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Episode 2: Two Kings and a Queen

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Martin Jensen

This episode profiles three of the biggest personalities in the golden age of Danish jazz. Pianist, composer and vocalist Karen Jønsson struggles to be accepted, Leo Matthisen battles the Nazis during World War II, while Sven Asmussen is taken away by Gestapo to the central prison in Berlin for the crime of playing the violin.

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.