ILK presents 33 concerts at 5e during Copenhagen Jazz Festival!

02 jul. 2012

ILK is once again  presenting 10 days of uncompromising music in the vivid old slaughterhouse 5e during Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

The heavy line-up contains headliners such as Han Bennink, Thomas Morgan, Andrew Drury, Gerald Cleaver, Marc Ducret,  Liudas Mockunas, Fred Lonberg Holm, Mary Halvorsen, Koichi Makigami, Ned Ferm, Beppe Scardino, Mat Maneri, Hiroshi Minami playing together with the ILK members.


Raw walls and free tones are the main ingredients in ILK’s sessions. Hidden behind trucks and meatfactorys in the grey meatdistrict of Copenhagen, it will all take place in the citys best get-away.

One of Europe’s most limitless labels are proud to host this serious concert series at the off-venue 5e on this years festival. The full program is always updated at Follow us on and


July 6th friday – females in front
21 Setién/Allpass/Løvdal
23 Kostcirkeln
July 7th saturday – keys & brass inferno
16 Minami/Davidsen/Mogensen
20 Ericson/Lonberg Holm
22 Toxværd/Filipsen/Westergaard/Heebøll
24 Big Bombastic Collective
July 8th sunday – three trios & incredible midnight virtuosity
16 Simon Toldam Trio
20 The Living Room Trio feat. Koichi Makigami
22 Jacob Anderskov European Electrio 
24 Mary Halvorson/Ingrid Laubrock/Jacob Anderskov/Lotte Anker
July 9th monday – swedish night of Göteborg Artist Center
20 Cenlistho
22 Open Here - Anders Kjellberg Trio (GAC)
24 Jimmy Nyborg Kvartet
July 10th tuesday – anti-cellist, acoustic megaphones, italian supremacy
16 Frequent Flyers feat. Fred Lonberg Holm
20 Pasborg/Mockunas/Ducret/Brousseau 'Megaphone'
22 Emanuele Maniscalco Group feat. Antonio Borghini & Andrew Drury
24 Phoenix City!
July 11th wedensday – roots, songs and legends
16 Ole Rømers "Root company"
20 Elena Setién – Solo
22 Søren Kjærgaard/Thomas Morgan/Maria Laurette Friis
July 12th thursday – mono-instrumental night + swedish folksongs
17 Bruun Bjørn
20 Banke/Haug/Snekkestad
22.30 Rosor och Tulpan
24 Anderskov/Mockunas
July 13th friday  - day of drums, night of masters
16 Stefan Pasborg – Solo
20 Han Bennink w. J Badenhorst/N Davidsen/L Toxværd/L Mockunas/S Toldam
23 Anker & Friends
July 14th saturday – fine/flipping/italian
16 Speak Out
20 Little Flipping Bird Band version 2
22 Hopscotch & Crisco 3
July 15th sunday – impro, dance and new sounds
16 Superhands
20 Lovedale
22 Die Aktif feat. Lotte Anker

Venue: 5e (Slagtehusgade 5e, Copenhagen V)
Price: 50 DKK per concert
Food: Yes, every night at 7 pm.
Drinks: Yes, cold beer. Bring cash.

By the way ...

Last year the american jazz-giant DownBeat gave following review of the stage:


”Concerts at the club 5e contrasted with the capitalism taking place in the nearby red light district” .


Another heavy weight magazine The New York City Jazz Record (formerly All About Jazz NY) wrote following:


”Every day the label  showcased their y

oung, closely-knit contingent of musicians at 5e in the old meat district - from Anderskov and Osgood to saxophonist Lotte Anker, multi-reedist Sture Ericson and pianists Simon Toldam, Søren Kjaergaard and Anders Filipsen. Perhaps this series had no finer opportunity taken than when ILK guitarist Mark Solborg and saxist Evan Parker moved their concert to 5e due to storm flooding at their original venue - one of the historic storm’s few positive repercussions.”