Selected highlight from recent year’s activities:

• 2012: Organizer of the Danish Jazz festival Valby Winther Jazz Festival

• 2011: Concerts at the legendary jazzclub Blue Note in New York

• 2011: Organizer of the Danish Jazz festival Valby Summer Jazz Festival

• 2011: Artistic Director of Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen

• 2011: Knighted as: Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (French appointed knighthood of culture)

• 2010: Receives the Initiative Award- awarded by the Ben Webster Foundation

• 2010: Organizer of the Danish Jazz festival Valby Summer Jazz Festival, incl. Artist-in-residence program with Kenny Werner

• 2009 Co-organizer of the COP15 Climate Cultural Event in concert “Walden – Singing the Kyoto Protocol”

• 2009/12: Participates as a jury member in Danish Radio 2’s acclaimed cultural television program “Smagsdommerne”

• 2007: Receives the Django d’Or Prize – Young Performer Band Leader

• 2004/7: Extensive touring in Europe & the USA incl. concerts at Carnegie Hall, Birdland in New York, Jazz festivals, etc.

• 2001: Founds Cowbell Music record company, which publishes jazz music, classical, crossover and pop music.

 

Selected discography:

• Koppel-Koppel-Werner-Andersen: Everything is Subject to Change (2012)

• Koppel-Humair-Werner-Andersen: Quatre Trois Deux Un (2011)

• Koppel- Koppel-Werner-Blake-Colley: Brooklyn Jazz Session (2011)

• Koppel-Ulrik: The Adventures of a Polar Expedition (2010)

• Koppel-Werner-Andersson-Riel: A Way With Words (2010)

• Koppel-Watson: At Ease (2010)

• Koppel-Werner: Walden (2009)

• Koppel & Ko.: Herman D. Koppel 100 years – a celebration of a Danish music icon (DVD & CD) (2009)

• Koppel-Mariano-Riel-Lundgaard-Karlzon: Blues & Ballads (2008)

• Koppel-Vitous-Dahl-Koppel-Pasborg: The Poetic Principle (2008)

• Koppel-Bley-Mazur-Nilsson-Andersson: Contemplation (2008)

• Koppel-Humair-Piromalli-Kornazov-Andersson: European Jazz Factory (2008)

• Koppel-Goldings-Stewart: Hammond Street (2006)

• Koppel-Woods-Hansen-Vinding-Riel: Pass The Bebop (2006)

• Koppel-Gunnarsson-Andersson-Riel: The Reykjavik Recording. Nordic Design vol. 3 (2006)

• Koppel-Danielsson-Humair: Paris Abstractions (2005)

• Koppel-Andersson-Riel: The Copenhagen Incident. Nordic Design vol. 2 (2005)

• Koppel-Gunnarsson-Andersson: The Iceland Concert. Nordic Design vol. 1 (2004)

• Koppel-Løvdal-Anderskov-Westergaard-Osgood: Babop (2004)

• Benjamin Koppel Quintet: At Large vol. 1 & 2 (2004)

• Koppel etc.: Koppel & Brass (2003)

• Koppel-Andersen-Koppel: Katalogue (2003)

• Koppel-Dominguez-Andersen: ¡Ritmo! (2003)

• Alberte Winding-Benjamin Koppel (2001)

• Mad Cows Sing: Cow Clash (2001)

• Koppel-Andersen-Koppel: Kakophonia (2000)

• Sax’n’Drawbars: Party Music for Skyscrapers (1999)

• Steen Rasmussen-Benjamin Koppel: Quietness (1999)

• Mad Cows Sing: Mad Cows Sing (1998)

• Benjamin Koppel Quartet: Armadillo Race (1998)

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