Girls in Airports has been described as ‘a unique blend of Nordic jazz lyricism, indie-rock influences and sounds from around the world’. The Danish band is famous for their captivating soundscapes crossing musical genres and geographical borders. Combining jazz, indie and urban folk into a unique expression of heart stirring, melody-laden elegiac hooks and dance-friendly, globally influenced rhythms. Featuring four of the most distinctive and creative musicians from the Danish music scene, Girls in Airports is one of the most vital experimental ensembles in Europe. With a coherent and unique sound, their music is both absorbing and powerfully emotive. The band’s charismatic live performances have quickly made them one of the most talked about new bands on the international scene. Based in the Danish capital, the award-winning band has released five albums and toured in China, Brazil, the US and across Europe since their formation in 2009.
Girls in Airports consists of Martin Stender on saxophone, Mathias Holm on keyboards, Victor Dybbroe on percussion and Anders Vestergaard on drums.
“The group’s music […] manages to be at once urban and ancient, national and transnational, modern and traditional. […] it is also a work that introduces a whole new sound.” – All About Jazz
“Like a wild forest, the music reflects life in all its colorful variety while still having a firm sense of unity. In spite of all the influences, this isn’t a postmodern patchwork of genres, but rather a timeless snapshot of natural beauty.” – Jakob Bækgaard, All About Jazz
“The band had a breathlessness and natural instinct that makes a refreshing change from the earnest approach of some bands… let’s hope they come back to play the jazz club circuit soon.“ – Jazzwise UK