Jazz Double Bill: Schools concerts with Svaneborg Kardyb and RKDIA

We were thrilled to present two schools concerts with the stars of our Jazz Double Bill in partnership with JazzDanmark as part of the Sounds of Denmark Festival.

The brilliant Svaneborg Kardyb and RKDIA inspired and delighted children from local schools.

When it was finished, we were buzzing and most of us clapped so hard that our hands nearly fell off!’

(RKDIA schools concert), Bee and Chameleon Class, Year 6
Kanes Hill Primary School, Southampton

RKDIA Schools Concert

Year 6 pupils from Kanes Hill Primary had such a great time at the performance with RKDIA that they wrote them to tell them how much the music and their experience at Turner Sims has inspired them.

Dear Anton and Morten,

Thank you so much for giving up your time to perform to us. It was so good it nearly knocked our socks off. We especially liked the way you improvised. Mrs Lloyd has taught us about improvising but we didn’t realise you could do it all the time. We loved the way you used eye contact to communicate with each other. Another favourite part was when you Morten improvised on your piano to create the same rhythm as Anton was doing on his drums. It was so cool.

Your passion for music and your instruments was so clear that it has made us want to learn to play the drums and piano (especially the drums). Your talent is out of this world! Those of us that play instruments (just over half of the class) wish we could play as well as you. You also looked like you were really enjoying yourselves, which is cool.

When it was finished, we were buzzing and most of us clapped so hard that our hands nearly fell off!

Overall, this was the best day we have had in year 6 so far and we wish we could watch you perform again. We keep asking our teacher to put the clips we have of you performing on loop!

We really are very grateful for the opportunity and are so appreciative that we got to go into such an impressive hall. We hope next year’s Year Six will get to go too.

Kind Regards,

Bee and Chameleon Class
Year 6
Kanes Hill Primary School, Southampton

Having Sounds of Denmark back in the UK after years of lockdown due to Covid-19 was such a pleasure and a vital testimony of live music being back in full effect. Furthermore, I was happy to see that the return of the project also welcomed a new audience at Turner Sims, where both local school children and the people of Southampton got to experience two emerging acts from the Danish jazz scene.”

Camilla Juul, JazzDanmark

Svaneborg Kardyb Schools Concert