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In the early 1960s, a club called the Jazzhus Montmartre opened in Copenhagen, which was intended to recreate the air of jazz clubs in Paris and New York City. This became a major venue for both Danish and American jazz musicians. Many American jazz players moved to Copenhagen, starting in the 1950s; Stan Getz and Oscar Pettiford moved there in that decade, followed by Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, and Ben Webster in the 1960s, and Duke Jordan, Horace Parlan, Ed Thigpen, Bob Rockwell, and Thad Jones (who became the leader of Radio Big Band in 1977) in subsequent decades. Kenny Drew formed a trio with Alex Riel and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen which became a staple at the Jazzhus Montmartre.




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