Snorre Kirk Quintet

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Last Show: Sunday 17 th September 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Boasting two award-winning albums and major international performances, including the North Sea and Pori Jazz Festivals, this post-swing outfit is truly a band on the rise. After skyrocketing onto the European Jazz Scene as a sideman with some of the finest names on the Scandinavian jazz scene today, as well as working with prominent international names such as Diane Schuur, Eric Reed and Stephen Riley, recent years have seen inter-scandinavian drummer Snorre Kirk emerging as a full-fledged artist and composer in his own right.

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“An ‘Ellington great-grandson’....refined, elegant and mightily swinging”


With ‘Blues Modernism’, the hugely successful 2012 debut outing from Snorre Kirk, which was subsequently awarded with the prestigious JazzSpecial Award in Denmark for "Album of the Year", as well as receiving two nominations in the Danish Music Awards, the drummer got an opportunity to showcase his remarkable qualities as a composer and bandleader. With the long-awaited 2015 release of his sophomore album, Europa, Snorre Kirk further cemented his position as one of Europe’s fastest rising jazz stars, with subsequent performances at prominent international festivals including the Kansas City Art of Swing Festival. March 2017 saw the release of the highly anticipated third album from Snorre Kirk, simply entitled ‘Drummer & Composer’.

Band Lineup

Tobias Wiklund (cornet)

Jan Harbeck (tenor)

Magnus Hjorth (piano)

Lasse Mørck (double bass)

Snorre Kirk (drums)