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Mandagsklubben i marts

Our distinguished artist in residence in march is none other than the incredible Martin Ullitsdahl.

Martin Ullitsdahl is Multi-instrumentalist and music-conceptualist.  Member of the danish composers union since the age of 9.  Throughout his young adulthood, he toured and recorded with many different bands, besides composing for theatre and film.
His first solo-album “Prins Nitram – Bomty Bomty” was released in 2008, starring Thomas Blachman, Al Mobbs, Thøger Tetens, Frederik Thaae, Mads Hyhne, Hans Find Møller and other great musicians. The album received top-reviews, as did his many solo-performances in China, Brazil, Australia, Europe and Scandinavia. The shows were a humoristic meta-ironic stage-experiment consisting original gimmicks and top-level musicianship, somewhere between Tony Clifton and Frank Zappa.
Ullitsdahl’s musical studies points in two main directions: spontaneous songwriting (improvisation) and conceptual songwriting. Some results of these experiments has resulted in bands like «1000LAX», “The Magnetic Eagle” and «Eggs Laid By Tigers”, and other interdisciplinary works such as the fitness-ballet «Bodyblær» (CPH Royal Theatre, 2013), and DR P1’s radio-series «Nye Toner På Kroen» (inventing a new songwriting-and-radio-concept, which was later adopted in a more popular scale in shows like «sangskriver»).
It is hard to put a label on Ullitsdahl’s music, since there are no genre-borders in his universe. But once you know, you will recognize any ullitsdahl bassline, drumbeat , guitar-riff or vocal, by the intensity and soul. From the leading vocals in Django Bates Sgt Peppers-tribute, to the tethering baselines on the newest Rocqawali-album, Ullitsdahl always plays a song like it was his own.
He is a musical intermediator, whose work is best experienced when present.

2 marts

kl 19:00
Petter Rylen Trio record release: After The Meltdown 

Petter Rylen – piano
Casper Nyvang Rask- bass
Kresten Osgood – drums

This is the greatest trio in the world that plays one gig every three years. and now they have released an album that was recorded quite a long time ago. why are they moving so slow? we are actually not sure..maybe one of them has a hobby that takes up a lot of time..regardless..this trio is infact scaring the living daylights out of pretty much every other piano trio in the world – or at least they would-.-if they played— as the CD (yes, CD, not vinyl) will also testify…this is a great trio. a kind of post post upon upon ahmad jamal trio…

kl 20:00
Jungle Money

Jan Kaspersen – keys
Peter Friis Nielsen – el bas
Claus Bøje – drums

One of the heaviest trios in town is back! reversing the title of the Ellington/Roach/Mingus masterpiece and turning it electric. This is the 3rd time they play the club and we can’t wait to have them back. as most monday club regulars know..the tandem of Bøje and Friis is one of the true gems of Copenhagen, totally comparable with The Little Mermaid and Christiania. Utterly Danish and utterly great. The same can be said about master pianist and composer Jan Kaspersen who has been shaking it up for over 50 years! Mødepligt ellers får du et minus i kontaktbogen.

kl 21:00
Wax Joe

Martin Ullits Dahl – guitar, bass, vox, drums
Kresten Osgood – drums, keys, vox

He started out as the pride of Nibe, but has long since then made us all proud. The duo with Kresten Osgood is kinetic on a Dolphin level. This magic duo saw the light of day in a little swedish town called «Wax Joe». The music is sticky, has a strong hold, and it is very hard to wash out of your hair.

They have mostly been playing abroad or in the legendary trio with Snöleoparden named «Du Ka Svøm» this will be something else!

kl 22:00
Wako

Kjetil Andre Mulelid – Piano
Simon Olderskog Albertsen – Drums
Bardur Reinert Poulsen – Bass
Martin Myhre Olsen – Saxophones

The Norwegian Quartet Wako is finally back at mandagsklubben! They have done around 80 gigs in 7 different countries since they started together, and are now releasing their 4th record. These boys are becoming a prolific name on the Norwegian scene and they still haven’t given up. Don’t miss this amazing live band!!

kl 23:00
Aesthetic Team

Anna Knife: electric guitar+amplification
Red Fever: electric bass range guitar+amplification
Howie How Well: percussive drums+percussive cymbals+sticks+foot pedal

The Aesthetic Team is the Investigation+Development branch of the Beauty Club. If you don’t know what the Beauty Club is, don’t fret. You will know in due time.
The aesthetic experts selected of the evening will be the world-unknown Anna Knife, Red Fever and Howie How Well on the appropiate tools of their respective trades.
The complete Aesthetic Team invites you to an open-door session dedicated to the development of new aesthetic resources for the Beauty Club and humanity.

kl 24:00
Ōtonn Duo

Nicholas Remondino – drums
Andrea Silvia Giordano – vox
+ Maria Dybbroe – sax

ŌTONN stems from the need for expression of two artists which comes in the form of processed sound before being assembled from apost-everything perspective and with an emphasis on interplay approach. The duo createmultiform improvisation combining suspended moments with noisy passages. They take great care of timber in a constant state of flux made of moods and contrastswhich are in turn part of different narratives. for this show they are joined by the great saxophonist Maria Dybbroe

kl 01:00
EXTRA SPECIAL SHOW WITH THE METAL JAZZ TRIO KILTER!Laurent David – el bass

Laurent David – el bass
Kenny Grohowski – drums
Ed Rosenberg III – sax

OK people! this is the day where we stay up late and headbang! we had an oportunity to present this kickass band from Brooklyn and we just could not resist it!
These guys play heavy metal jazz. and they rock! lets go!!!
A follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP, Axiom features instrumental metal-jazz inspired by the unrelenting hustle and grind of New York City. Founder and bassist Laurent David (Alter-Nativ) teamed up with drummer Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant, John Zorn) and saxophonist Ed Rosenberg III (Jerseyband, Heart of Barf) to create a daring and spontaneous work of avant-garde metal.
The album features guests appearances from Andromeda Anarchia (Darkmatters) and Per Nilsson (Meshuggah) and was co-produced by Grammy Award winner Marc Urselli

9 marts 

kl 19:00
The Monday Band currated by Ossian Ward

Luca Sguera – p
Mika Persdotter – v
Lucie Szabovà – vcl
Calum Builder – sax
Mark Ibsgaard Gregersen – db
Matt Choboter – perc

Yes! Its the Monday Band at 7pm each monday until the end of time. The Monday Band was formed to focus on playing improvised music in a large ensemble and draws its members from the large vibrant group of improvisers in town and passing through. The idea is to have a international band with a open constellation which connects the improvising scene in Copenhagen and performs every week. The band will play minimal compositions, improvising concepts and graphic scores composed and arranged by the members of the band. the band will have a flexible lineup each week but with a core group of artists consistently there.  Copenhagen has long needed a place where a steady workshop band could experiment with improvising in a large ensemble and the MondayClub is the place to do it so welcome to THE MONDAY BAND

kl 20:00
Builder / Sguera / Curcio/Ward

Calum Builder : alto sax
Luca Sguera : piano-key-fx
Luca Curcio : bass-fx
Ossian Ward : drums

Italy, Sweden and Australia united for the first time in this new ensemble, featuring four sensitive, un-predictable and original improvisers who are now based in Copenhagen. For this occasion the band will play a mixed  set of their own compositions and improvisations.

kl 21:00
Nørby / Kimestad / Petri / Osgood

Søren Nørby – piano
Erik Kimestad – trumpet
Matthias Petri – bass
Kresten Osgood – drums

This is the 3rd time this quartet of likeminded improvisors play at the club. they have been getting into a very detailed kind of improvising together, the presence of søren nørbo being the katalyst for this type of playing. be there when they open up our minds at 9pm the 9th, or as the great italian philosopher Gianni Diovianianinni says: «….what?!?»

kl 22:00
1000LAX

Peter Binau Høj: bass+synth
Gustav Niepoort: guitar
Johan Knattrup Jensen: vocal
Hans Find Møller: bass+synth,
Martin Ullitsdahl: drums+saxophone.

This band started out as friends, then later became a punk-band, transforming into a jazzband (still in progress). 1000LAX takes dance trance music to its original meaning – which is not the 90’s tecno-style, but a mix of strategies to transport the audience into «the zone». Personel: Peter Binau Høj: bass+synth, Gustav Niepoort: guitar, Johan Knattrup Jensen: vocal, Hans Find Møller: bass+synth, Martin Ullitsdahl: drums+saxophone.

kl 23:00
Biel / Cordoba / Friis / Kim / Moltesen

Michał Biel – sax
Ignacio Córdoba – elec
Maria Laurette Friis – vox /elec
Halym Kim – drums
Laust Moltessen _ guitar

What a stellar lineup! this will be improvising on a high level and a warm welcome back to the club to Maria Laurette Friis – who has of the most acute pair of ears on the scene!

kl 24:00
MUSIC FOR APPROXIMATELY TUNED INSTRUMENTS

Nathan L.: flaubosax, flute, electronics
Uldis Vitols: bass
Halym Kim: drums
+ SPECIAL GUEST

Selection of micro pieces, guided improvisation & extra-tonal compositions

16 marts

kl 19:00
Loureiro  /Fernandes / Heliodoro / Continentino

Antonio Loureiro – drums
Mané Fernandes – guitar
Frederico Heliodoro – electric bass
Felipe Continentino – drums

An improvisational encounter between brazillian multi instrumentalist Antonio Loureiro’s touring trio and Copenhagen based portuguese Guitarist Mané Fernandes.
Two drum sets, a guitar, a bass, a bunch of effects pedals and high energy is what we can say for now. Not to be missed!

kl 20:00
Asger Thomsen / Pia Res the duo!

Pia Res: alto saxophone
Asger Thomsen: double bass

Pia Res is a Slovenian musician based in Amsterdam. She’s a deep improvisor with a lyrical tone. Asger Thomsen is a versatile bass player based in Copenhagen.
Despite the fact that they’ve played together many times before, this will be their first concert as a duo.

kl 21:00
Martin Ullitsdahl solo – Prins Nitram

Martin Ullitsdahl: guitar, drums and vocals.

Ullitsdahl solo: The old oneman band «Prins Nitram» comes alive after 10 years. If you weren’t lucky enough to expereince his royal madness back in the mid 00’s, it may sound like a gimmick, but the real experience is an out-off-this-world musical ceremony of «selves coming together».
Even though, at the time not being concious of his great master, the late Jereome Cooper’s work, the inspiration is obvious.

kl 22:00
LA BOMBA

Erik Kimestad : trumpet
Ned Ferm : ten sax
Albert Cirera : ten sax
Luca Curcio : bass
Simon Albertsen : drums

La Bomba is a  new, powerful five-piece band imagined by the Copenhagen-based Italian bassist Luca Curcio.
The lineup brings together five strong names on the Nordic-Mediterranean axis, including the Norwegians Erik Kimestad on trumpet and Simon Albertsen on drums,  the American saxophonist (nowadays a living legend on the Danish scene) Ned Ferm on tenor saxophone, Barcelona’s finest Albert Cirera on ten. sax and Luca Curcio on bass.
The music they play is fiery, unapologetic and action-packed,  flowing continuously between composed playgrounds and improvised explosions.

kl 23:00
|  We  |  Free  |  Things  |

Mat Choboter: Piano/Electronics
Calum Builder: Saxophones etc etc
Mystery Guest No. 1:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mystery Guest No. 2:  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Canadian pianist extraordinaire Mattias Choboter and the Australian madman saxophonist that is Calum Builder team up with two mystery guests to do some truly truly wild things! oooooooooooooooo

kl 24:00
Sui Project

Soma Allpass (cello)
Maria Dybbroe (Alt sax)
Julija Morgan (viola)
Lise Westzhynthius (vocal, piano)
Birgitte Lyregaard (perc., vocal)
Tanja Schlander (vocal, perc)

Sui project is a tap in to a sensitive and ego free space of shared vibrational work and autonome self expression together as a whole.
Its a transformative and joined storyline evolving. Everything can happen. Good and pure channeling of emotions and skills.

23 marts 

kl 19:00
The Monday Band currated by Johannes Nästejö

Margaux Oswald – p
Johannes Nästejö – bass

Yes! Its the Monday Band at 7pm each monday until the end of time. The Monday Band was formed to focus on playing improvised music in a large ensemble and draws its members from the large vibrant group of improvisers in town and passing through. The idea is to have a international band with a open constellation which connects the improvising scene in Copenhagen and performs every week. The band will play minimal compositions, improvising concepts and graphic scores composed and arranged by the members of the band. the band will have a flexible lineup each week but with a core group of artists consistently there.  Copenhagen has long needed a place where a steady workshop band could experiment with improvising in a large ensemble and the MondayClub is the place to do it so welcome to THE MONDAY BAND

kl 20:00
The Westgaard/Mellem Implosion 

Martin Mellem: Drums
Hein Westgaard: Guitar

This will be a rare meeting between two up and coming improvisers from the Copenhagen and Trondheim scene. Get ready for a clash of steel, skin, wood, electroacoustic amplification and vibrating steel strings in different combinations like you have never heard before! With Mellem´s unique Torstein-Lofthus-meets-Randy-Peterson-style and Hein Westgaards aestethics in the vein of Derek-Bailey-Meets-Bjørn-Klakegg, you can be sure of a once in a lifetime experience. The music can best be summed up with the Creed´s maxim: «Nothing Is True. Everything Is Permitted.» I can tell you that much.

kl 21:00
Martin Ullitsdahl solo – Prins Nitram

Martin Ullitsdahl: guitar, drums and vocals.

The old oneman band «Prins Nitram» comes alive after 10 years. If weren’t lucky enough to expereince his royal madness back in the mid 00’s, it may sound like a gimmick, but the real experience is an out-off-this-world musical ceremony of «selves coming together».
Even though, at the time not being concious of his great master, the late Jereome Cooper’s work, the inspiration is obvious.

kl 22:00
Within/Beyond

Francesco Toninelli – things
Michal Biel – other things

The duo of Michal Biel and Francesco Toninelli, working with microphones, machines and speakers as scholars, directors, biographists of sounds.

kl 23:00
Lina Allemano’s OHRENSCHMAUS:

LINA ALLEMANO (Canada) trumpet, compositions
DAN PETER SUNDLAND (Norway) electric bass
MICHAEL GRIENER (Germany) drums

Based in Berlin, Lina Allemano’s OHRENSCHMAUS is quickly gaining recognition as an exciting new adventurous and virtuosic international improvising power-trio. OHRENSCHMAUS plays Allemano’s distinctive original compositions, written specifically for the group with a mandate of group interaction, improvisation and sonic exploration. New album out March 8, 2020 on Lumo Records!

kl 24:00
HORSE Orchestra

Erik Kimestad – trumpet
Ingimar Andersen – saxophones
Petter Hängsel – trombone
Kristian Tangvik – tuba
Jeppe Zeeberg – piano
Nicolai Kaas Claesson – bass
Rune Lohse – drums

Inside the head of the Swedish-Danish-Norwegian-Icelandic monster that is Horse Orchestra, Jelly Roll Morton has tea with Anthony Braxton and Conlon Nancarrow in a flowing sea of hip hop beats, punky funk and plain noise, and this all ends up in an original, post-post-modern style that has no equivalent (or even equus-ivalent) on the Nordic music scene.

30 marts

kl 19:00
The Monday Band currated by Ignacio Nacho Cordoba

Lise Kroner- vcl
Ginte Presaite – p
Giusepe Calamia – g
Cosimo Fiaschi sax
Michal Biel – sax
Kamila Olas- accordeon
Francesco Toninelli –  perc

Yes! Its the Monday Band at 7pm each monday until the end of time. The Monday Band was formed to focus on playing improvised music in a large ensemble and draws its members from the large vibrant group of improvisers in town and passing through. The idea is to have a international band with a open constellation which connects the improvising scene in Copenhagen and performs every week. The band will play minimal compositions, improvising concepts and graphic scores composed and arranged by the members of the band. the band will have a flexible lineup each week but with a core group of artists consistently there.  Copenhagen has long needed a place where a steady workshop band could experiment with improvising in a large ensemble and the MondayClub is the place to do it so welcome to THE MONDAY BAND

kl 20:00
Epli +

Oda Dyrnes – violoncello
Tyge Jessen – alt trompet
t.b.a.

Epli is the band Oda and Tyge founded the day they met. Their goal is to invent and research a fluid and natural language for this somewhat awkward combination of two instruments. Drawing inspiration from diverse sources such as contemporary classical composers, nordic folk music, electronic noise and newage meditation muzak.
Each month this spring, under the name « Epli + », they invite musical friends to join their world and perform at Mandagsklubben.

kl 21:00
Vogel / Brandt / Ingemann / Rømer

Karsten Vogel – sax
Per Aage Brandt – piano
Peter Ingemann – bass
Ole Rømer – drums

total allatar quartet with some of the most experienced players around. Vogel and Ingemann have been playing free music since the 60s and were rockstars in the 70s and 80s (which means that they are still rockstars), Vogel in Burning Red Ivanhoe and Ingemann in many bands, including Young Flowers and Skousen/Ingemann. Rømer has been consistantly great since the late 70s and was a frequent collaborator with John Tchicai. Per Aage Brandt recorded with Albert Ayler in the 60s and has been a creative force on the piano since then. He is also one of the most acute minds of his generation. A poet and philosopher as much as he is a pianist.
This is going to be a legendary set!

kl 22:00
Cirera / Kimestad / Forchhammer

Albert Cirera – Saxophones
Erik Kimestad – Trumpet
Simon Forchhammer – Drums

Plays jazz? or not? and who even cares? and if they do, what does that mean? and why is it that at a time when man can walk on the moon I still get these terrible headaches?
In any case, this first time meeting will be extremely interesting and not to miss.

kl 23:00
Morten Haxholm KOAN quintet

Tomasz Dabrowski – tp
Franscesco Bigoni – s
Søren Gemmer – p
Morten Hæsum – dr
Morten Haxholm – b & compositions

This evening Morten Haxholm presents music from his new Ep ”Avalon” released march 2020, & new compositions for his KOAN quintet. With his quintet Haxholm presents a new sound from him, with music inspirred by Radiohead, Messian & Ambrose Akinmusire. Strong melodies, epic long form arrangements, in a intricate contemporary jazz setting.

kl 24:00
Pazi Oštar Pas

Andro Manzoni – percussion and electronics
Leonard Medica Gregorič – guitar and electronics.

«pazi oštar pas» is an experimental music duo based between Trieste, Italy and Tallinn, Estonia. Their music is born from an intuitive compositional process which focuses on the creation of complex, but also homogeneous and organic electroacoustic textures.

Slagtehusgade 5e, Kødbyen, København