Morten Haugshøj Kvartet – Official Website

Welcome to my website, which is also the official website of Morten Haugshøj Quartet.  You can also get information on where I play in other bands and projects.

Next Stop Aarhus Jazz Festival 2016. Here is my programme: (Excited to play 17 shows!)

– Fredag d. 8. juli kl. 16 på Vin Danmark,: Dayyani/Haugshøj Duo. Line up: Camilla Dayyani (vocal), Morten Haugshøj (guitars). Read more about the show here. (All descriptions in Danish)

– Fredag d. 8. juli kl. 19.30 på Cockney Pub: Sam & The Soulmates. Line up: Samara Bahrami (vocal), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums), Mathias Gregersen (bass), Bjarne Slipsager (sax), Morten Haugshøj (guitars). Read more about the show here.

– Lørdag d. 9. juli kl. 20 på Fair Bar: Busters Verden. Line up: Thomas Madsen (drums), Jacob Danielsen (sax), Scott Westh (trumpet), Thomas Sejthen (bass), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Lørdag d. 9. juli kl. 23.30 på V58 – Jamvært Jazzjam. Hosting the official jazz jam of the festival with Anders Amnitzbøll (bass), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums) and Jakob Danielsen (sax). Read more about the show here.

– Søndag d. 10. juli kl. 14 i Øst For Paradis: Dexter Tribute. Line up: Mads Ole Erhardsen (sax), Jens Jefsen (bass), Ulrik Bisgaard (drums), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Søndag d. 10. juli kl. 20 – Gemmestedet: Morten Haugshøj Quartet. Line up: Michael Bladt (sax), Jesper Bo Knudsen (drums), Thomas Sejthen (bass). Read more about the show here.

– Søndag d. 10. juli kl. 23.30 – V58: Jazzjam (sideman). Line up: Nanna Rasheed (vocal), Anders Amnitzbøll (bass), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums). Read more about the show here.

– Mandag d. 11. juli kl. 21 – Gemmestedet: Morten Haugshøj Kvartet. Line up: Michael Bladt (sax), Jesper Bo Knudsen (drums), Thomas Sejthen (bass). Read more about the show here.

– Mandag d. 11. juli kl. 23.30: på V58: Jamvært Jazzjam. Line Up: Jesper Bo Knudsen, (drums), Jens Mikkel Madsen (bass), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Tirsdag d. 12. juli kl. 15.30 Fair Bar: Toftegaard Kvartet. Line up: Johan Toftegaard (saxes), Jens Jefsen (bass), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Onsdag d. 13. juli kl. 16 i Øst For Paradis: Djazz Dayyani. Line up: Camilla Dayyani (vocal), Mads Ole Erhardsen (sax), Peter Friis (bass), Ulrik Bisgaard (drums), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Onsdag d. 13. juli kl. 19.30 på HQ: Sam & The Soulmates. Line up: Samara Bahrami (vocal), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums), Ole Ulvedal (bass), Bjarne Slipsager (sax), Morten Haugshøj (guitars). Read more about the show here.

– Torsdag d. 14. juli kl. 15 på Fair Bar: Lysgaard/Amnitzbøll/Haugshøj. Line up: Anders Amnitzbøll (bass), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Torsdag d. 14. juli kl. 20.30 på V58: Sam & The Soulmates. Line up: Samara Bahrami (vocal), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums), Ole Ulvedal (bass), Bjarne Slipsager (sax), Morten Haugshøj (guitars). Read more about the show here.

– Fredag d. 15. juli kl. 20 på Fair Bar: Toves Tøj. Line up: Daniel Sommer (drums), Jens Mikkel Madsen (bass), Jakob Danielsen (sax), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Freddag d. 15. juli kl. 22 på Cafe Vestergade: Sam & The Soulmates. Line up: Samara Bahrami (vocal), Kristoffer Lysgaard (drums), Ole Ulvedal (bass), Bjarne Slipsager (sax), Morten Haugshøj (guitars). Read more about the show here.

– Lørdag d. 16. juli kl. 20 på Vin Danmark: New Sun Jazz Trio. Line up: Eline Engholm (vocal), Thomas Løkke Læssøe (bass), Morten Haugshøj (guitar). Read more about the show here.

– Søndag d. 17. juli kl. 15: Den Skæve Bar, Ebeltoft: Okbo, Friis Haugshøj. Line up: Jørn Okbo (drums), Peter Friis (bass), Morten Haugshøj (guitars). Not an official concert of the Aarhus Jazz Festival!

Hope to see you the some of the shows!

Buy the Record
Also, feel free to listen to a couple of tunes under ”music”. If you like it, our 3 albums are available for sale below (and elsewhere) on this page. Please check out this video from our album release concert last year. Here it is: video.

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About the group and our new album ”Artbreak” (Press Release):
”Morten Haugshøj Quartet is with its six-year history one of the well established jazz groups in Denmark. Artbreak” is the Quartet’s second release since the album” Clarity” was released in 2010. The music could be called – if one has to label it –‘’modern mainstream” and of the ‘’very cool kind” as it sounds from a Danish reviewer (Jazz Special). Morten Haugshøj Quartet consists of musicians among the very best in Denmark and with the award winning sax player Michael Bladt as an incredible ‘’sideman’’. The musicians are:

– Morten Haugshøj: guitar (studied in New York with lessons from Jonathan Kreisberg, Mike Moreno, Gilad Hekselman, Ari Hoenig, etc., released three albums with his own band)
– Michael Bladt, tenor saxophone: (recipient of the prestigious ‘’Gaffelprisen’’ 2014, and undoubtedly one of the best in Denmark on the saxophone)
– Thomas Sejthen, double bass: One of the best Danish bass players. Recording artist with Blue Note (yes, you read correctly) with the band ‘’Indra’’, plays with Uffe Steen trio among many.
– Jesper Bo Knudsen, drums: plays with great colorfullness, dynamics and enthusiasm allowing the music to flow and fuse together.  He is the solid drummer in Uffe Steen Trio and longtime teacher at Aarhus Music Conservatory”.

”Artbreak” for sale right here!
Hopefully you want to support us by buying the album. You can get your hardcopy right here on this link for a price of only 100 DKR or as download on itunes for as little as 72 DKR. Click right here for that choice. Thank you so much for supporting us! Click on ”music” in the menu if you want to explore the music or buy our other albums.

Statements from reviewers about the music (translated):

‘It is clear what Haugshøj wants with his music. He is very inspired by today’s new yorker scene and people like Jonathan Kreisberg. The level is high all the way. (…) Haugshøj is technically very sound and can play both fast and slow down as on the ballad Gossamer Kiss.” (Jazznyt.com)

”The music can – if one has to label it – be called mainstream jazz, but of the very cool kind. (…). Haugshøj has in his solos the ability to let the music breathe, even when the music is cooking.” (Jazzspecial)

Video and links:

Here you can enjoy a short video presentation of the band recorded on March 23rd 2014: Click on video. Also you can enjoy the music on youtube, itunes, Spotify, Wimp etc.

Thank you for supporting us!