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Crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo

After an exquisite Winter Jazz, every ounce of energy is now being put into making a modern and mesmerizing Summer Jazz 2014, where visions and dreams go hand in hand. Jazz has to be accessible for everyone irrespective of age and experience with the at times complex genre. Summer Jazz has to be innovative in every aspect. To do this a crowd funding campaign has been launched.

Hopefully the campaign will take off and fly all the way. Find it on




In one week, Winter Jazz 2014 will take off with 7 concerts with some of the greatest jazz stars from Denmark and the North. Experience among others Tomas Franck, Eythor Gunnarsson (Mezzoforte), Koppel & Son, Alberte Winding, Hugo Rasmussen and many more.


Program for Winter Jazz 2014:

19:00: Anders Koppel/Koppel & Son feat. Aske Jacoby BUY TICKET

21:00: Benjamin Koppel New Nordic Quartet BUY TICKET


12:00: Marie Carmen Koppel meets Eythor Gunnarsson  BUY TICKET (brunch included, buy ticket here)

19:00: Dørge/Becker/Carlsen Trio  BUY TICKET

21:00: Tomas Franck & Benjamin Koppel feat. Niels Jørgen Steen & Alex Riel “Cannonball & Coltrane Tribute”  BUY TICKET


14:00: Alberte Winding   BUY TICKET

17:00: Hugo Rasmussen/Ole Kock Hansen/Christina von Bülow/Benjamin Koppel “Celebrating Phil & Quill”  BUY TICKET


WINTER JAZZ takes place in Valby and is the world’s coziest, most broadly based and entertaining jazz festival. Prøvehallen will be transformed into an intimate jazz club, where the audience is right next to the stage. As always, the prices are fair and reasonable.

This year’s theme is Danish and Nordic jazz and with Benjamin Koppel as arranger and host, the Danish and Nordic sound will be explored by some of the most talented jazz musicians from both Denmark and the North. There are plenty of opportunities to experience unique musical ensembles that go far beyond the stage. The attentive, cozy and intimate experience is the trademark of Winter Jazz.


The program offers something for everyone and welcomes both jazz connoisseurs and music lovers in general. The festival lets you enjoy more than just a concert – it gives experiences. Therefore it is possible to enjoy a delicious brunch to the tune of Marie Carmen Koppel or Nodic tapas Friday or Saturday evening during the concerts.


See you soon in Valby to the world’s coziest jazz festival.

The Sky was the Limit – reviews of Koppel’s festival

All About Jazz and other international jazz magazines praised Koppel’s international sub-festival Valby Summer Jazz.

All About Jazz wrote: ”With their tireless effort, Werner and Koppel and the team around Valby Summer Jazz have created a truly unique event that takes the perspective of the artists, but seeks to include the audience and expand their musical horizons. This year it seemed like the sky was the limit and some of the concerts played will definitely linger, as the festival moves on and prepares for another year of exciting musical meetings.”. Read the whole review in review

Read the review by Magnet Magazine

Read the review by JazzTimes


Valby Summer Jazz 2013 presents 25 concerts, featuring Danish and international musicians, this year with concerts at both Valby and Frederiksberg.
Valby Summer Jazz is launched June 28, with a free of charge, family friendly jazzfestival at the Spinderiet shopping mall in Valby. From June 5th to June 14th, a wide range of large-scaled concerts will be presented at Prøvehallen, Valby, Valbyscenen, and at Betty Nansen Teatret, Frederiksbergscenen.

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Valby Winther Jazz 2013 celebrates Benjamin Koppel’s 20th anniversary

The Danish saxophone player Benjamin Koppel has been a significant voice on the Danish and international music scene for 20 years. Valby Winther Jazz 2013, which is a part of Copenhagen Jazz Festival’s Winther Jazz, celebrates him with a string of concerts showing his many collaborations – both new and older.

Benjamin Koppel is known for exploring genres such as jazz, classical music, pop, r’n’b, soul, hip hop, rap, world music and cross over.

Musical colleagues from all over the world will join Benjamin Koppel on stage and make his anniversary memorable – most of all for the audience.