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Official Opening of Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2023

Hosted by the Consul of the Copenhagen Jazz Live Music Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 30 Jun 14:30 - 17:00

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Marilyn Mazur’s Shamania

Mazur was born in New York City in Protected content , from Polish and African-American parents, who moved with her to Denmark at age 6. She learned to play the piano, but when she was 19, she took up drumming, inspired by Al Foster, Airto Moreira, and Alex Riel. She started her first band in Protected content , Zirenes. In Protected content , she formed Primi, an all-woman theatre band. In Protected content , she was asked to participate in the Palle Mikkelborg project that would become the Miles Davis album Aura, and soon after she went on the road with Miles Davis. Afterward, she played with Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter, Jan Garbarek, and Makiko Hirabayashi.

Her all-Scandinavian band Shamania consists of avant-garde female musicians.