Spanning the gamut from electronic to experimental, funk to free and mainstream to modern, Denmark’s world-renowned winter jazz festival has been thawing the Scandinavian chill with smoking tunes for more than fifteen years, gradually growing into one of the biggest European gatherings of the musical genre. Taking place over three weeks, there are more than 500 concerts to experience at 100+ different venues across Denmark. International stars on tour, new award-winning productions and different concert themes drop anchor in numerous of the country’s cities and suburbs. Hence, Vinterjazz very much kick-starts the season for the country’s clubs, and helps keep the music playing throughout the year. A highlight of the 2019 festival is the appearance of DR Big Band on 10th February (pictured). Founded in Copenhagen in 1964, DR Big Band comprises 19 outstanding jazz musicians, all of whom are strong personalities, crisp soloists and celebrated contemporary faces on the Danish jazz scene.