Jazz Five

Energizing Danish Quintet

The vibrant quintet from Denmark “Jazz Five” are other guests of the jazz festival this year. On June 7-9, on the stage of the festival in the cruise ship terminal, the Danish band will shake the city of Klaipeda. Jazz Five takes the audience to modern day New Orleans and delivers a unique show with funky second line grooves, blues, shuffle and jazz`n`roll flavored with an exclusive Nordic spice. “The members of the quintet are called the true ambassadors of modern-day New Orleans music in Denmark, hoping to warm their native Nordic country with the spirit of the world jazz capital. I believe that the saxophonists Johan Bylling Lang and Jeppe Zach, the band's vocalist, together with the bass guitar virtuoso John Starcke, drummer Stefan Anderson and keyboards master Esben Hillig will flood the audience of the festival in Klaipeda with a wave of hot energy”, says Inga Grubliauskienė, the president of Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival. Jazz Five was formed in 1996 and since have played over 1000 concerts from British Columbia, to Bornholm and all the way to South Korea in 2013. In 2014 and 2016 Jazz Five received a Danish Music Award Jazz as best "Jazz For Kids" Band. Whether we are talking festivals, jazz clubs or other arrangements, Jazz Five always projects overwhelming charisma. The band is a non-stop swinging sweat dripping party machine that invites the listener to Mardi Gras in New Orleans and delivers a world class show. Jazz Five has released five albums their 5th album being called “Belleville Street”. Recorded in New Orleans, the album is a true mixture of the bohemian sound of Mardi Gras music, street brass band, an intimate jazz club and Sunday gospel in church, united with Jazz Five’s style. The album received great reviews from Danish critics.