The Danish vocal Ensemble, Ensemble Edge and the Finnish vocal ensemble Club for Five will give a joint concert at Fríkirkjan Church on the 17th of August at 6 PM.
In 2020 Club For Five celebrated its 20th year of singing and enriching the world of a cappella with premium Nordic quality spiced up with a dose of native Finnish craziness. The group stands out with its remarkable versatility. A combination of diverse musical backgrounds and distinctive vocal abilities of the five musicians has laid the foundation for a striking musical vibrancy and the reputation Club For Five has today. Having released 12 albums Club For Five is world-renowned for high-level studio work. Their music is influenced by international pop and jazz, but also rooted in Nordic music tradition in their approach.
Club For Five’s versatility has led to collaborations with artists and ensembles ranging from jazz trios to symphony orchestras. For example, the leading Finnish big band UMO Jazz Orchestra has collaborated with the group on multiple projects. In addition, Club For Five works with other groups and singers giving master-classes and lessons both as a band and as individuals.
You are the voice by Club For Five:
ENSEMBLE EDGE (est. 2016) is a Danish contemporary vocal ensemble entirely dedicated to the performance, development and exploration at the cutting edge of music.
Through various cross-genre collaborations, ranging from jazz musicians to electronic/multimedia/visual artists, ENSEMBLE EDGE is committed to projects that convey meaningful and eye-opening art and music that everyone can share, regardless of age, nationality, cultural or social background. Together, these artists work on making new music accessible and interesting to a broader audience. They accomplish this by engaging with the best artists and composers from their mutual networks.
In September 2021 ENSEMBLE EDGE released their debut record Dimma – a tribute to Jan Johansson. The record was released by Storyville Records – the oldest independent jazz label in Europe – and critics wrote:
“Dimma rises as a beautiful monument to a deeply missed and important figure in music history. I wonder if he (Jan Johansson) smiles with joy in the jazz heaven” – Jazz Special (DK)
“The choir ENSEMBLE EDGE is the glue and the cohesive force of the work. Moods and songs, with some strong solo performances, flow pleasantly from them. It is choral music at the very highest level. Dimma is a very successful and commendable tribute to the great Swedish jazz musician” – JazzNyt (DK)
Visa från Utanmyra from the project Dimma – a tribune to Jan Johannsson: