Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers on Thursday evenings, June 7 through July 19. Join us for a reception on the Volvo Hall terrace starting at 6:30 PM, followed by the concert at 7 PM.
Helle Henning, a quartet featuring Danish vocalist and songwriter Helle Henning with musicians Simon Linnert on piano, Tony Scherr on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums, explores and bridges the worlds of American jazz and new Nordic jazz folk music through intense musical expression. All songs are written by Henning.
“Helle Henning’s expression is timeless, yet very present in our era. It’s Nordic, melancholy and very jazzy…original and classy.” (Jazz News DK)
“Danish singer Helle Henning only recently started performing in the U.S. But as Americans become more familiar with this vibrant and innovative musician—and as Helle sings more in English—her presence in the U.S. will likely grow.” (All About Jazz)
About the Musicians
Helle Henning is a popular Danish singer and songwriter who writes all music and lyrics for the Helle Henning Quartet. She recorded her third solo album in 2014, which received rave reviews. The musicians have played with artists including Norah Jones, Ricky Lee Jones, Tom Waits, Bill Frisell, John Scoefield and Snarky Puppy, among others.
Helle Henning — Medley:
THURSDAY—June 14—7 PM
Pre-concert reception—6:30 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series pass $60 ($45 ASF Members)