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





“…a clear example of Spang-Hanssen’s ability to make the rhythm-section,
vocals and horns melt together into an organic whole and to incorporate
lyrics and vocals into his colorful musical universe.”
…it is a wonderful release, sparkling with life and joyful music-making.”

Lars Thorborg, Jazz Special (DK)  april 2016


link to iTunes:


link to Gateway Music:


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
15 oct. 2016    Bartof Station, Frederiksberg (DK)
20 feb. 2017   Paradise Jazz, Copenhagen


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



Alain Apaloo, guitars
Mariane Bitran, flutes
Ayi Solomon, percussions
Simon Spang-Hanssen, saxophones, flutes

Music by the four members of the group

July 5th 2016 at 21:00   Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Huset Kbh.  World Scene Platform
august 5th & 6th 2016    Østersø Jazz Festival in Nexø


Simon Spang-Hanssen & EAR WITNESS                                                                                                                                           

Mario Canonge, piano

Linley Marthe, bass

Felix Sabal-Lecco, drums

S.S.H.saxophones, flute


Coming concerts:

September 2,3 2016    Le Baiser Salé, Paris


albums:  “Ear Witness”  Music Mecca 2003 , “The Riddle”  Alisio Music, ALCD003 2009



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 :

release of the quartets cd “After Before” 

tour-period in spring of 2017 tba soon.


Simon Spang-Hanssen                                                                                               

“Brazilian Project”

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

coming tour-period:     6 – 19 february 2017


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


The group has performed in Giant Steps, Lyngby-Taarbaek Jazzklub, Godset (Kolding), Huset i Aalborg, Tranquebar, Paradise Jazz, Holbaek Jazzklub, Jazzselskabet (Aarhus), Portalen 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).




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:


Kunstnerlauget af 2013 ,  Frederiksberg Rådhus  13-17 june 2016

Det Lille Musikhus, Brolæggerstræde 14, Copenhagen
during Copenhagen Jazzfestival 2016

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 “Essence Breaks Free ” 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
July 4th 2016, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Huset Kbh.


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
“Back To Earth”    Simon Spang-Hanssen & Café Central    ALCD009


Coming up:
Second album “Caminho Da Lua” with “Brazilian Project”, september 2016

(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