JazzKamikaze is one of the hippest acts at the festival. WhereasDutch big bands such as New Cool Collective remain true to thebasic principles of big bands, JazzKamikaze crosses every possibleboundary. According to bassist and musical leader KristorBrødsgaard, this created a barrier of its own. 'We have had tofight for our gigs these last years.' But their perseverance hasborne fruit. Proof is the recently released CD SupersonicRevolutions, their third that carries the marks of JazzKamikaze'spunker attitude - more so than before. Brødsgaard feels theirScandinavian background is to blame. 'In Copenhagen, the culturefor new music is perfect. You have music students from all overEurope who are mainly interested in not becoming the new MilesDavis or Charlie Parker.' The international quality of the jazzscene in Denmark can also be seen in JazzKamikaze's line-up; itconsists of Danes, Swedes and one Norwegian. 'We are very focusedon marketing. We know we look good and we certainly use this to ouradvantage,' says the band. But it is mainly the music ofJazzKamikaze, containing style influences like funk, pop, rock andbebop, which impresses.