Klüvers Big Band

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Klüvers Big Band
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Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Dennis Macrel, Jens Klüver and Jesper Thilo 200,
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Klüvers Big Band
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson


Klüvers Big Band is a Danish big band. It was formed in 1977 by a group of young music students under the leadership of Jens Klüver. Since then the orchestra has worked with a long line of international and Danish soloists. It has recently toured in Europe with Kurt Elling.[1]

In 2002 Klüver received the Ben Webster Prize in recognition of his work with the big band.

In 2012 Klüver retired, handing over to Lars Møller, at which point the band was renamed the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra.[2]

Soloists[edit]

Klüvers Big Band has performed with a long line of international soloists:[3]

Discography[edit]

Records include:[4]

  • Grew's Tune (2012; with Mulgrew Miller on piano)
  • Veronica Mortensen - I'm the Girl
  • Hot House - Thilo Meets Mackrel (with Danish saxophonist Jesper Thilo and American drummer and arranger Dennis Mackrel)
  • Otto Brandenburg Galla Memorial (2008)
  • I Had A Ball - Greatest & More (2007)
  • Love Being Here
  • Other People Other Plans (with Hans Ulrik as soloist and composer)
  • Reflections
  • Better Believe It
  • Good Times
  • A Tribute To Duke (1999; Vince Herring as a guest soloist on saxophone)
  • Silver Street (1998)
  • Live In Tivoli (1997)
  • Count On It (1995; with the vocalist Carmen Bradford)
  • The Heat's On (1994; with the violinist Finn Ziegler and the saxophonist Jesper Thilo)
  • Jasmine (1993)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Klüvers Big Band med morgendagens stjerner". AOK. Archived from the original on 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Grew's Tune: Mulgrew Miller & Klüver's Big Band". Stunt Records [Sundance]. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "Soloists". Klüvers Big Band. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  4. ^ "Discography". Klüvers Big Band. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-03-16.