Blood Sweat Drum + Bass is the only big band in Denmark with the guts to be original!

Blood Sweat Drum + Bass consits of 27 musicians – three drums, two bass players, two synthesizers, one guitarist, one working laptop and electronics, 16 horns and two singers.

The orchestra has been working with a wide variety of music including heavy metal, electronica, rock, pop, drum’n’bass, world music and – of couse – jazz.

Their latest album “On the Road to Damascus” was released in 2012. This time the music was inspired by the composer’s travels in the Middle East and the notes for the orchestra were written in the Arabic quarter tone scales.

Composer and conductor is Jens Christian “Chappe” Jensen. Besides his work with Blood, Sweat, Drum + Bass he delivers saxophone solos and horn arrangements for a great variety of Danish pop and rock stars.

Chappe is an associate professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. He educates saxophone players and teaches big band arrangements.