THURSDAYS—6-22 THROUGH 7-27-2017—7 PM
Pre-concert reception—6 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series Pass $60 ($40 ASF Members)
Jazz returns to Scandinavia House this summer with six Thursday evening performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young musicians, composers, and singers. Purchase a series pass to all six concerts for just $60 ($40 ASF Members). All concerts feature a pre-concert reception on the Scandinavia House terrace starting at 6 PM.
Danish saxophonist and composer Christian Winther performs a set of his original compositions, which have helped established him as an in-demand artist on the jazz scene through his soulful versatile sound.
About Christian Winther
Since moving to New Orleans in 1997, Danish born saxophonist and composer Christian Winther has established himself as a in-demand saxophonist on the jazz scene through his soulful versatile sound. His four recordings on the Steeplechase label have earned him critical acclaim from many national and international jazz publications. Winther has toured the U.S. and Europe as the leader of the Christian Winther Quartet and performed as a sideman with many New Orleans jazz groups.
Winther’s latest record, Refuge In Sound (2016), features all original compositions by the leader and a all-star group comprised of Allyn Johnson (piano), Mike Moreno (guitar), Reuben Rogers (bass), and Billy Williams Jr. (drums). Winther’s playing is strongly rooted in the jazz tradition, but he exerts a versatility that allows him to apply his sound to many varied musical situations. Some of the musicians Winther has performed and/or recorded with include: Ali Jackson, Vincent Gardner, Shannon Powell, Herlin Riley, Billy Drummond, Marcus Printup, Richard D. Johnson, Rodney Green, Reuben Rogers, Fredrick Sanders, Germaine Bazzle among others.