The Standard Jazz Club at Hotel Danmark proudly presents, in association with The National Musem of Denmark

Young gifted and black: The music of Nina Simone

Performed by Debbie Sledge with the Niels Lan Doky trio

NOV 10-12

Debbie Sledge (vocal)

Niels Lan Doky (piano)

Tobias Dall (bass)

Niclas Bardeleben (drums)

The National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)

Ny Vestergade 10
1471 Copenhagen K

Friday, November 10
6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Saturday, November 11
6:30 PM and 8:30 PM

Sunday, November 12
8:30 PM

Doors open 15 minutes before show begins.

Show duration is 75 minutes without intermission

Tickets DKK 375

Tickets can also be purchased in person at any time at the hotel or the jazz club.

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“The first time I heard Nina Simone I was struck by the depth and richness of her voice and from that moment on I wanted to hear and know more! I continue to be taken to another realm each time I hear and experience her music. She is a phenomenal talent, passionate performer and civil rights activist who used her music and platform, not only to mesmerize her audiences, but to educate them and speak out against the social injustices towards minorities, especially African Americans in the United States, Her music provided hope and strength during her time and continues to be ever so relevant today! I am excited and honored to join the Niels Lan Doky Trio in bringing “Young Gifted and Black“, the music of Nina Simone, to the world once again. It’s time!”

– Debbie Sledge

Click here for trailer to the amazing  Nina Simone documentary

Meet the cast

Debbie Sledge

The extraordinary American singer and music industry legend Debbie Slegde released “We Are Family” in 1979 with her group Sister Sledge. It remains one of the most popular and enduring songs of all time. She also collaborated with James Brown on the historic Rumble In The Jungle concert in Zaïre in 1974. A devoted jazz singer also, she has performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem and elsewhere. But she has been taking audiences by storm across the globe since teaming up with acclaimed jazz pianist Niels Lan Doky. Their compelling renditions of both soul and jazz classics and lesser known gems has garnered standing ovations night after night. Their music is vibrant, emotionally intense and intuitive.

Niels Lan Doky

One of the most prolific and unique jazz artists of his generation, Niels Lan Doky has released 39 albums, collaborated with the greatest artists in jazz and won countless awards and accolades around the world. When his debut album was released in 1986, the American jazz writer Dan Morgenstern wrote: “There is nothing more encouraging and satisfying than to encounter for the first time a young jazz musician of real stature, someone who can make you feel that the future of the music is in good hands. There can not be the slightest doubt that Doky’s talent is of real significance – that rare thing in the Jazz of our time, an original voice in the great tradition”.

Photo credit: André Gustafson

Rob Valenta/Signe Roderik

Tobias Dall &
Niclas Bardeleben

The permanent members of the Niels Lan Doky trio are two phenomenal young Danes – the incredible bassist Tobias Dall and the spectacular drummer Niclas Bardeleben. They are both among the most impressive and significant jazz talents to emerge out of Denmark in many years and they are touring regularly with Debbie Sledge and Niels Lan Doky, appearing in major capitals such as London, Paris, Tokyo and beyond.

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