Took part in Sounds of Denmark
After skyrocketing onto the European Jazz Scene as a sideman with some of the finest names on the Scandinavian jazz scene today, as well as working with prominent international names such as Diane Schuur, Eric Reed, and Stephen Riley, recent years have seen inter-Scandinavian drummer Snorre Kirk emerging as a full-fledged artist and
composer in his own right.
With Blues Modernism, the hugely successful 2012 debut outing from Snorre Kirk, awarded with the prestigious JazzSpecial Award in Denmark for "Album of the Year", as
well as receiving two nominations in the Danish Grammy Awards, the drummer got an opportunity to showcase his remarkable qualities as a composer and as a bandleader.
With his subsequent album outings Europa (2015), Drummer & Composer (2017), BEAT (2018), and Tangerine Rhapsody (2019), accompanied by performances at prominent international festivals in both Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Snorre Kirk has further cemented his position as one of Europe’s fastest rising jazz stars.
With the release of Going Up in 2021, Snorre Kirk teams up with American tenor master Stephen Riley for the second time around, presenting a refreshing and highly original take on the sounds of classic jazz.
“Snorre Kirk, the joy of classic jazz”
- Sylvain Siclier, Le Monde (FR)