Simon Spang Band “RAINBOW SPIRIT “

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

new cd “Stonetown Boogie” to be released the 26th march 2015

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)

coming concerts :

Copenhagen Jazz Festival,  4th of July 2015, Bartof Station at 11 P.M.  with guests

YA- Jazz Festival, Cameroun,   11,12,13,14, of november 2015

youtube links:




buy the cd:


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 & Café Central

new project with:

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

music by S.S.h., lyrics by Laure Cambau, S.S.H. ….

premiere in february/march 2016





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….

en concert:

11 mars 2015 à 20:00, Fondation Danoise, Cité Universitaire, 7, Bld. Jourdan, 75014 Paris


new homepage for paintings, gouache, drawings

coming exhibitions:


january 2015 Galleri Bloch, Artillerivej 90, Kbh. S

fernisering torsdag  d. 15/1 2015 kl. 17 – 20

åben frem til d. 28/2 2015

october 2015 Den Gule Villa, Frederiksberg,
“Nattens Væsner-Dagens Nar”  med Jette Botschinsky, Maria Bloch og Ole Bundgaard


 Simon Spang-Hanssen

“Brazilian Project”


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

coming tour in Denmark 17 – 25  october 2015

20 oct. 2015 at 9 P.M. Paradise Jazz, DK
22 oct. 2015 Vollsmose Kulturcenter ( to be confirmed)
24 oct. 2015  at 1 P.M. Portalen, Greve, DK
january 2016 Florianapolis “Vinho e Jazz” ,BR

Album “Bird in Space” released august 2011
new album “Caminho da Lua” to be released in august 2015

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:


 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

coming concerts:

18 march 2015, Paradise Jazz, Copenhagen                     



Simon Spang-Hanssen New Quartet

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



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
31 oct. 2015  Noerrebro Jazzclub. DK
5 nov.  2015  Paradise Jazz, Copenhagen, DK


M.G.J./S.S.H. 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…) 

sound, studio-recordings and live:



6 july 2015 at 9 p.m. Huset 1. floor  Copenhagen Jazz Festival- ToneArt

Emil Hess, soprano & tenor-saxophone
Simon Spang-Hanssen, alto-saxophone & flute
Anders T. Andersen, tenor & bass-saxophone
Pernille Bevort ,  barytone-saxophone & bass-clarinet
Marilyn Mazur, percussion

Music by Torben Westergaard, Pia Boda, Jens Christian “Chappe” Jensen, Signe Bisgaard, Peter Danstrup, René Mogensen, Marilyn Mazur, Pernille Bevort, Emil Hess, Anders T.Andersen, Katrine Suwalski, Simon Spang-Hanssen


EAR WITNESS                                                                                                                                                                              

Emil Spányi, piano.keyboards

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)


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

25 march 2014, Studio de l’Ermitage, Paris
5 july 2014, Festival de Couches, Bourgogne








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”

(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