Janne Mark (Sat)

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Main Stage
In Concert

Janne Mark is a vocalist and composer who is reinventing the hymn in the spirit of jazz in her native Denmark. She writes hymns in a different way, focusing on the here and now. As an artist who is socially aware and committed, Mark’s work draws on the freedom of jazz and the breadth of Scandinavian folk tradition. With this combination, her songs have established a place outside the canon of sacred music and in the secular space. Mark explains the music in her latest album “Pilgrim,” as “written for people who are unfamiliar with the church as well as for those who know it well.”