Don Qui Five from Gothenburg will represent Sweden in the cooperation project Nordic Jazz Comets. The Nordic jazz organisations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden present a showcase of five Nordic ensembles. This year's edition of the Comets, featuring a music group from each of the participating countries, will take place at the Barbican Centre in London on the 25th of November as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Don-Qui Five stretches the limits of improvisational music into new territory. The music has its roots in jazz and progressive rock but is at the same time closely connected to free improvisation and world music. With the deep seriousness and the hyperactive playfulness of a child - the energetic quintet kicks a hole in the modern jazz scene. Don-Qui Five is the band that grabs a hold of you and that doesn't let go until you fall into ecstasy. For a moment you forget that there is a tomorrow. Don-Qui Five has three different saxophones in the front. On alto saxophone stands Adrian Åsling Sellius, the tenor is mastered by Lea-Marie Sittler, and Henrik Büller commands the baritone sax. The strong horns are backed by bass player and composer Jonas Nilsson and drummer Axel Larsson. They have released two records, the latest one “Derek” in November 2017. Derek received great reviews in Swedish newspapers, described as a mix of punk’s raw energy, rock’s compact clarity and freedom of improvisation,
They will play at the Barbican Centre's Free Stage exhibition hall together with BounceAlarm! (NOR), Baldvin Snær Quintet (ICE), Signe (FIN), I Just Came From The Moon (DEN).
Don-Qui Five website