The award-winning Danish podcast “Dangerous Tones – The Story of Danish Jazz” is coming to America, in an English-language version that launches March 25 by WRTI FM, Philadelphia’s jazz and classical station. Station manager Bill Johnson says, “As a leader in jazz programming since 1969, WRTI wanted to provide American music lovers with this incredibly revealing series that showcases a powerful history and relationship between the U.S. and Denmark through jazz.”
The U.S. Dangerous Sounds podcast is being celebrated with a touring project that presents some of the content from the series live, featuring American jazz luminaries and saxophonists Odean Pope and Immanuel Wilkins performing with Danish-American drummer Kresten Osgood at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN on Sunday, March 27, and at The Ruba Club in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, March 31, in an event produced by Philadelphia’s Ars Nova Workshop.
Presented in collaboration with JazzDanmark, the national Danish organization for jazz, the series will explore the relationship between the U.S. and Denmark through jazz, and significantly adds to the overall history and appreciation of jazz music in America, as it has already done in Denmark.
Johnson says that the podcast and events will give audiences another way to appreciate America’s jazz history. “Enhanced by the two live music events in Knoxville and Philadelphia, we believe Dangerous Sounds will significantly add to the overall history and appreciation of jazz music in America, as it has already done in Denmark.”
Dangerous Sounds will be available at dangeroussounds.org starting with the first two episodes on Friday, March 25, followed by single episodes on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and culminating on April 29, just before International Jazz Day on April 30.