Simon Spang-Hanssen & Café Central

new project with:

Claudia Campagnol , vocal/ keyboard
Mariane Bitran ,  flute/vocal
Alain Apaloo ,  guitar/vocal
Aske Drasbaek, barytone-sax
Yasser Morejon Pino , bass
Niclas Campagnol, drums
Simon Spang-Hanssen ,tenor & soprano-saxophones




link to iTunes:


link to video:


music by and lyrics by S.S.H.


9 february 2016   Paradise Jazz, Copenhagen
11 February  2016  Volssmose Kulturcenter, Odense, DK
28 feb.2016    Jazzselskabet Aarhus   DK
2 june 2016      Giant Steps Svendborg, DK
13 oct. 2016    Jazzhus Dexter, Odense (DK


 Cd: “Back to Earth”  released february 9th 2016


link to gateway, physical copies:



Simon Spang Band “RAINBOW SPIRIT”





Dawda Jobarteh, kora
Thomas Fonnesbech
,  bass
Niclas Campagnol
,  drums
Ayi Solomon, 
,   saxophones, comp.

new cd “Stonetown Boogie”

guests:  Claudia Campagnol, vocals – Maher Mahmoud, oud


The band has played at the Jahazi Jazz & Literary Festival, Zanzibar in 2012 and -13, Le Baiser Salé (Paris), B-flat (Berlin),
Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Global Cph,, Tranquebar, Buddha’s Jazzclub, Giant Steps, Testrup Hoejskole (Denmark), Bartof Station (Copenhagen Jazzfestival/World Scene Platform)


youtube links:



buy the cd:


Michael Gregory Jackson Clarity Quartet:

Michael Gregory Jackson, guitar,vocal
Simon Spang-Hanssen, alto & soprano-saxophones, flute
Niels Praestholm, bass
Matias Wolf Andreasen, drums


info, video and sounds :

coming concerts:

29 oct. 2015  Giant Steps, Svendborg, DK
30 oct. 2015  Sønderborg Billedskole, DK
31 oct. 2015  Noerrebro Jazzclub. DK
5 nov.  2015  Paradise Jazz, Copenhagen, DK

release of the quartets cd “After Before”  MGJCQ-003

tour-period autumn 2016 to be announced


Simon Spang-Hanssen                                                                                               

“Brazilian Project”

Mariane Bitran, flutes
Ricardo Fiuza
,  piano
Enéias Xavier
, bass
André “Limao” Quieroz
, drums
, sax, flutes

coming concerts:

20 oct. 2015 at 9 P.M. Paradise Jazz, DK
24 oct. 2015  at 1 P.M. Portalen, Greve, DK

(with Niclas Campagnol, drums and Morten Ankarfeldt, bass)


Album “Bird in Space” released august 2011
new album “Caminho da Lua” to be released in may 2016.

The group has performed in Giant Steps, Lyngby-Taarbaek Jazzklub, Godset (Kolding), Huset i Aalborg, Tranquebar, Paradise Jazz, Holbaek Jazzklub, Jazzselskabet (Aarhus) in Denmark, and at the Savassi Jazz Festival in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) in 2012 and 2014, Jazz nos Fundos and JazzB (São Paolo)

Savassi festival 2012:

to buy the cd:


Cd’s :


Spang-Hanssen TRIO

Sébastien Boisseau, bass
Christophe Lavergne
, drums
S.S.H., alto & soprano-saxophones, flute



recorded at Lizières:



The trio has played in : Le Sunside, Maison de la Radio France, Maison du Danemark (Paris), La Fabrica’son(Malakoff), Djazz51(Reims) and in Paradise Jazz (Copenhagen).



Simon Spang-Hanssen & EAR WITNESS                                                                                                                                                                              

Mario Canonge, piano.keyboard

Linley Marthe, bass

Felix Sabal-Lecco, drums

S.S.H.saxophones, flute


Jahazi Jazz & Literary Festival 28,29,30 august 2015

(Simon Spang-Hanssen, Mario Canonge (p), Thomas Fonnesbech (b), Felix Sabal-Lecco (dm))



Duo Ferlet/Spang

Edouard Ferlet, piano
Simon Spang-Hanssen, soprano-saxophone, flutes

musiques de Ellington, Strayhorn, Brassens, Coltrane, Jarret, Komeda,
Viret, Sherman, Monk, Ferlet, Spang-Hanssen….



new homepage for paintings, gouache, drawings

coming exhibitions:


Galleri Øckenlund,  may 2017



 Alisio Ensemble

Kristian Joergensen,  violin
Mariane Bitran
,  flutes
Bent Clausen
,  vibraphone
Henrik Sveidahl
,  bass-clarinet/tenor-saxophone
Peter Danstrup
,  bass
Benita Haastrup
, percussion
Mikkel Schnettler
,  percussion
Simon Spang-Hanssen
,  alto & soprano-saxophones, comp.

CD “Intersections”  ALCD004

Live recording from Godset, Kolding , march 6th 2014 :

Titles from cd “Intersections” 2009



Simon Spang-Hanssen New Quartet

Ben Besiakov, piano
Thomas Fonnesbech, bass
Niclas Campagnol, drums
Simon Spang-Hanssen, tenor & soprano-saxophone





 Jackson/Spang Duo


Michael Gregory Jackson, guitar,voice
Simon Spang-Hanssen, alto & soprano-saxophones, flute

Concert in New York and Boston in december 2013  (Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn – Outpost 186, Cambridge…)

An album is coming up !

sound, studio-recordings and live:



Arnold Ludvig Sextet

Mariane Bitran, flute
Alain Apaloo, guitar
Simon Spang-Hanssen, alto & soprano-saxophones
Marco Martinovic, piano
Arnold Ludvig, bass
Niclas Campagnol, drums

february 6th & 7th 2016 in Nuuk, Greenland
4,5,6 of august 2016  Summertones Festival in Faroe Islands


Yves Torchinsky European Jazz Family

Klaus Stötter, trumpet
Pierre-Olivier Govin, alto-sax
Samuel Blaser, trombone
S.S.H., tenorsax, alto-flute
Philippe Michel, piano
Yves Torchinsky, bass
Francois Laizeau, drums








Record-company ALISIO  :

“Rainbow Spirit” ALCD001
” Coexistence”
with S.S.H. 5-tet  ALCD002
“The Riddle”
with Ear Witness ALCD003
with Alisio Ensemble ALCD004
“Bird in Space”
  ( S.S.H. & Grupo) ALCD005
” Citizen Song”
  ( Special Quartet ) ALCD006
“Luna Moon “ 
  S.S.H. Trio  ALCD007
” Stonetown Boogie”   Simon Spang Band  ALCD008


Coming up:
Second album with “Brazilian Project”
and “Back to Earth” with Café Central

(for physical copies of “Rainbow Spirit”,”Coexistence”,”The Ridle”,”"Intersections”
send a mail to : )


new film online:

a film by Fréderique Santune

music and drawings by SAFARI

Ramuntcho Matta -  Simon Spang-Hanssen- Frederic Dutertre