The Lark, album cover

The Lark was recently reviewed in Belgian magazine Jazzmozaïek by Georges Tonla Briquet. Reprinted here in its entirety, it shows a most enigmatically praiseful take on the music on the album, and is in itself a beautiful piece of writing: … Continue reading

Palle Mikkelborg

Søren Gemmer will be featured with the Danish Radio Big Band and Palle Mikkelborg as the ensemble and the legendary trumpeter/composer, alongside Marilyn Mazur and Helen Davies, will be presenting ‘Welcome Ofelia‘ at the CPH Jazz Festival 2016. The concert is … Continue reading

The Lark, album cover

Alceste Ayroldi, longtime contributor to Italian magazine Musica Jazz has published an extended interview of SG. It covers The Lark, At First, authors John Steinbeck and Peter Watson, Arvo Pärt, and the difference between modern jazz in the US and Europe … Continue reading

The Lark, album cover

The sophomore album of SG, The Lark, was released by German label WhyPlayJazz on February 26th. The reception has so far been highly favourable, Phil Barnes of AllAboutJazz (US), Niels Overgård of Jazznyt (DK) and Mike Collins of London Jazz … Continue reading

Light bulbs abound in the video, you should see it. Now!

A live in studio video featuring the title composition The Lark played by Mads La Cour, Andreas Fryland, Tapani Toivanen and SG has been released. Video credits: Filmed by Jeppe Schjødt, Martin Hald Jakobsen, Kristian Jensen. Recorded by Frederik Brandt … Continue reading

WhyPlayJazz mascot posing for the camera.

Greifswald-based label for adventurous modern jazz and improvised music, WhyPlayJazz, has graciously decided to release the upcoming album from Søren Gemmer. The album is set to release on February 26th of 2016 and will be titled ‘The Lark’.

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Documentary film maker Anders S. Jepsen has documented Tully Boris III in concert at KoncertKirken during the 2015 Copenhagen Jazz Festival. A beautiful portrait highlighting the explorative improvisations and attention to sound that characterizes the group. Tully Boris III is Tomasz Dąbrowski, … Continue reading

JazzHouse I

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival this year (3th-12th of July) will see Søren Gemmer performing in new collaborations and at new venues. Newly formed group ‘Tully Boris III’ will perform three times at the festival. Tomasz Dabrowski (POL), Anders Vestergaard and … Continue reading


Once again actionaid:denmark‘s non-profit venue MellemRummet will contribute no less the twenty concert to the CPH Jazz Festival of 2015. With two daily concerts at 17.00 and 21.00 featuring top names on the Copenhagen scene as well as exciting new-comers, … Continue reading

Tully Boris III, art work.

The ‘Vinter Jazz Festival’ in february will see a new group premiering. Søren Gemmer has gathered Polish trumpet player, Tomasz Dabrowski, and Danish drummer, Anders Vestergaard for playful and explorative interpretations of entirely new compositions for this specific setting as well as … Continue reading

Contribution, Information, August of 2014

The daily newspaper Information has printed SG’s contribution to the discussion about the role of art in society. Continue reading

Kunstplakat Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014

Festival Feast 2014, 4th-13th of July This year’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival will provide several opportunities of hearing the Søren Gemmer Quartet, the Gemmer-Estola Quartet and a special one-time only group with Kresten Osgood, Mads La Cour & Richard Andersson – as well … Continue reading

Jørgen Leth Press Photo

Modern jazz group, Reverse, has on occasion teamed up with poet, film maker, writer, jazz fan, cycling commentator, national icon – Jørgen Leth (Site / Blog). The group has so far played three sold out concerts at CPH JazzHouse and in relation to one … Continue reading

Mia Mottelson's poster for CPH Jazz Festival 2014 @ MellemRummet - poster

Once again the non-profit venue in MellemRummet, part of actionaid:denmark, boasts an artistically outstanding contribution to the CPH Jazz Festival of 2014.  It presents two daily concerts at 17.00 and 21.00 from July 4th to 13th . Amply titled “…ekstremt godt & utrolig tæt på” … Continue reading

'AT FIRST' - Album Cover

It is the season for ‘Best Of 2013′ lists and the blogosphere of modern jazz of course has a few also. The debut album of Søren Gemmer ‘at first’ has made it to two such lists; blog for contemporary Danish … Continue reading

Songwriter and bandleader Jonas Villumsen having coffee wearing a hoodie.

Jonas Villumsen records song for ‘Vinyl 2014′, a project organized by non-profit organization ‘Hygge Factory’ Continue reading

Surf In Stereo - #1 Mr. Timbuktu - Cover Art

Surf/jazz group Surf In Stereo releases In A Series of Three: ‘#1 Mr. Timbuktu’ Continue reading

DMA Jazz 2013 Header

Søren Gemmer has been nominated for Danish Music Award in the category Best New Jazz Act for the debut album ‘at first’. Continue reading

Jørgen Leth Press Photo

Danish magazine Gaffa, has provided a review of the Atlas concert along with an interview, in which film maker/poet Jørgen Leth mentions the collaboration with high praisings of Reverse. Continue reading

Gaffa Logo, Square

“An outstanding jazz album, at once complex and simple…” Ivan Rod, Gaffa. Continue reading

'The Second Time Around' - Album Cover

Søren Gemmer has provided liner notes for the Persson/Danielsson/Sundby album ‘The Second Time Around’. Continue reading

From left; Aske Drasbæk, former bass player Tapani Toivanen, Olli Estola, Søren Gemmer

The Gemmer-Estola is operative once again. Continue reading

'AT FIRST' - Album Cover

A reprint of beautiful review of the debut album of Søren Gemmer ‘at first’ Continue reading

Poster for Mellemrummet's 2013 jazz festival program

The venue ‘Mellemrummet’ is once again a part of the CPH Jazz Festival 2013. The program has been booked and curated by Søren Gemmer. Continue reading

The image contains Mike Højgaard's colorfull graphic design for Søren Gemmer's 'At First' Album.

Editor’s comment: “…Clever stuff, like lego for MIT students city planning for the moon…” Continue reading

Poster by artist Søren Behncke

An update on the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013 schedule for Søren Gemmer. Continue reading


‘at first’ is receiving airplay far and wide. Continue reading

Jonas Villumsen posing wearing a hat.

Jonas Villumsen is receiving well-deserved attention through Danish National Radios P3 programme ‘Det Elektriske Barometer’ Continue reading