Queen’s Birthday

Sunday, April 16, 2 pm

Queen Margarethe II of Denmark is turning 83 and the Scandinavian Club is putting on a royal celebration with talented Danish pianist Rasmus Sørensen and upright bassist Ben Tiberio.

Rasmus Sørensen moved to New York City in 2018 and has since gained wide recognition for his accessible yet forward-looking sound both as a musician and composer. His debut album Traits was released in 2022.​

Born and raised in a musically active family in northern Denmark, Rasmus quickly picked up a passion for music and became a sought after pianist at an early age. He then decided to attend the jazz program at Skurups Folkhögskola in Sweden after turning 19. He eventually moved to the U.S. to attend the Manhattan School of Music, where he was offered a full-tuition scholarship based on his audition.

Rasmus has been mentored by some of the greatest musicians and educators, including Buster Williams, Phil Markowitz, Stefon Harris, Dayna Stephens, John Riley, Lenny White and Rogerio Boccato and has performed alongside many of the accomplished musicians on the New York jazz scene at renowned venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, 55 Bar, Nublu and Minton’s Playhouse. Rasmus has toured with various groups in Canada, Russia, France, The Netherlands, Italy, England and Lithuania.

The set list at the Scandinavian Club includes some arrangements of Danish songs, some originals and some of the duo’s favorite jazz tunes.

Price of admission:

  • Member: $10
  • Non-member: $20
  • Child: $10

Ticket includes:

  • Concert (approximately 1 hour)
  • Roulade with bær and fløde (slice of Swiss roll topped with berries and whipped cream)
  • 1 beverage (coffee, tea or soft drink)