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Dubbed "rising star" (ED), the young Danish guitarist Teis Semey is a rapidly emerging name coming from the Dutch jazz scene. His sound simultaneously carries the "aggression of punk and sensibilities of choral music" (NRC), and exactly there is where you will find Semey: in the cross section between punk and lyrical song tradition. "Semey's playing grabs you by the shoulders and screams a story into your face - but, a story with depth and nuance" (Jazzism). His latest release Mean Mean Machine (Zennez Records, 2021) features the Teis Semey Quintet. The "charmingly nonchalant" (JazzSK) album has gotten international praise. The band were InJazz showcase artists in 2021 and JazzAhead Showcase artists in 2022, and were selected for the Footprints Sustainable Touring Programme 2022-2023.
Photo by Petra Beckers