør

9.12 Elværket, Holbæk

10.12 DR Koncerthuset, København

11.12 DR Koncerthuset, København

14.12 Bastionen, Nyborg

16.12 Musikforeningen Bygningen, Køge

17.12 Stars, Vordingborg



Danish Radio Big Band

Conducted by Dennis Mackrel


- Bobo Moreno

- Sinne Eeg

- Ola Onabulé

- Curtis Stigers

- Lisa Nilsson

- Mads Mathias

- Mimi Terris

- Miriam Mandipira

- Cæcilie Norby

- Niels HP

and Palle Mikkelborg


Jazz Weekly

"Conducted by Dennis Mackrel, the Danish Radio Big Band delivers swinging charts along with some seasonal solos and vocals. Sinne Eeg is fun and buoyant on “ Jingle Bells” while Mads Mathias revs up the obscure “Chop Chop (The Xmas Tree)” along with Hans Ulrik’s tenor sax. Curtis Stigers is sleigh ride smooth on “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” while Bobo Moreno’s “I’ll Be  Home For Christmas” teams well with Karl-Martin Almqvist’s tenor. The band is fun without being irreverent, and the closing “When You Wish Upon A Star” with Palle Mikkelborg joined by Henrik Gunde on piano will satisfy fans of Disney and Nativity."

- George Harris


"The well-playing DR Big Band is hosting a glorious Christmas party led by Dennis Mackrel. The orchestra plays it tight, cool and confident and the arrangements are spot on."

- Henrik Palle

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