Basco & DR Big Band (DK)

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Basco & DR Big Band (DK)

Thursday 23 of August: Open Air: 12:30
Music Programme 2018

What do you get if you cross one of Denmark’s top folk bands with one of the world’s best big bands? Those of you who attended the concert in DR Concert Hall in 2013 already know the answer, the rest can listen to the live recording released shortly afterwards. Since they began almost 10 years ago, Basco has developed a unique North Atlantic folk music tone, offering infectious melodies, beautiful songs and an intensity we recognise from Dreamers’ Circus and the English band Spiro. Basco is Hal Parfitt-Murray (vocal, violin, mandolin), Ale Carr (cittern), Andreas Tophøj (violin) and Anders Ringgaard (accordion, trombone), and together they weave an eclectic brand of folk music with strands from the Danish, Swedish and British folk music traditions.

DR Big Band has been in existence since 1964, and has seen prominent leaders like Ib Glindemann and Thad Jones. DR Big Band has worked with many musicians, including Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie and has an enviable international reputation. When Basco & DR Big Band open Tønder Festival 2018 on Thursday 23rd August, it will be a concert to remember.