Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Dynamic is a Danish jazz band with four singers plus guitar, bass and drums singing close-harmony arrangements of classic and progressive jazz tunes. Their current repertoire focuses on vocal arrangements of instrumental tunes by some of the Giants of Jazz, including Miles, Monk, Dizzy, and more, as well as original songs with a sprinkling of funk and soul.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188
DYNAMIC was founded by Paul Kim when he moved to Copenhagen from San Francisco. The group assembles seven active jazz pros from all around Copenhagen, each with their own voice and independent projects. The resulting combination of talents bridges genres and epochs into an exciting synthesis.
The repertoire is progressive jazz, cool arrangements in close harmony with a funky San Francisco twist. Some people get associations to Manhattan Transfer but DYNAMIC has developed their own unique style and sound, playing with different combinations of instruments and voices, acappella sound, vocal blends and solo singing. DYNAMIC's current repertoire revisits the Giants of Jazz with original vocal arrangements of instrumental songs by, among others, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Strayhorn. The band also writes and performs original tunes written by the members.
DYNAMIC plays in many venues, clubs and festivals, including the Copenhagen Jazz Festival each year, and is in the process of recording their debut album. dynamicjazz.dk
Paul Kim (singer/arranger) studied classical music, jazz and gospel in San Francisco, Germany and France, and has been a singer, conductor and arranger in many award-winning acappella groups and choirs. In Denmark he conducts Frederiksborg Kammerkor, Gladsaxe Kor and the International Gospel Academy.
Anne Rørbæk Olesen (alto) studied musicology at Copenhagen University and tours all over Denmark singing with pop star Lars Lilholt. In addition, she received her PhD in digital communication from Roskilde University and works in creative video production.
Katrine Rømhild (mezzo soprano) has been singing jazz professionally for 15 years in France and Denmark with, among others, Trio Artino and the Kat Romhild Trio. She has been music director for various jazz and pop ensembles and vocal director for Birkerod Gymnasium's musical projects.
Kirstine Dahlberg (soprano) studied musicology at Copenhagen University and sings lead with a variety of groups including The Big Band. She teaches music in the Danish gymnasium system and conducts vocal groups on the side.
Fredrik Rejle (guitar) studied guitar at the Royal Danish Conservatory for Rhythmic Music. He is a composer and teacher, and leads the group Installation of an Electric Stone Age as well as playing for King Size Big Band and teaching at music school.
Hasse Tang (drums) studied in France and Denmark, receiving his degree from the Royal Danish Conservatory for Rhythmic Music. He's an in-demand drummer in the Copenhagen music scene, songwriter, drum builder and teaches both privately and at music school.
Niels Wilhelm Knudsen (bass) is a composer, teacher and bandleader. He has recorded 3 critically-praised CD's of his own compositions, has been featured on many other CD's, and has been named by leading publications as a member of the Danish jazz forefront.