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NEW CD OUT NOW ON CLEAN FEED RECORDS. CLICK HERE TO BUY!

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LISTEN TO SOME OF THE TRACKS HERE

Saxophonist and flautist Julie Kjær’s edgy and thoughtfull playing and ‘dark, otherworldly imagery’ (Jazzwise) has become incerasingly evident around Europe, inhabiting ground between composition and free improv.

(Headerphoto by Dawid Laskowski)

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25th July ’16

Lovely interview by Johan Jakobsen in the Swedish Jazzmagazine Orkester Journalen.

Read here! (in Swedish)

4th May ’16

Had a great concert with my trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble at Copenhagen Jazzhouse last week celebrating our new release. Here as bit of video filmed by Jazzpeter. Enjoy!

9th April ’16

Lovely review of ‘Dobbeltgænger’ by Salt Peanuts. Read review here.(in Norwegian)

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10th March ’16

Wahooo…cds has arrived. Julie Kjær 3 ‘Dobbeltgænger’. Thanks to John Edwards, Steve Noble, Alex Ward, Pedro Costa at Clean Feed, Travassos for great design and Sound and Music for support!! Release date coming soon.

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26th Feb. ’16

Very happy to announce that the debut cd “Dobbeltgænger” with my trio Julie Kjær 3 with John Edwards and Steve Noble will be released on Clean Feed beginning of March. We will celebrate this with a album launch concert at Cafe Oto on 28th March.

Poster Julie Kjær 3-OTO 28th March '16

 

31th Jan. ’16

Really happy and honoured to be asked to be a jury member at the Norwegian music award – Spellemann – in the category Open Class this year. You can see the winners here: Spellemann.no

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25th Jan. ’16

Looking forward to playing a solo set tonight at Jazz in the round at the Cockpit Theatre.
Later on you can tune into BBC Jazz on 3 (at 11pm) to hear a brief interview about my music and after that a set with my trio with John Edwards and Steve Noble recorded at Adventures in Sound at the London Jazzfest. Listen to the music the next 30 day here.

Kjær 3 Jazz on 3 Jan. '16

 

24th  Nov. ’15

Great paintings by Gina Southgate of the concerts last week at the Cockpit, BBC Jazz on 3-Adventures in Sound. Here’s a painting of Gerry Hemingway and me playing a duo set. See all of the paintings here.

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23rd Nov. ’15

Tonight at BBC Radio 3 at 11pm – first programme with highlights from Adventures in Sound from last week a.o. the duo set with Gerry Hemingway and me. The concert with my trio will only be on beginning of next year. Here a visual interpretation of my set with the trio by Nail Ibarrola:

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15th Nov. ’15

Really looking forward to playing with my trio, Kjær 3, with John Edwards and Steve Noble this afternoon at BBC Jazz on 3 Adventures in sound at the Cockpit theatre.

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26th Oct. ’15

Tomorrow is the kick off of the 3rd and last tour of the year with Paal Nilssen-Love and Large Unit From 27th Oct. to 8th Nov. This time Europe and Russia. Great flyers for the Moscow concert.

23rd Sept. ’15

Will be warming up for Carlos Bica & Azul (w. Frank Mobus & Jim Black) with Paulo Duarte’s Overground Collective (small band) at The Portuguese Conspiracy’s event in St Matthias Church, London on 15th October.

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14th September ’15

I have been asked to take over Danish Musician Unions Instagram page for a week to show a bit of my life as a musician in London. To se my updates go to danskmusikerforbund

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3rd September ’15

Tonight! Oresteia press night at Shakespeares Globe Theatre. I’m really happy to be a part of this play. It’s a great experience and I get to play bass clarinet, clarinet and soprano sax.

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12th June ’15

Very excited about going on North America tour with Paal Nilssen-Love and Large Unit for the next 2 1/2 weeks. Check our tour schedule for the different cities we’re going to visit.

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14th January ’15

Lovely concert at Cafe Oto on Monday with my trio, Kjær3, followed by a great recording the day after. Thanks to everybody who came to the concert and to John and Steve for their great playing.

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14th June ’14

Having a great time in Cornwall at Wooda Farm playing and discussing improvised music with Steve beresford, Rachel Musson, Shaun Blezard, Anton Hunter, Shelly Knotts and Seth Bennet. Thanks to Sound and Music and Gary and Max. Tonight we’ll be playing a concert here at the farm and tomorrow we head for London to play at Mopomoso at Vortex 8pm.

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26th May ’14

Looking forward to playing in Brussels and Gent this week with Audrey Lauro, Hugo Antunes and Jacob Warmenbool. Tues 27th Paradis//Nuits du Beau Tas, Wed 28th Hot Club Gent and Thurs 29th Les Ateliers Mommen.

8th May ’14

I’m really happy to be chosen to be a Sound and Music ‘New Voice’. As a part of the program I will go on a residency with 5 other improvisers to Wooda Farm in Cornwall in June and play a lot of music. Steve Beresford will be our mentor. We’ve already had a residency there in February and it’s great! For link to the presentation page click here.

Portrait for Sound and Music New Voice

20th February ’14.

Pierette Ensembles debut cd ‘Akrostik’ is released today!! Lovely artwork by Kamila Slocinska. Have a listen. To buy it go to itunes store or Amazon or send an email.

Bilag 4 Pierette Ens. Akrostik forside cover

4th January ’14

On Friday 10th January I’ll be playing with this great lineup in Manchester.                  Tubers Music-FB Event.

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20th December ’13. 

Pierette Ensemble cd’s has arrived, with lovely artwork by Kamila Slocinska.            Release early spring 2014.

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