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Bjorn Solli

Bjorn Solli - Guitarist/Composer was born in Norway in 1979 and is now based in New York. He was voted "young Norwegian jazz musician of the year" in 2002 and has since won numerous awards throughout Europe, including soloist prizes in Belgium, Monaco and Spain, audience prizes in Switzerland and Spain, and a composition prize in France. With his trio SOLID! he has released 3 critically acclaimed CD’s distributed worldwide. In 2005 Solli toured Nepal and India for three weeks, and in 2007 he toured in USA, China, Vietnam, Sweden, Ireland and Norway. In November 2007 Solli was back in India on a two-week tour with his trio. In April 2008 Bjorn went on another world tour, first in California, then China and a two week trio tour in Australia before going to Ireland and one week in Norway doing a CD release tour. In July 2008 Bjorn once again toured around China and in August he went on tour in Norway with saxophonist Will Vinson. Bjorn Solli is a busy professional musician working out of New York City performing in such venues as Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Centre, The Bitter End, LaLanterna, Fat Cat, Louis 649, Manahatta, Puppet's, 55 Bar and Blues Alley in Washington DC, with such musicians as Jon Gordon, Marcus Strickland, Will Vinson, Kendrick Scott, Matt Penman, Orlando Le Flemming, Obed Calvaire, Bryn Roberts, Matt Clohesy, Tommy Crane, Derek Nievergelt, Quincy Davis, Karlie Bruce, Rodney Green, Wayne Batchelor, Jonathan Blake, Mark Ferber, Jochen Rueckert, Jon Wikan, Orrin Evans, Ferenc Nemeth, Jamire Williams, Ingrid Jensen, Adam Cruz, Jaleel Shaw etc. He is touring and recording extensively, having so far appeared on 6 Cd’s. Solli is a member of MTV-featured R&B-singer Noora Noor’s band and in 2005 he performed at the Nelson Mandela concert in Tromso, Norway in front of 18.000 spectators

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Donatello D'Attoma Story

Read "Donatello D'Attoma Story" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

A tu per tu con Donatello D'Attoma, classe 1983, e astro pianistico “crescente" e vitale del nostro jazz d'autore. Lo abbiamo incontrato due volte: la prima l'anno scorso, in occasione del Fasano Jazz, dove ha diviso il palco con il chitarrista norvegese Bjorn Solli (si trattava di una delle tappe estive del Watchdog Tour) e, recentemente, ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 7-8, October 1-2, 2011

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 7-8, October 1-2, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Hong Kong, ChinaSeptember 25-October 2, 2011 Hong Kong is, without a doubt, one of Asia's most iconic cities, with views from the upper levels of its numerous skyscrapers which really take the breath away. Watching the lights ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 1-3, September 25-27, 2011

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 1-3, September 25-27, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8 Hong Kong International Jazz FestivalHong KongSeptember 25-October 2, 2011 Jazz Festivals in Hong Kong have, until recently, had a checkered history. The very first Hong Kong Jazz Festival was held in 1987 and was an import of the Japanese-sponsored Live Under ...

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Tim Collins: Mixing It Up

Read "Tim Collins: Mixing It Up" reviewed by Alan Bryson

Tim Collins likes to mix it up. It starts at home; the vibraphonist is married to a successful concert violinist and is intimately connected to the world of classical music. Recording with pianist Matthias Bublath, Collins has also worked with guitarist Charlie Hunter, who produced his second album, mixing rock, jazz, and string quartets. He seeks ...

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Bjorn Solli Trio at The Inkwell Cafe on November 13th

Bjorn Solli Trio at The Inkwell Cafe on November 13th

WHO: Bjorn Solli Trio Bjorn Solli - guitar Zack Lober - bass Greg Richie - drums WHEN: Thursday, November 13 8–10:30pm WHERE: The Inkwell Cafe; 408 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY COST: $5 Admission All proceeds support the performers and PLG Arts. For more information contact [email protected] ...


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