JazzDanmark - purposes

JazzDanmark increases the possibilities of jazz in Denmark and abroad - for musicians, venues and the rest of the industry - so that jazz reaches a growing audience, which gets increasingly better experiences.

JazzDanmark - goals

The players in the jazz environment know exactly what JazzDanmark has to offer, and appreciate JazzDanmark as a sparring partner.

Stakeholders perceive JazzDanmark as a transparent organization.

JazzDanmark will strengthen its unique position, its special profile and professional skills.


JazzDanmark is primarily funded by the Danish Arts Council, but also receives support for projects from Kopifon, Danish Musicians' Union, The Danish Artist Union, DJBFA o.a.

For more information on JazzDanmark see the menu on the left.


Blegdamsvej 4, 2
DK-2200 København , CO
Phone: 45 33454300, 45 33454305


KIDS CAN - new project supported by Creative Europe

by JazzDanmark on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:47
JazzDanmark (leading partner), JazzKaar in Estonia and Hot Club in Portugal have come up with the idea to let young jazz talents in Europe tour around in a “jazz caravan” to three different countries each year in between 2018-2021. The core of the project is to prove that children are as valid performers to play for children as... read more

"Sounds of Denmark" in London!

by JazzDanmark on Wed, 12/04/2017 - 10:11
In September 2017 JazzDanmark will introduce the second edition of Sounds of Denmark; a 5 day long festival in London with a line-up of more than 30 Danish musicians - in 7 different groups.  The festival will once more happen at the prestigious PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho. Sounds of Denmark is made in... read more

Seven days of Danish jazz in London

by JazzDanmark on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 12:35
Denmark is well-known for Borgen and bacon in the UK, but perhaps less known for their vibrant and varied jazz scene. Now you can experience Sounds of Denmark, a remarkable seven day festival at one of London’s premier venues, the PizzaExpress Jazz Club. The festival is a new and ambitious exporting project made in collaboration... read more

The 3rd Annual European Bigband Composer Competition

by JazzDanmark on Sun, 21/02/2016 - 16:31
Theme: Music to the words of Ursula Andkjær Olsen A competition for bigbandcomposers. Final concert in Valby Culturehouse June 20th 2016 1st price 800 Euro 2nd price 300 Euro How to apply Before February 25th;  Apply for the competition by mailing us; • your contact information (name, address, birthdate, mail... read more

FABULA - Improvisation camp for Children

by JazzDanmark on Thu, 08/10/2015 - 15:16
A new inter-nordic improvisation camp for children will see the light of day in November. JazzDanmark organizes the camp along with the two nordic partners Improbasen in Norway and Scenkonstbolaget in Sweden. By bringing together 36 nordic children between 9-13 as well as 6 professional and passionate teachers, Fabula... read more


by JazzDanmark on Tue, 08/09/2015 - 16:14
​JazzDanmark has just launched the program for the largest think tank for Danish jazz ever.  An expert jury will help the participants develop the best ideas for the genre based on questions about audience development, business models, accessibility, support of young talents, among others. The team that creates the best... read more

Danish bands for the Tallin Music Week

by JazzDanmark on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 10:09
Rune Funch Picture Music and Emil de Waal+ Spejderrobot are together with three other Danish bands heading of to play the Tallinn Music Week as part of SPOT on Denmark. The five artists will be playing SPOT on Denmark on the 26th of March and then another showcase on either the 27th or the 28th of March. Ahead of the concerts a... read more

Danish Vibes, 14th November 2013 at Mojo Club (Hamburg)

by JazzDanmark on Tue, 12/11/2013 - 17:25
– Experience Nordic Cool and Culture at the 2013 Danish Vibes Hamburg event! – A showcase of 4 trendsetting bands from the Jazz and World scenes – a taste of the Nordic cuisine with personality and edge by Jesper Witt Paustian and MyfieldKitchen.com – an industry get-together and a music... read more

12 bands have been selected for Ung Jazz 2013

by JazzDanmark on Thu, 17/01/2013 - 19:07
Denmark’s largest talent competition for young jazz musicians will again hit the Danish jazz venues in 2013. 12 bands, 4 quarterfinals, scattered across Denmark. After having entered its teens the 14th edition of the Ung Jazz competition will once again offer a lot of interesting music from the Danish jazz youth.... read more

An award show in the name of jazz

by JazzDanmark on Thu, 17/01/2013 - 19:05
The red carpet was rolled out as the Danish Music Awards Jazz took place last Saturday night. An enthusiastic Lennart Ginman steered a packed Jazzhouse through an evening that featured musical performances from every corner of the jazz world. Danish Music Awards Jazz was back in the familiar framework of Jazzhouse. The red... read more