Photo by Johanne Teglgård Olsen


- is a 13-man band originating from Aarhus. A cosmic vessel fueled by tight beats and collective improvisation. In front is a sharp and coherent horn section supported by a super-swinging guitar, keys and bass group on a foundation of captivating beats.

AddisAbabaBand is a collective. The music is written and arranged jointly. With improvisation as the central force, they create a space for overriding inhibitions and dancing away.

Since 2010, this unruly musical bastard of a band has played over 130 concerts, including Roskilde Festival, GrimFest, The Borderless Festival, Jazz festival in Odense, Alive Thy, Jazz in the Triangle, Aarhus Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and SPOT Festival – and they have toured in Ghana and the Netherlands.

Listen to award winning second studio album II here.

Thomas Lassen
kill beat... repeat


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