Jazz Danmark: Lis Wessberg | Yellow Map
WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH - 8:00 PM
Lis Wessberg is a trombonist, composer, band leader and arranger. She is known for her heartfelt, expressive tone and soulful and melodic compositions. These blend acoustic instrumentation with wondrous layers of sound, and dreamy, cinematic electronica.
Lis was commended for her ‘incredible vision …over the course of nine exquisite and original compositions’ by UKVibe for her 2021 release Yellow Map. The album was praised across the board and named as ‘one of the year’s major Danish jazz releases’ by Jazznyt, Jazz Special and Gaffa in Denmark.
This is her first visit to the UK as a band-leader. Tonight, she presents compositions from Yellow Map alongside new music from her second album Twain Walking (due for release in April 2024).
Lis is one of the leading trombonists in Denmark, performing on over 50 albums and touring in Denmark and abroad. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest stars in music, including Ray Charles, Joyce Moreno, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, and Randy Brecker.
Lis Wessberg trombone
Steen Rasmussen piano, keys
Jesper Thorn bass
Jeppe Gram drum
Presented by Turner Sims Southampton in partnership with JazzDanmark and as part of the Sounds of Denmark Festival