New CD Out Now

5 stjerner copy JazzThetik, Victoriah Szirmai –  Under the Same Sky (2018)
For nine songs, the listener floats on an air mattress filled with dreams, on a sea of minimalistic sound waves, accompanied by winds of sweet melancholy from sunny skies”

5 stjerner copyAll About Jazz, Budd Kopman – Out of the White (2014)
”The opening sounds of the title track of Out of the White herald that this is going to be something different […] the happy/sad feeling of a Fellini film.”

4 stjerner copy Gaffa, Ivan Rod – Out of the White (2014)
Seductive, beautiful and captivating instrumental jazz

Click here to listen

Martin Fabricius Trio – new photos

Photo shoot with photographer Klaus Holsting

So – in connection with the release of our new album under the same sky,- we took the day off and went to the beach, Amager Strand, just outside Copenhagen. Klaus Holsting, one of my favorite photographers, took the photos. For the curious, there are more photos under the press section of this site.
Enjoy :0)

Concert with Steve Swallow

This summer has been a very rewarding one for me musicaly speaking. During Copenhagen Jazz Festival I played 4 concerts: With my own group, with Lars Fiils’ group Fiil Free and twice with singer Randi Pontoppidan. I also played 5 concerts in Finland with Finnish/Swedish singer, Annika Cleo in her new project, Bossa Nordica. The spring wasn’t slow either. We recorded our second album with Fiil Free and Estonian singer and violinist, Ingrid Hagel, released her new album which I’m proud to be a part of. But I would be lying if I didn’t name my concert with legendary bassist, Steve Swallow, as the absolute greatest experience of the year this far. We played two sets in South Hampton Art Center with a combination of Steve’s and my music. I hope this is something we can do again soon.
Theese days I’m planning future concerts and the upcoming CD release of my next trio album, Under the Same Sky. I can’t wait to finally share this with you.

Stay tuned and keep listening


Hallo 2018 and thank you 2017


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 concerts and the many, who came up afterwards and shared their experience with us. One woman said: “you saved my life” another one suggested the exact same title for our new album and title song that I had had in mind just a few days earlier….

Music has a strange power to connects us and makes us whole.

Happy 2018 to everyone.


Denmark, Sweden, Germany and China

Martin Fabricius during a concert at Godset, Kolding october 2016. Photo by Hasse Højland

Martin Fabricius during a concert at Godset, Kolding october 2016. Photo by Hasse Højland

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 Neff Irizarry and I’m super excited about going.

These are truly wonderful times for me.
H.C. Andersen wrote:

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float
To gain all while you give
To roam the roads of lands remote
To travel is to live.

And the best thing about traveling is… that I might meet you :0)



Martin Fabricius TRIO and a new CD with Fiil Free


Jacob Hatholdt, Martin Fabricius, Christian Hougaard out side the Millfactory studio. Curtesy of Nuvenue Jazzfestival

Martin Fabricius TRIO: Jacob Hatholdt, Martin Fabricius, Christian Hougaard outside the Millfactory studio. Photo curtesy of Nuvenue Jazzfestival

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 Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg… these are truly great times, and I feel so very fortunate to be around so many wonderful people, playing with these great musicians and last but not least for having an audience.

Thank you!

The Tomasz Stanko Experience


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 with singer Randi Pontoppidan and artist Bjørn Ignatius and finally a concert with the original lineup from Out of the White.

You can find all the dates on this site. If you happen to be in the audience, come up and say hi afterwards. I would really appreciate that.

All the best Martin

PS: Check out this new video of “The Journey” which we played as an encore at one of our concerts this summer at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. A vey special thanks to Mia Reilev for putting it together.



The Legend of Pipe & Sweater

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), Ole Theil (drums), Morten Siversen (trumpet), Randi Pontopidan (voice and electronics), my self (vibraphone)  and of course legendary Jamaaladeen Tacuma (electric bass).

Please go to Jamaaladeen’s page to preorder.














Jamaahladeen Tacuma, Brian Blade and Neff Irizarry – good times!

Jamaahladeen Tacuma, Randi Pontopidan, Martin Fabricius, Jens Jefsen and Ole Theil at a late night jam at Summersion 2014

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 the greatest musical experiences I’ve had.  He’s the nicest guy in the world, which I’m sure is an important reason why he makes the music and everybody he plays with sound so great. When we shook hands after playing he said “you give me good vibes”. Being a human who also happens to play the vibraphone, that’s a wonderfull compliment:0) But the truth is, it all came from him. I was so inspired and smitten by his open, caring, humble and generous nature that I could only feel love. For the music and for everybody in the room. Thank you mr Blade.
Another great musical experience was our concerts at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. For some time we’ve had Mathias Heise on harmonica with us, but this year, guitarist Neff Irizarry also joined the group. Neff’s guitar playing took us all to new nights and both evenings ended with a standing applause and a sense that something truly great had happened. Afterwards I asked Neff to join us on our upcoming album and he added some wonderful guitar tracks to the album, making it sound even more complete.
Theese days I’m mixing and mastering our new album, which will be named “Out of the White”. If you join my mailing list, I will make sure to let you know when it’s out. I can’t wait.
Good vibes to you all.

Time flies when you’re having fun…

Bebe / Fabricius DUO at Copenhagen Vinter Jazz Festival 2014, Metronomen
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 all the other things that are involved when making an album. Release date is set to mid November.

Make sure you stop by my Facebook Page and hit “like”. This way you’ll be the first to know all the exciting things that will happen the next few months: “like” my Facebook page to get the latest news.

All the best – Martin


Teaming up with artist Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholt


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.

Lots of very special guests and new collaborations

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 harmonica as special guest when we play at the New Note Festival at Hillerød Library August 10th at 4 pm.
This summer is going to me truly exciting for me, and not two concerts will be the same. I hope you’ll have the opportunity to come and experience all these talented people unfold their magic.

Bill’s Will

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.

Jam Session with Lew Soloff

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 have him play on one of my songs, When Sharks Bite,- now that was a great night!

Summer Session 2012

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.

Summer concerts 2012

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.

26/7: Martin Fabricius TRIO feat Mathias Heise at Helsingborg Festival – Sweden (the jazz stage): This is first outdoor concert of the trio – the weather is bound to be nice!

I’m very excited about this summer’s program and hope to see you at one or more of the concerts.

Martin Fabricius TRIO feat. Mathias Heise at Copenhagen Vinter Jazz Festival

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 absolute magic. Finally, but not least, the young and extremely talented harmonica player, Mathias Heise, will be joining us. Mathias is this years receiver of the 40.000 kr music award, Rødovre Music Award…. well, the city of Rødovre are lucky to be associated with such talent as are we.
We’ll be playing music from my two CD’s, When Sharks Bite and The Speed of Why as well as some new pieces I’m looking forward to present to you.
I hope to see as many of you as possible for a night of good music, excellent beer and if you’re hungry, great food.

All the best


New music at the Henry Heerup Museum

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)

Sommer Concerts

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!!!

Jam Session in Sag Harbour

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)

New CD out now!

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 and American folk traditions. The combination of the pristine and silky sound of the vibraphone with the low and timbrally rich sound of the touch-guitar is a perfect match.