Award-winning Danish jazz podcast 'Dangerous Sounds' to launch in USA

A hugely popular award-winning Danish jazz podcast will now become available in English and will premiere on American radio station WRTI FM.

Telling the story of how American music impacted the world and has helped shape society and the music we listen to today, Dangerous Sounds is built on the hugely popular Danish podcast reporting on 100 years of jazz in Denmark, and on how the “dangerous” sounds of jazz went hand in hand with sex, racism, indignation and drugs, and brought us to today, where this music - especially in Europe and the Nordic countries — is more alive than ever.

In a collaboration between JazzDanmark, the national Danish organization for jazz and WRTI FM, a public radio station of Temple University in Philadelphia, U.S., the 8-episode podcast series Dangerous Sounds will launch on Friday, March 25. 

Drummer Kresten Osgood hosts the Dangerous Sounds podcast series, which features Joan As Police Woman as narrator and takes listeners on a historical journey of jazz in Denmark, including Louis Armstrong’s game-changing visits to Copenhagen in the ‘30s; famous violinist Svend Asmussen being taken away by Gestapo during WW2; how John Tchicai and Marilyn Mazur paved the way for a new jazz era; Miles Davis and Palle Mikkelborg making magic together in the ‘80s; and how the influential Monday Club 5e in Copenhagen became the hot spot for the sounds of tomorrow.

WRTI General Manager Bill Johnson said:
"As a leader in jazz programming since 1969, WRTI wanted to provide American music lovers with this incredibly revealing series that showcases a powerful history and relationship between the U.S. and Denmark through jazz. Enhanced by the two live music events in Knoxville and Philadelphia, we believe Dangerous Sounds will significantly add to the overall history and appreciation of jazz music in America, as it has already done in Denmark."

Director of JazzDanmark, Eva Frost said:
“After a long pandemic, where Danish jazz had a hard time getting it’s deserved acknowledgement world wide, it’s amazing to feel the hunger to learn more about the Danish jazz scene. Especially when the interest comes from the motherland of jazz, USA.”

Dangerous Sounds - Danish jazz in 8 stories
A podcast series in 8 episodes about Danish jazz.
Where and when: Dangerous Sounds will be available at starting with the first two episodes on Friday, March 25, followed by single episodes on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and culminating on April 29, just before International Jazz Day. The first two episodes are available for pre-listen now. 

Live launches: 
27. march 2022 at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville. 
31. march 2022 at Ars Nova in Philadelphia with participation of Consul General for Denmark in New York, Ambassador Berit Basse.

Live performance by: Odean Pope / Immanuel Wilkins/ Kresten Osgood Trio.

Made & supported by: 
Dangerous Sounds is based on the original Danish podcast series entitled "Farlige Toner – historien om dansk jazz" produced by Filt Cph for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR).

Dangerous Sounds is produced by MonoMono and supported by JazzDanmark, The Danish Ministry of Culture, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Arts Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation and the members of WRTI. Farlige Toner won the Prix Audio Danish radio award for “Music Program of the Year” in 2020 and 2021, and received a special commendation and nomination for “Music Program of the Year” in the Prix Europa 2020, one of the most recognized radio awards in the world.

More about Dangerous Sounds is at  and For more about WRTI-FM, visit