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Episode 1: Beginnings

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Martin Jensen

The first saxophone in Danish music history arrives on a boat from America. The young Valdemar Eiberg tries with enthusiasm to play music he has hardly heard. Early visits from Sam Wooding and later Josephine Baker and Louis Armstrong divide the public but inspire the first generation of Danish jazz musicians to break new ground.

Kresten Osgood is a Danish drummer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and communicator.
In 2016 Joan had the pleasure of subbing for Guy Garvey, of the band Elbow, on his BBC 6Music show, Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour. In 2017, she and pianist, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), co-wrote the film score for Permission, directed by Brian Crano.