2018 has just begun,- and again I will be doing some travelling. It’s still early, but Finland, Sweden, Germany and USA is among the destinations. Also 2018 will be the year that my Trio release their third album. We recorded it at Fattoria musica in Germany while on tour last November and I can’t wait to share it with you. 2017 was the greatest. We got to go to China (twice!), Germany and Sweden. We played for 1200 people in sunny Stockholm, for a selected audience of world class sound engineers gathering at Bang&Olufsen and we even got to play for his Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. What I cherries the most though is all the people who came to our 25 […]
These days it seems like my music is getting out to a wider audience. I’ve signed a record deal with the coolest jazz label in Germany,- Berthold Records, who have scheduled to re-release Out of the White on March 17th. We played our first concert in Hamburg, Germany, at Kulturcafe Elbphilharmonie a few weeks ago and will follow up with a longer tour in Germany in November. Next sunday I’ll be playing in Lund with Estonian singer and violinist, Ingrid Hagel, and plans are in the making of more concerts in Sweden with my own group this summer. And then there is China. Tomorrow I’ll be leaving to play at the Danish Embassy in Beijing as well as a puplic performance at The Georg. I’ll be playing with […]
A great summer has come to an end and new and exciting things are happening . Martin Fabricius TRIO played at Cafe Devino and was asked to come back for another concert i 2017, we played at Nuvenue Jazz Festival and at Kayakbar by the harbor of Copenhagen. This fall we have some concerts coming up where we will be trying out new material along side the old and proven songs. I’ve also been playing in a new group led my pianist Lars Fiil, called Fiil Free. We played at Copenhagen Jazzfestival and just released our first CD, Everything is a Translation, which you can check out here. And finally,- we’re booking concerts for next year and has booked our first show in Germany at the […]
After a great tour to Cameroun with my trio, I’m now getting ready for the Vinter Jazz Festival here in Copenhagen. I’m extremely proud to tell that I will be playing with one of this years headliners, legendary trumpet player and ECM artist Tomasz Stanko. We will play public concerts at Copenhagen Jazz House and Dexter as well as a private show which will be recorded in front of an invited audience. Tomasz Stankos music is both wild and beautiful and it’s a such a great honor for me to share the stage with him and a wonderful band of great musicians. This winter I will also play concerts with a new group formed by Danish pianist Lars Fiil, Ingrid Hagels Estonian Jazz Folk Project, a concert […]
It is with great joy I can announce, that I’m playing on bass legend, Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s latest CD release: Legend of the Pipe & Sweater. Besides an extensive solo career Mr Tacuma is probably best known for his work with Ornette Coleman and his Prime Time band. Besides his music career, Jamalaadeen also happens so have a great passion for design and is at the same time a truly wonderful person. I mention these things because I find that they are important to the music and the way it sounds. The recording was done in a great atmosphere of friendship, late at night, without much talking, with one microphone and in one take. On the album is Jens Jefsen (double bass), Pelle Fridell (sounds and good spirits), […]
Jamaahladeen Tacuma, Randi Pontopidan, Martin Fabricius, Jens Jefsen and Ole Theil. Jaming at Summersion 2014 There is autumn in the air and summer is coming to an halt here in Copenhagen. And what a summer! Besides the beautiful weather, this summer was one of the greatest. Again this year I got to attend Summer Session, a week long gathering of professional Danish jazz musicians under the guidance of some of the greatest players in the world. I was in Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s group, playing free and funky jazz – having a great time. In the afternoons the instructors rotated and I got to meet and play with them all. One meeting in particular was very special to me. Playing with Brian Blade for an afternoon was one of […]
Bebe / Fabricius DUO at Copenhagen Vinter Jazz Festival 2014, Metronomen It’s officially spring and about time I do a small update of what’s been going on. This winter I played at Copenhagen Jazz Festival with my Trio, again, featuring the young harmonica virtuous Mathias Heise. Thanks to everybody who showed up. As all ways, we had a great time. I also played a concert during the festival with Søren Bebe. He’s one the greatest pianist i know and it’s my hope the we will get a chance to play again soon. And finally… I have just recorded my third album. This time with my trio and Mathias Heise as a featured guest. Now follows some time with mixing and mastering, making cover art and […]
Now You See It… In 2012, Danish artist Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholt made a wonderful live-drawing inspired by one of my songs from the album The Speed of Why with Chris Lavender. (see video below) He put the video on his Facebook page as an invitation of sorts or maybe more like a glove waiting to be picked up. This summer, 2013, Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholt was guest staring Martin Fabricius TRIO at Copenhagen Jazzfestival and we have just had our first duo performance together. I have a strong feeling we will share the stage again sometime soon.
This summer I’ll be playing at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, The Heerup Museum and the New Note Festival, and every concert will be different. Friday the 5th of July I’ll be playing with my trio, Jacob Hatholt (dr), Christian Hougaard Nielsen (Bass) and special guest Tomas Trullson (alto sax) at Nørrebro Bryghus. The following night (Saturday July 6th) we will have Kasper Tagel on bass and guitarist Thomas Maintz will do us company along with artist Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholt who will be doing live drawings to our music. Sunday at 2 pm July 7th, pianist Søren Bebe and I will play our first duo concert together at The Heerup Museum. The video above is from one of our rehearsals. Finally, Mathias Heise, will join the trio with his […]
Once in a while a musician comes a long that inspire me to seek out new teritories. Bill Frisell is a such a musician. Bill’s Will is not a typical song from my pen, you could say that it has been written under the influence… the influence of Bill,- hence the title. This video is from our concert last summer at the Heerup Museum, the first with the wonderful Jacob Hatholt behind the drums.
Martin Fabricius, Lew Soloff, Bryan Campbell, Edward Perez and Claes Brondal I just returned after a great week i NYC. It was a crazy week with lots of great music. I frequented Smalls, The Garage, Bar 55 and Cornelia Street Cafe, I got to sit in the pit at the Lion King and watch some of the greatest NYC players work, I went to Boston and visited Berklee college of Music where i studied in the nineties and finally, I got to catch up with my old friend Claes Brondal who runs a jam session in Sag harbor on Long Island. This night he had brought Lew Soloff, who played with Blood Sweat and Tears, Frank Sinatra and everybody worth mentioning. I was lucky enough to […]
This summer I had the great fortune of being at Danish Jazz’ Summer Session a summer camp for professional jazz musicians. If you look carefully You’ll see me in the top right,- maybe you can spot some of the other players too. Among the teachers this year was Enrico Pieranunzi, Joe Lovano, Tyshawn Sorrey and Lage Lund.
This summer I’ll be playing live at Helsingborg Festival (Sweden), the Heenry Herup Museum, Vor Frelser Cathedral as well as 3 concerts at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Here’s an overview: 29/6: Martin Fabricius SOLO in Vor Frelser Kirke – medidative music in one of the most beautiful churches in Scandinavia 1/7: Martin Fabricius TRIO feat. Mathias Heise at the Heenry Heerup Museum. Enjoy the music and the beautiful art of Henry Heerup. 5+6/7: Martin Fabricius TRIO feat. Mathias Heise at Nørrebro bryghus: Great beer – great music 14/7: Composers summit with Søren Bebe, Kasper Tagel and Martin Fabricius at Homemade Records. This is the first time we’ll play together. Each of us are bringing 2-3 original compositions to the session…. everything can, and hopefully will, happen. […]
Here’s a new song of mine that we played at Copenhagen Vinter Jazz festival last month. Thanks to everybody who showed up, we had a great night!
February 18th 2012 9 PM at Nørrebro Bryghus Facebook event click here This is an evening I’m looking extremely forward to. Not only is it great to be invited to play at the Copenhagen Vinter Jazz Festival, the lineup itself is very exciting for me. Christian Hougaard Nielsen, who plays on my first CD, when Sharks Bite, is back. He’s a wonderfully imaginative and extremely gifted bass player who masters the melodic and virtuosic playing style of his former teacher NHØP. Behind the drums is Anders Ramhede. As a jazz drummer, Anders has a rather unusual “day time gig” being rockstar in the Danish rock band Magtens Korridorer…. but armed with a set of brushes and sat behind a small jazz drum kit he works […]
This summer I was commissioned to write a piece of music for a Henry Heerup work of art of my choice. I chose the sculpture “Fotografen” (“The Photographer”) from 1963. The photos I took of the guests at the opening I’ve put together in this small video… enjoy:0)
Friday night I played in historic Roskilde Cathedral, the church where all danish royalty are buried. I hope they liked the music:0)
Together with Chris Lavender I have had some really great concerts this past week… their are still two left, one is tonight at Vor Frelser Cathedral and the other one is tomorrow night at Copenhagen Jazz Festival at Nørrebro Bryghus 9 pm. The one tomorrow will be with Anders Ramhede from Magtens Koridorer (drums) and 17 year old Mathias Heise who is an extremely talented harmonica player. I can’t wait!!!
Now you can order directly from CDBaby using this store and get a 20% discount if you get two CD’s You can read the reviews here: The Speed of Why, When Sharks Bite (Hint: They’re both very good:0))
A picture from last night’s jam session in Sag Harbour…. the guy to my right, who had a great presence in his sound, is Morris Goldberg who played on Paul Simons Graceland album and does the penny whistle solo on You Can Call Me Al,- how cool is that? Also, Claes Brøndal, my all time favorite drummer is behind the drums. It was the first time in 18 years that we played together. He made me feel right at home and kept everything together with his wonderful sense of time. It was a great night:0)
A brand new CD with chris Lavender and I has just been released. Hurry up and get a copy of this CD… we offer a 100 year full satisfaction guaranty:0) GDC – europe CDBaby – the rest of the world Itunes – Denmark (the CD will be on Itunes everywhere but the links might be different) This is how we would describe the music: Smooth sonic textures and catchy melodies are the key elements of this unique duo comprised of Martin Fabricius and Chris Lavender. As long time friends and collaborators who met as students at the Berklee College of Music, Martin and Chris have honed a specific sound that crosses the production aesthetic of 1970’s ECM recordings with the melodic sensibilities of popular European […]
Here you can listen to my music, watch concert videos and much more. The site is still under construction…. Have fun:0) Martin Fabricius