Swinging Instrumental Quintet

Snorre Kirk (drums) with Jan Harbeck (sax), Tobias Wiklund (cornet), Magnus Hjorth (piano) & Lasse Mørck (double bass)

Promoter Quote

“In the land where Swing was born, Snorre Kirk and his band defined the international reach of jazz” Anita J.Dixon, Executive Director, Mutual Musicians Foundation International, Kansas City

The project

After skyrocketing onto the European Jazz Scene as a sideman with some of the finest names on the Scandinavian jazz scene today, as well as working with prominent international names such as Diane Schuur, Eric Reed and Stephen Riley, recent years have seen inter-scandinavian drummer Snorre Kirk emerging as a full-fledged artist and composer in his own right.
With Blues Modernism, the hugely successful 2012 debut outing from Snorre Kirk, that was subsequently awarded with the prestigious JazzSpecial Award in Denmark for “Album of the Year”, as well as receiving two nominations in the Danish Grammy Awards, the drummer got an opportunity to showcase his remarkable qualities as a composer and as a bandleader. With the long-awaited 2015 release of his sophomore album,Europa, Snorre Kirk further cemented his position as one of Europe’s fastest rising jazz stars, with subsequent performances at prominent international festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, and even the Kansas City Art of Swing Festival.

Gig Highlights

Stockholm Jazz Festival 2014, North Sea Jazz Festival 2015, Kansas City Art of Swing Festival 2015, Pori Jazz Festival 2015, Sounds of Denmark 2017, Festival Jazz International Rotterdam 2017.


5 from Copenhagen. Eligible for travel support from the Danish Jazz Federation under certain circumstances.

Press Quote

‘”An ‘Ellington great-grandson’…refined, elegant and mightily swinging” JazzThing (DE)