Doky heads New Nordic Jazz as they explore the enigma of
Nordic storytelling through the sounds of acoustic jazz.
Together with Nordic jazz stars Jonas Johansen on drums
and Peter Rosendal on piano, Chris Minh Doky’s
world-acclaimed unique style of bass playing is the
voice you’ll hear as the tales unfold in lush melodies
Chris Minh Doky's rare ability to
perform with ample portions of creativity and
dynamism--either as a solo artist or
sideman--consistently place him in the top-5 lists of
reader polls around the world. Carrying on the Danish
tradition of spotlighting the bass as the lead
instrument, his distinctive styling of each note
reflects his roots in American East Coast grooves
seasoned with the lyrical traditions of Scandinavia.
He earned the respect of the American jazz elite as
member of Michael Brecker Quartet, David Sanborn, Mike
Stern Band, Michele Camilo Trio, Ryuichi Sakamoto and
many more. As a result, he is today the internationally
most widely acclaimed jazz musician of his native
Denmark. As a leader and recording artist, Chris Minh
Doky has multiple gold and platinum awards, Grammy®
nominations - and has been knighted by HM Queen
Margrethe II for his contributions to the arts. In the
world beyond jazz, Chris Minh Doky is also receiving
wide acclaim, most recently in collaboration with famed
choreographer Twyla Tharp in her hit production of Come
Fly Away where Chris Minh Doky leads and conducts his
orchestra for the Royal Danish Ballet.
the Danish bass heritage founded by Niels Henning Ørsted
Pedersen while exploring new musical paths to new
levels. Whether caressing the strings in a seductive
lull or taking his instrument to the edge, Chris Minh
Doky is the bottom line.
DownBeat magazine: " ...
there is a softness and crisp clarity that is very
different from the sound others derive from the acoustic
The New York Times: "...a
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