With a deep knowledge of Jazz history, a rich sound and effortless instrumental technique, Grammy-winning tenor saxophonist Jakob Dinesen is one of the most prominent and active musicians in Danish Jazz. He has been characterised as an emotional and virtuosic musician and a powerful conveyor of the great tenor jazz tradition. Jakob and his sax have romped around most of the world: Europe, Africa, Cuba, USA, Thailand, Japan and Australia, as well as received multiple awards.
In 2003 and 2007 he received Grammy’s for Best Jazz Release and in 2009 he received his third Grammy’s for Best World Release. Jakob Dinesen will be joined by accomplished Jazz pianist, producer, record studio head and mentor, Michael Veerapen for the evening. Launching his career before even graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with Summa Cum Laude in 1982, Michael was the music director, composer and orchestrator for the 2017 SEA Games grand opening ceremony.