Jazz Masterworks Series: GETZ/GILBERTO

FEB 14

Daniel Rolim (guitar & vocal)
Gabor Bolla (tenor sax)
Nancy Harms (vocal)
Morten Ramsbøl (bass)
Jonas Johansen (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

A very special Valentine’s Day celebration

At the famous and historic Hotel d’Angleterre

Our acclaimed live production of the groundbreaking Bossa Nova album returns – for one night only.

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

About the album

GETZ/GILBERTO is the 1964 jazz–bossa nova album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Its release helped fuel the bossa nova craze in the United States and internationally. It brought together Stan Getz, who had already performed the genre on his LP Jazz Samba, João Gilberto (one of the creators of the style), and Jobim, a celebrated Brazilian composer (and also one of the main creators of the genre), who wrote most of the songs on the album. It became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, and turned Astrud Gilberto, who sang on the tracks “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Corcovado“, into an internationally celebrated musician. It won the 1965 Grammy Awards for Best Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Individual or Group and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. “The Girl from Ipanema” also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965.

This was the first time a jazz album received Album of the Year. It was the last jazz album to win the award until Herbie Hancock‘s River: The Joni Letters 43 years later, in 2008. Included in Vibe’s 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century. In 2012, Rolling Stone included it on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. JazzTimes – “…essential for all serious jazz collections…served as proof that it is possible for music to be both artistically and commercially successful…this relatively sparse setting with the great Getz perfectly fit the music, resulting in a true gem…” The album was produced by Creed Taylor and engineered by Phil Ramone.

Photo credit: Signe Roderik

Original album cover


Live performance of the entire GETZ/GILBERTO track list in original order


  1. The Girl From Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel)
  2. Doralice (Dorival Caymmi, Antonio Almeida)
  3. Para Machucar Meu Coraçao (Ary Barroso)
  4. Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights) (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees)
  6. So Danço Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes)
  7. O Grande Amor (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes)
  8. Vivo Sonhando (Antonio Carlos Jobim)

Plus additional brazilian songs selected by Daniel Rolim and Niels Lan Doky.
Total duration of set is 75 minutes.

Click here to listen to the original GETZ/GILBERTO album on YouTube.

The cast of artists

Photo credit Nancy Harms: Lauren Desberg

Nancy Harms (vocal – USA)

Nancy Harms is one of the most exciting new vocalists on the New York scene and frequently appears in jazz clubs in the Big Apple such as Birdland, Smalls, Cornelia Street Café and other of the New York’s legendary jazz venues. Her latest album “Dreams In Apartments” features beautiful, fresh and innovative arrangements of classic jazz standards and has received rave reviews in the US and beyond. Her previous appearances at The Standard Jazz Club has featured a mesmerizing rendition of the Antonio Carlos Jobim song “Fotografia” which prompted our music director Niels Lan Doky to invite her to join the Getz/Gilbert Jazz Masterworks Series project. Here is what the Wall Street Journal had to say about Nancy Harms: “She concentrates on the tiniest, most intimate space and completely pulls you into it. After hearing her just once, you’ll never want to let her go.”

Daniel Rolim (Guitar/Vocal – Brazil)

Composer, interpreter, guitarist and singer Daniel Rolim works with many forms of Brazilian music. With its wide repertoire he interprets the greatest Brazilian composers and performs his own original music with passion and dedication. He is recognized not only in Brazil but throughout Europe, for his work, his talent, his capacity of engaging the listeners and his gentle and creamy voice touching the hearts of his audiences. Rolim’s sound is both striking and personal, intertwining the sounds of the great Brazilian Bossa Nova genre developed in the 1950s,1960 and 1970s by musicians and composers such as  João Gilberto, Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes. With shows and performances in the most of Brazil and many parts of Europe he has taken the best of Brazilian culture to numerous places over the world, always received with great success and enthusiasm.

Photo credit: Signe Roderik

Photo credit: Signe Roderik

Gabor Bolla (tenor saxophone – Hungary)

One of the most impressive and talked about new tenor saxophonists on the international jazz scene today is undoubtedly the young Hungarian Gabor Bolla who has been taking audiences by storm at The Standard Jazz Club for the past three years, as a featured artist on several Jazz Masterworks Series projects, including Takin’ Off (Herbie Hancock), Speak No Evil (Wayne Shorter) and Round’ Midnight (Miles Davis) –  in addition to participating in our UNESCO International Jazz Day events and appearing with Gary Peacock, Randy Brecker, Alvin Queen, Niels Lan Doky, Ira Coleman and Jeff “Tain” Watts during our yearly Copenhagen Jazz Festival programs and last but not least playing with the young piano prodigy Joey Alexander. We are very excited about his return engagement for this exciting and much loved Stan Getz tribute and Bossa Nova celebration.

Morten Ramsbøl (bass –Denmark)

Danish bassist, composer and professor of jazz double bass at University Of Music And Performing Arts in Graz, Austria, Morten Ramsbøl, is one of the most exciting and demanded jazz bassists in Europe. His warm and rich tone, intonation and time feel embraces the finest qualities of the “Nordic bass sound”, yet with a deep love and respect for the punchy hard swinging American bass tradition and the expressive melodic phrasing from his Scandinavian roots. The strong and long standing tradition of great jazz bassists in Denmark was started by the late great Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and is renowned for the level of technical skills and melodic and harmonic overview. Morten Ramsbøl comes straight out of that tradition, but has his own unique sound and contemporary take on the instrument. Since 1993, Morten has been involved with stellar artists and groups throughout Europe and the USA.

Photo credit: Marianne Ramsbøl

Jonas Johansen (drums – Denmark)

Jonas Johansen ranks among the finest European jazz drummers. Early mentors included Bent Lylloff, Ed Thigpen and Alex Riel and in 1990 he became the drummer of The Danish Radio Big Band, where he stayed until 1999. From 1993 he began playing with the world-renowned Danish bassist Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen and was a permanent member of his trio from 1996 until his death in 2005. Over the years Jonas Johansen has worked with  luminaries such as Steve Swallow, Eliane Elias, Egberto Gismonti, Johnny Griffin, Chris Minh Doky, Toninho Horta, Milt Jackson, Airto Moreira, John Taylor, Phil Woods, Monica Zetterlund, Kurt Elling, Mike Stern, McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, John Scofield, Tom Harrell, Bob Brookmeyer, Toots Thielemanns, Art Farmer, Hermeto Pascoal, David Sanborn and Carla Bley.  He received the Ben Webster Award in 1991 and has a discography of more than 170 recordings.


The concept is inspired by the word ”masterwork” which is used mostly in classical music where it refers to a great composition by a great composers, for example a symphony, a sonata or suite.   It essentially boils down to a large stack of paper with lots of musical notes written on them. This is called a score.

In jazz we do have scores, but only to a very limited extend compared to classical music. Because in jazz, contrary to most other forms of music, most of the notes are spontaneously improvised on the spot and therefore cannot be planned nor written down in advance.

The Standard proposes the idea that the jazz equivalent to classical masterwork scores are recorded albums.  The way albums are conceived by jazz artists is usually like a musical suite where as much creative thought process goes into the structure of the overall program as to each individual composition.

Therefore we have made a selection of very significant or iconic jazz albums from different time periods, and we approach each album in a similar way to classical ensembles performing a classical masterwork:  we perform the album’s entire repertoire live – and the compositions from the album are performed in the exact same order as on the original recording – and with the exact same instrumentation of course.  We call this our Jazz Masterworks Series.

This provides a platform for contemporary jazz artists to perform jazz masterworks by jazz masters from any time period, in a similar spirit as classical performers or ensembles performing classical masterworks. For the audience, it provides an opportunity to experience live,  music that they would otherwise only get to hear on recordings.  Plus it also gives the audience an opportunity to experience compelling nuances and new variations in the multiple ways that modern jazz artists choose to interpret well known jazz masterworks.

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