CPH Post

InOut

Copenhagen Jazz Festival: Kira Skov

Denmark's very own powerhouse vocalist


Skov is an Indie rocker turned jazz jewel

July 4, 2014
20:00

by The Copenhagen Post


Kira Skov has one of Denmark’s most powerful voices whether she sings rock or jazz.

She made her breakthrough in front of Danish rock act The Kindred Spirits but has recently established an impressive career as a soloist – in part by her magnificent covers of Billie Holliday on the record Memories of Days Gone By (2011).

Kira’s most recent record, When We Were Gentle (2013), blew away the critics and has been acclaimed “the record of her life”.

Kira has recently been granted a three year work grant by the Danish Art Council.

Following an extremely respected indie rock career, Skov took the jump into jazz in 2011 and was accepted with open arms by large audiences when she released her interpretations of songs associated with the legendary Billie Holiday.

Kira’s new album is a fusion between her rock and roll past and her present, open approach to music – with unmistakable references to her inspiration from jazz.

In February Kira received two of the prestigious “Steppeulv” awards for the album, and in May she received “Carl Prisen” as writer of the year.

Her deeply personal, uncompromising style and powerful stage presence make Kira Skov the perfect closing act and culmination of DIVA DAYS 2014.


Two shows –

Venue: Jazz Diva Days
Date: July 5
Time: 19:00
Ticket price: 235 kr

Venue: Kulturhuset Islands Brygge
Date: July 12
Time: 20:00
Ticket price: 180 kr




Latest Comments

Let's also commemorate the ideological breeding grounds for the architects of...

(Lorenzo Luis Albano Farias on January 27, 2015 15:14)

Copy any waterpark in California, only then you`ll have something worth...

(Jon Paris King on January 26, 2015 21:10)

You sound really bitter and self righteous.

(Juliousbass "the Future of Bass" on January 26, 2015 21:03)

Hey... At least he is working harder than real Danish doctors. ; )

(Alex DeGre?t on January 26, 2015 20:37)

Thumps up all the way to you sir!

(Line Dalsgaard on January 26, 2015 20:16)

Could there have been an explosion in Santa's secret underground bunker?

(Jens Rost on January 26, 2015 19:43)

Finally! The stench alone coming from these things are pestering the suburban...

(Jens Rost on January 26, 2015 18:31)

How much does this truck cost? How much does it cost to act like a civilized...

(Cliff Arroyo on January 26, 2015 13:17)

Ya know..... normally I would count this as good news, but given the...

(Cliff Arroyo on January 26, 2015 13:06)

HI Friends... I could go through following comments, thank you for the...

(Swapnil D Tembhurne on January 26, 2015 11:14)