Bray Jazz Festival 2017: The Firebirds (Denmark)

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Bray Jazz Festival 2017, Music, Offsite Event

Venue: The Well, Main Street, Bray @ 9.30pm.

Just as great composers like Igor Stravinsky drew inspiration from folk songs and melodies to create their timeless classics, ‘The Firebirds’ take classical music as the jumping off point for a repertoire of groove-laden jazz improvisation.

The trio is named after one of Stravinsky’s best-known works. As the son of a ballet dancer, band leader Stefan Pasborg grew up immersed in classical music. ‘The Firebirds’ draw on genres and styles as diverse as jazz, surf, free improvisation and blues to bring a rich new interpretation to the music of iconic composers including Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Carl Nielsen and Rimskij-Korsakov.

Featuring three of Denmark’s great jazz players, ‘The Firebirds’ bring a captivating jazz interpretation to melodies and compositions that we know and love.

“Not just one of Europe’s most interesting drummers but one of Europe’s most interesting musicians” – Jazz Journal (on Stefan Pasborg)

Stefan Pasborg (drums), Anders Banke (saxophone/clarinet) and Anders Filipsen (piano)

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Ticket Prices

€12 Full Price