Sølyst Den Kongelige Skydebane, The Standard Jazz Club and the Gangsted Foundation proudly present

The Ultimate Jazz Party 2017

JULY 8 & 9

Show times daily
3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM  (doors open at 2 PM)

Saturday Late Night VIP event
8:30 PM dinner + Late Night event

Sunday Lunch
12:30 PM

1 day ticket (3 concerts)
DKK 595

2 day ticket (6 concerts)
DKK 1,025

Saturday VIP ticket
DKK 3,500 includes Saturday day ticket + VIP Dinner & Late Night Event (*)

Sunday Lunch
DKK 1,000 includes Sunday day ticket + 3 course lunch with wine pairing and coffee/tea (*)

The Ultimate Jazz Party 2017

At Sølyst Mansion in Klampenborg, Denmark

A Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 Official Venue

The historic royal mansion SØLYST is proud to present its first annual  ULTIMATE JAZZ PARTY on its fabulous seaside premises in Klampenborg just North of Copenhagen. The event is a part of the Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 and features an unprecedented array of our favorite artists:

Brian McKnight

David Sanborn

Curtis Stigers

Randy Brecker

Mike Stern

Lenny White

The Doky Brothers

Dave Weckl

Amanda Thomsen

Victor Jones

Anders Bergcrantz

Camille Sledge

David “Fingers” Haynes

Mikkel Nordsø

Katrine Ring

and more….

Join us for an entire Summer weekend as we indulge in a cornucopia of sublime music and gastronomic adventures. Visit our open air food court hosted by renowned caterers and restaurants – or allow yourself to indulge in our all day Champagne, Oysters & Caviar bar. Or go for the ultimate VIP gastronomic indoor fine dining experience and Late Night after party on Saturday night (limited seats available).

Jazz is adventurous, luxurious, fabulous, glamorous, stylish, romantic and sensual – simply a celebration of life itself. Come and join us and indulge in the ultimate feast for the senses!

Program and schedule

Open air food court open all day from 2 PM to to 8:30 PM
Champagne, Oysters and Caviar Bar open all day from 2 PM to 8:30 PM



Niels Lan Doky (piano), Chris Minh Doky (bass) & Dave Weckl (drums)

Curtis Stigers (vocal), Niels Lan Doky (piano), Chris Minh Doky (bass), Victor Jones (drums) & Anders Bergcrantz (trumpet)

Brian McKnight (vocal), Amanda Thomsen (vocal), Niels Lan Doky (piano), Chris Minh Doky (bass) & Dave Weckl (drums)


8:30 PM: Gourmet dinner curated by Henrik Nielsen
Champagne and oysters welcome followed by a fabulous three course dinner with pairings of exquisite wines, all rounded off with delicious coffee and sweets.  Accompanying dinner music by DJ Bobber. Thereafter open bar until 2 AM.

00:00 AM: Spectacular Soul/Funk revue hosted by CAMILLE SLEDGE & BAND plus Special Guests
Camille Sledge (vocal), David “Fingers” Haynes (drums/drum machine), Ken Linh Doky (keyboards) Mikkel Nordsø (guitar) and Jerry Pavaye (bass) + Special Guests. 

1 AM: Dancing the rest of the night away with DJ KATRINE RING


12:30 PM: INDOOR LUNCH (Lunch ticket holders only) Three course lunch with wine pairing and coffee/tea (*)

Starter: smoked salmon from the Faeroe Islands, fresh herbs and mustard creme

Main course: Tartar, fries and salad

Dessert: strawberries with stirred ice cream and crumble

(*) contact us for special dietary requirements and non-alcoholic alternatives.

Mike Stern (guitar), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Lenny White (drums) and Teymur Phell (bass) 

David Sanborn (alto sax), Niels Lan Doky (piano), Chris Minh Doky (bass) and Dave Weckl (drums)

DAVID SANBORN (alto sax)
MIKE STERN (guitar)
DAVE WECKL (drums)


Sølyst, Den Kongelige Skydebane
Address: Emiliekildevej 2, 2930 Klampenborg, Denmark
Phone: +45 39 64 06 85 email: arrangementer@soelyst.dk

Sølyst is located only 20 minutes from Copenhagen, but in a world of its own. It is very easy to get here. We have lots of parking spots and easy access to public transportation. Klampenborg Station is only in 10 min walking distance.

The THE ULTIMATE JAZZ PARTY 2017 is produced and curated by Niels Lan Doky (The Standard Jazz Club), Henrik Nielsen (Sølyst) and Christian Gangsted-Rasmussen (Gangsted Fonden).

Hellerup Park
Proud Hotel Sponsor of The Ultimate Jazz Party 2017


Cast of artists

Brian McKnight

As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, with several going 2 and 3x platinum, and he has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, McKnight has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully for over a decade, and has collaborated with performers across every genre including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson and David Foster to name but a few.

David Sanborn

David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres typically blending instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has played the saxophone since before he was in high school, inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis. He later toured and recorded with Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie. At the same time, Dave was touring and recording with the great Gil Evans, dividing his time between the two. After moving to New York City Dave started his solo career and collaborated with such artists as Paul Simon and James Taylor.

Photo of Curtis Stigers by Mali Lazell

Curtis Stigers

Given his string of hit singles, millions of records sold and a 23-year recording career that has touched every continent and nearly every genre, one might expect Curtis Stigers to be either very rich or very tired. But mostly, Stigers is busy. The energetic singer/songwriter/saxophonist regularly barnstorms concert halls, festivals and clubs everywhere from Moscow to Manhattan, accompanied one night by his quartet, another by big band or orchestra. He has released new work nearly every year since he started recording, frequently collaborating with his musical heroes. Along the way, this musician who began his career playing standards in a Boise hotel lobby while moonlighting as drummer in a punk band has redefined the constitution of contemporary jazz.  “I was the kid who worshipped songs and the musicians who made them,” he remembers.

Randy Brecker

Jazz trumpeter and composer and 5 x Grammy Award winner Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.  Born in 1945 in Philadelphia, Randy moved to New York in the mid-1960s and landed gigs with the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and the Horace Silver Quintet among others, and ventured into jazz-rock with the band Blood, Sweat and Tears, and later the group ‘Dreams’.  By 1975, Randy and his brother Michael formed the Brecker Brothers, a band of immeasurable impact and influence, releasing six albums and earning seven Grammy nominations.

Photo of Randy Brecker by Marri Cyr

Photo of Mike Stern by Torben Christensen

Mike Stern

One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, David Sanborn, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards).  An electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and his inherently bluesy string bending prowess, Stern has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or session he plays by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Albert King. As says Mike Zwerin (International Herald Tribune) “Mike Stern is one of the best electric guitarists of his generation.”

Lenny White

The three-time Grammy Award-winning American drummer Lenny White has been described as “one of the founding fathers of jazz fusion”. Lenny has played with virtually everyone in the music business and has co-created some of the most influential music over the past three decades. He has also expanded and reinvented his career by becoming a great producer also. Alternating between drummer and producer and always on the cuttung edge of the music scene, Lenny has been continually pushing the musical envelope and has collaborated with many of jazz mysic’s greatest artists. Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Joe Henderson to name but a few. It was the late great Miles Davis album “Bitches Brew” that launched Lenny’s career and with the world renowned fusion group “Return To Forever” he developed his chops.

Photo of Niels Lan Doky by André Gustafson

Niels Lan Doky

A generation younger than artists like Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky is one of the most prolific and unique jazz artists of his time.  He has released 39 albums and collaborated with the greatest artists in jazz and won countless awards and accolades around the world. When releasing his 1986 debut album 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”.

Chris Minh Doky

In a world obsessed with bottom lines, Chris Minh Doky has created bottom lines that have perked the ears of jazz fans across the globe. Recognized as an original master of the upright bass for over two decades, his rare ability to perform with ample portions of creativity and dynamism – either as a solo artist or sideman – consistently place him in the top-5 lists of reader polls around the world. Carrying on the Danish tradition of spotlighting the bass as the lead instrument, his distinctive styling of each note reflects his roots in American East Coast grooves seasoned with the lyrical traditions of Scandinavia. He earned the respect of the American jazz elite as the first-call bass player for artists such as Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Mike Stern, Michele Camilo and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Photo of Dave Weckl by Spencer Photography Inc.

Dave Weckl

For more than 25 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him “one of the 25 best drummers of all time.”  But these honors, in addition to many more bestowed by the music community, are the product of Dave’s undying commitment to making great compositions. Dave’s incredibly dynamic and diverse drumming, which has inspired musicians worldwide, is built on a solid foundation of knowledge and respect for music.  Born in St. Louis Missouri, Dave has played with a who’s-who in music.  But his international breakthrough came as the drummer of Chick Corea’s Elektric and Akoustic bands.

Amanda Thomsen

One of The Standard Jazz Club’s greatest revelations is undoubtedly the young and ultra-talented vocalist Amanda Thomsen, who debuted at the club in early 2014 at the age of only 16 and took the audiences by storm and quickly evolved from an unknown newcomer to “a little sensation on the Danish music scene” according to the Danish newspaper Politiken, who furthermore wrote, “one becomes spellbound by Amanda Thomsen’s young age combined with the ease and innocence with which she interprets the melodic material”. Her first engagement The Standard in early 2014 culminated with a guest appearance by her idol Brian McKnight. Since then she has performed 132 concerts at The Standard plus other cities and countries. In June she will go on her first tour to Japan with the Niels Lan Doky Trio.

Photo of Amanda Thomsen by Signe Roderik

Victor Jones

Best known as the drummer of Stan Getz, Little Jimmy Scott, Chaka Khan and Michel Petrucciani – Victor Jones has also worked with Woody Shaw, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rogers and tons more.  Recognized as one of the most prolific and eclectic drummers in jazz today, he appears on more than two hundred recordings and sound tracks. A two time Grammy nominee – one time winner, and a one time Oscar nominated artist . Victor began his musical journey back in the late 60s as a classical trumpet player in his home town of East Orange New Jersey.  After 10 years of studying trumpet he became interested in the drums from listening to Ringo and the Beatles and then discovered the music of James Brown, Jimmy Hendrix, John Coltrane and Miles Davis.

Anders Bergcrantz

Swedish trumpet player Anders Bergcrantz is one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and/or recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Dave Liebman, Richie Beirach, McCoy Tyner, Mike Brecker, Billy Hart, Monica Zetterlund, The Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, a.o. He has won numerous awards and polls, including the the finest and foremost Swedish jazz award, “The Golden Record” in 1995 and 2007. Anders has a long standing reputation as a soloist capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range in the tradition of trumpet stars like Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Miles Davis and he has also developed a deep, strong and soulful individual voice of his own. Anders Bergcrantz is performing all over the world as guest soloist and with his own groups.

Camille Sledge

The world traveled model and singer Camille Sledge (daughter of singer Debbie Sledge)  as made a name for herself on stage and off.  Having performed since the age of 12, Camille has a natural on-stage presence. After hosting a live band infused open-mic night in Philadelphia for a few years, this “supermodel soul sister” went on to record original projects with acts such as Dice Raw (The Roots), The Drunken Immortals and of course Sister Sledge. As well as performing all over the world with her mom and aunts, Camille is also the front-woman of The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra (PAO), a jazz funk band with Africana influence,  voted “Music Project of the Year” in 2014. Truly a high energy performer, Camille Sledge will not fail to entertain every time she touches the mic!

David “Fingers” Haynes

David “Fingers” Haynes has worked with numerous mainstream recording artists including Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Sheila E, Lee Ritenour and Arrested Development to name but a few. Although David is an accomplished drummer, he has arguably become renowned for his finger drum playing. His unique finger tapping technique enables him to play a drum machine as he would a drum kit. Videos of his finger drumming have been regularly featured on YouTube, earning him over three million full play hits. One may also have seen Davidplaying drums set on CNN in a segment featuring Arrested Development. In 2008 he was a Grammy nominee with Stanley Jordan. In 2010, he was featured on a BET Black Music Month commercial for a month and also featured in the February 2011 issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

Mikkel Nordsø

Danish guitar legend Mikkel Nordsø is nearly self taught. At the age of 15 he became a member of Palle Mikkelborg’s group V8 and of the pioneering latin/funk band Buki-Yamaz. As a member of the hugely popular Danish group Sneakers he set new standards of rock guitar playing in Denmark.  He has recorded/performed with an endless number of renowned artist in Denmark and abroad, has toured in Scandinavia, Europe, Greenland, Faroe Islands, USA, Canada, Brasil, Mexico, Guatemala, Indonesia, Marokko, South Africa, Ghana, Mali, South Korea, India and Thailand. Collaborations include artists such as Dr. L. Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Gary Burton, Niels Lan Doky, David Sanborn, Randy Brecker, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gino Vannelli, Lisa Nilsson, Marilyn Mazur, John Abercrombie, Youn Sun Nah, Niels Peter Molvaer and Niels Henning Ørsted Petersen.

Jerry Pavaye

Born on the Reunion Island, and in the island’s lush music scene, Jerry Pavaye chose the electric bass as his main instrument and source of expression. At a very young age Jerry started to play with the island’s top artists Ti’ Fock and Meddy Gerville. Later based in Paris, he began a parallel classical music career as bassist in a local symphony orchestra. When he appeared with his band “Colours Ave” at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in 2014, the great Darryl Jones (bassist for the Rolling Stones and Miles Davis) was in the audience. Jerry’s playing has a unique groove and embodies traditional music from the Reunion Island as well as Be Bop and Funk. His album with “Colours Ave” has received praise from music industry veterans Terri Lynn Carrington and Ira Coleman.

Ken Linh Doky

Composer, producer and keyboardist in the soul/r&b/pop/jazz genres, Ken Linh Doky has a reputation among musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, as an artist of unique talent whom everyone craves to collaborate with. Music has been his shadow since birth. Ken was raised in the midst of his father Niels Lan Doky’s recording sessions and concert performances and with family friends that included some of jazz history’s greatest icons. Ken is based in Paris where he co-leads the hip-hop group Bhati & Bliss and performs regularly in the city’s hottest clubs and venues. Studies at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston in 2010 and 2011 became a life changing experience for Ken as he bonded on a deep level, both spiritually and professionally, with his newfound friends and colleagues in America.

Teymur Phell

Bassist Teymur Phell was born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1987 to a very musical family. His father Elmar, a composer and music teacher, and grandmother Elmira Nazirova, who was a celebrated classical pianist and sought after music instructor, both played an important role in Teymur’s early musical education. After graduating from high school, Teymur continued his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music studying classical upright bass with maestro Michael Klinghoffer, and at the same time touring the world with Palestinian singer, Amal Markus. Since Teymur’s New York arrival in 2011, he has built his reputation as a vibrant and virtuosic player, performing with artists such as Danielia Cotton, Alex Young, Leni Stern, Kevin Salem, Lafayette Harris, Oz Noy and landing major gigs with jazz greats such as Mike Stern and Arturo Sandoval.

Katrine Ring

Katrine Ring began her DJ carreer in 1992. Jazz is the keyword for her eclectic mix of jazzfunk, latin, electronica, nujazz and breaks. With residencies at Copenhagen Jazz House, Jazzhus Montmartre, The Standard Jazz Club and several hotel lounges she sets new standards for lounge and dance floor music. She has performed for squatters and royalty, played abroad and toured with Danish and Swedish groups. Resident DJ at Barbarellah and Hotel 27 in Copenhagen, she is also into classical music as a part of Yellow Lounge DK, released a classic mix CD in 2008 and performed with a classical orchestra. Resident DJ at Yellow Lounge@Hotel Avenue, Cph. Her first book on Danish Club culture and DJ Kenneth Bager to be released in the near future. Listen to Katrines mixes and productions here www.soundcloud.com/katrine-ring

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