The DOKY BROTHERS with ALVIN QUEEN

FRIDAY & SATURDAY

FEB 24 & 25

Niels Lan Doky (piano)
Chris Minh Doky (bass)
Alvin Queen (drums)

2 shows
5:30 PM and 8:00 PM

Jazz & Dinner Gala at
Hotel D’Angleterre
Kongens Nytorv 34
DK -1050 Copenhagen K
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Ticket price per person DKK 1,800 includes concert, a welcome aperitif, a three course dinner of Chef’s choice with accompanying wines of Sommelier’s choice, still water, coffee or tea, flower decorations and menu card.

Please contact us for special dietary requirements or non-alcoholic alternatives

The Doky Brothers with Alvin Queen

Early show  (In Louis XVI)

5:30 PM welcome aperitif at Gallery
6:00 PM dinner starts
6:30 PM show begins
7:45 PM show ends / meet & greet the artists
8:15 PM end of event

Late show (in the Palm Court)

8:00 PM welcome aperitif at Gallery
8:30 PM dinner starts
9:00 PM show begins
10:15 PM show ends / meet & greet the artists
10:45 PM end of event

In the mid-nineties, pianist Niels Lan Doky and his brother bassist Chris Minh Doky released two albums as the “Doky Brothers” on the iconic Blue Note record label. Both albums sold Gold and are among the most successful Danish jazz albums ever. The Doky Brothers disbanded in 1998 and both brothers went on to create impressive, prolific and enduring individual solo careers and both were knighted by HM Queen Margrethe II for their contributions to the arts. The brothers reunited briefly for the first time in 10 years, in the Summer of 2008, at a sold out show in Tivoli’s Glassalen, where they were both given the Ben Webster Award. Since then, the brothers have been heard together only rarely and sporadically,  but now comes a seldom chance again.

Photo credit: Torben Christensen

They will be joined by one of our all time favorite artists at The Standard Jazz Club, the extraordinary drummer Alvin Queen, legendary for his work with Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone to name but a few.

Photo credit: Torben Christensen / Eddie Michel Azoulay

About the artists

Photo credit: André Gustafson

Niels Lan Doky

Jazz pianist and composer Niels Lan Doky has had one of the most extensive and unusual careers that the Danish music scene has ever seen. His professional career started already at age 13, and he was only 15 when began playing with American jazz legends Thad Jones and Ernie Wilkins. Today at the age of 53, he has released 39 album as a leader or co-leader and has collaborated with the greatest artists in jazz and won countless awards and accolades around the world. He was Knighted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on her birthday in 2010 and has appeared on bestseller lists in Europe and Asia. And he has also occasionally devoted time to parallel careers as a film director, producer, author and speaker. After an absence of three decades living in respectively Boston, New York and Paris, he is now back in Denmark where he has opened not less than two jazz clubs in the capital of Copenhagen, the reopened Jazzhus Montmartre, which he launched in 2010 and The Standard, which he opened in 2013 with Claus Meyer. Truly a global cosmopolitan, he has performed for many prominent world figures including Pope Jean Paul II, actor Roger Moore, French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin,  among others.

“That rare thing in the jazz of our time, an original voice in the great tradition.”
– Dan Morgenstern (institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, New Jersey).

“Niels is not gloating about being at the top. He just belongs there.”
– Mike Zwerin (International Herald Tribune)

“Niels Lan Doky is the best pianist of his generation. I am stunned by the freshness of his music.”
– Sugita Hiroki  (Swing Journal, Japan)

Chris Minh Doky

Chris Minh Doky’s 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 icons such as Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Mike Stern, Michele Camilo and Ryuichi Sakamoto.  As a leader and recording artist, Chris Minh Doky has multiple gold and platinum awards, Grammy® nominations – and has even been knighted by HM Queen Margrethe II for his contributions to the arts. In a world obsessed with bottom lines, Chris Minh Doky has created bottom lines that have perked the ears of jazz fans around the world. For more than two decades he has been recognized as an original master of the upright bass. He continues the Danish bass heritage founded by Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen while exploring new musical paths to new levels. Whether caressing the strings in a seductive lull or taking his instrument to the edge, Chris Minh Doky is the bottom line.

”There is a softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument.”
DownBeat magazine (USA)

“ A commanding presence”
The New York Times (USA)

“A powerful bassist”
– JazzTimes Magazine (USA)

Photo credit: Torben Christensen

Photo credit: Eddie Michel Azoulay

Alvin Queen

The extraordinary jazz legend Alvin Queen is recognized as one of the most respected drummers of his generation. Originally from New York, he first started to gain wider recognition when he joined the Horace Silver Quintet in 1969 alongside sidemen and stellar contemporaries such as Mike Brecker, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Stanley Clarke and Bob Berg.  But before then Alvin Queen had already played with John Coltrane in 1963 – at the age of only 13. Needless to say he was an obvious prodigy. Since then he has performed with a who’s-who in jazz, including lumiaries like George Benson, Nina Simone, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie and numerous others. And for many years he was the drummer in the final edition of the Oscar Peterson Quartet before the leader’s passing.  Alvin Queen and Niels Lan Doky have a long history together. Queen played on Doky’s debut album in 1986  “Here or There” which also featured Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and he was also the drummer on NLD’s first tour of Japan in 1988 and they have done numerous other projects together over the years, not least at The Standard Jazz Club where Alvin Queen is one of our all time favorite artists.

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