Sounds of Denmark

Bévort 3

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Last Show: Friday 16 th September 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

One of Denmark’s best-kept secrets, saxophonist Pernille Bevort is joined by bassist Morten Ankarfeldt and drummer Espen Laub von Lillienskjold for a set crammed with intimate and imaginative interaction and alluring storytelling. Since graduating from the celebrated Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Bevort has been awarded the prestigious Ben Webster prize and carved out a reputation as one of the most in-demand and creative improvisers in the country, performing and recording with many of the top Danish large ensembles, such as the Danish Radio Big Band and Aarhus Jazz Orchestra. She is also a regular member of the Maluba Orchestra with world-renowned percussionist Marilyn Mazur.

"...the spirit of those legendary saxophone trios from the 1950s and 1960s comes to life (Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler)'s an exciting mix of strong melodies, juicy rhythms, changeable dynamics and imaginative solos."

Patrick Spanko, SK-JAZZ

Pernille has released 14 albums as a leader and the emergence of her trio Bevort 3 has seen her receive international acclaim and a nomination for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Danish Music Awards for Jazz in 2021 for the band’s recording On Fire.

Band Line Up

Pernille Bévort (tenor saxophone)

Morten Ankarfeldt (double bass)

Espen Laub von Lillienskjold (drums)