Copenhagen is a celebrated city of live jazz with two annual jazz festivals, in July and February. Read more about the festivals here. But throughout the year you can enjoy concerts and dining events with international jazz stars at the city’s legendary clubs.
La Fontaine. Info, program and tickets here. Jazzhus Montmartre. Info, program and tickets here. Alice (jazz and world music). Info, program and tickets here. Huset (mixed jazz and rhythmic music for a young audience). Info here. Hotel Cecil (former jazz club that now embraces multiple genres, including jazz. Info here . Søhesten Bar. Free jazz sessions on Wednesdays. Info here.
Rock and rhythmic music
Copenhagen offers a wide choice of concert venues and nightclubs with live music. Here are a few highlights.
Housed in a 1950s cultural centre, the VEGA House of Music features several live music stages, nightclubs and bars. Concerts are held daily throughout the winter season. Click on the events in the programme (in Danish) here. Select “Køb billet”. When redirected click “English”.
Reggae, hip-hop, heavy metal – and jazz for kids. This wide-embracing music venue has something for everyone. Programme here. Click on the event. Click “Køb billet” and when redirected click “English”.
Classic concert venues
Some of Copenhagen’s grand classic concert halls are among Europe’s newest and finest venues. They also often host jazz and popular music events. The Danish capital has no less than 4 symphony orchestras and a number of period music ensembles.
DR Concert Hall
Classic concerts and popular music events are featured at Copenhagen’s grand new DR Concert Hall designed by Jean Nouvel. The concert hall is home to the National Symphony Orchestras and has 2 venues. Concerts are also held at other locations. Access the program (in Danish) here. To purchase tickets click “Køb billetter” When redirected click “English”.
Copenhagen’s grand waterside Opera House features two stages. Operas are performed by the Royal Danish Opera in concert with the world’s oldest symphony orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra. Info and tickets here.
Tivoli Concert Hall
Located in Tivoli Gardens, the 1950s concert hall features symphonic music and family entertainment throughout much of the year. Info and tickets here.
Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall
Concerts at the Royal Danish Academy of Music are often free of charge. Info here.
The Black Diamond
Concerts are regularly held in the chamber music concert hall in the waterside Black Diamond (foyer to the Royal Library). Info and tickets here.