Four talented musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds meet to create entirely new material. That’s the formula for Jammin’, a project that has been running for the past year as a permanent project by ROSA – The Danish Rock Council.
As a part of the opening of SPOT Festival 2015 several of the musicians reunite to perform the material they created when they last worked together on Jammin’.
Michael Møller: Michael is a highly productive singer and songwriter known from Moi Caprice and as front man in The Mountain, and he also has two acclaimed solo albums under his belt. In addition to band and solo releases he also plays with the folk group Svøbsk and has begun a composer project in Vietnam. Møller is a former radio host at Danish National Radio channel P6Beat, and in 2012 he was named composer of the year by the Danish Music Critics.
Nasser Badran: Nasser is of Palestinian origin and was born and raised in the refugee camp Borj Al Barajne in Beirut. At age twelve he began playing the flute and later the same year he performed on stage in Beirut. He quickly developed an interest in oriental music, especially classical Arabian music, he therefore started studying the ney flute at the Lebanon Music Academy. The ney flute is known for it dreamy and relaxed sound.
Deniz Ozan Öksüz: Deniz Ozan is out of a musical family and got his first saz at age six. At age ten he began receiving proper training – but he describes himself as ”mostly self-taught”. He was a part of the talent programme at The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg, RAMA and is now doing a three-year musical education. The saz is a lute-like instrument known for it’s characteristic crisp and metallic sound.
Ida Wenøe: Ida is former lead in the band Boho Dancer, who won Karrierekanonen (a radio contest for upcoming bands) in 2011. Clash Magazine describes her sound as ”enchanting acid folk with a deep personal sound” and The Guardian wrote, ”she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies”. In the beginning of 2015 her first solo album ”Time of Ghosts” will be released.