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News: Recording

Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

HITRA plays imaginative original music and improvisations. A project born at the Norges Musikkhøgskole in jny: Oslo, HITRA reunites four artists who have extensively investigated contemporary art forms. The band is made up of pianist and composer Alessandro Sgobbio, Hilmar Jensson on guitar, Jo Berger Myhre on bass and Øyvind Skarbø on drums. The band has ...

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Article: Live Review

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 3

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival Sentralen Oslo, Norway December 8-11, 2020 December 8Beady Belle Beady Belle is a soul/jazz band led by vocalist Beate S. Lech. For this performance she was joined by her husband Marius Reksjø on electric bass, plus keyboardist ...

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Article: Live Review

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival Sentralen Oslo, Norway November 24-December 1, 2020 November 24 Silje Nergaard Silje Nergaard is one of the new breed of jazz singers who writes most of her material--rather than singing jazz standards and songs from the ...

Musician

Birgitte Soojin

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Grammy award nominated Korean-born, Norwegian-raised jazz vocalist and producer Facts • Birgitte Soojin (Birgitte Soo Jin Wisløff Hauge) • Norwegian, born January 2, 1983 in South Korea • Adopted to a Norwegian family (age 1) on the island of Nøtterøy • Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark (since 2006) • 3 times Danish Music Award, grammy-nominated • Owner of the record label HIGHLOW RECORDS The internationally acclaimed, three times grammy-nominated Birgitte makes heartfelt jazz from a selection of blues, soul, scandinavian folk music and the good old fashioned swing jazz

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Article: Live Review

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival 2020, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival Sentralen Oslo, Norway November 6-17, 2020 With the physical 2020 festival cancelled, the Big Ears Festival has turned its attention to broadcasting filmed and live streamed concerts, under the moniker “Sites & Sounds From Big Ears." ...

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Article: Live Review

Borealis 2020

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Borealis Bergen, Norway March 6-8, 2020 Borealis means 'northern,' so we must be in Norway, for this festival of experimental music, which has been running in rainy Bergen since 2004. Even though, perhaps, the foundational musical forms of this long weekender lie in the moderne, compositional, new music zone, the ...

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

Recollections of an Oslo experience

Read "Recollections of an Oslo experience" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Oslo has its week-long Jazz Festival taking place in mid-August at Sentralen and various locations from bar to church to opera house and university auditorium in the Norwegian capital. This already indicates something of the variety of the presented music. This year's edition has been the last one under the thirteen-year aegis of bassist and festival ...

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Article: Live Review

Punkt 2019

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Sørlandet Art Museum, Kick Scene, Domkirken, Kilden Punkt Kristiansand, Norway September 5-7, 2019 Punkt, with its 15th anniversary, is a quite young member among this year's prominent jubilees. It is still in the thrilling and promising future that has taken its course from 2005 on. Punkt then brought studio-technology to the ...

Musician

Hans Kjorstad

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Hans Kjorstad is a Norwegian violinist and composer. He grew up in an active folk music society in Gudbrandsdalen, and started playing jazz and improvised music around the age of 17. He is now a creative violinist, composer and improviser, touring worldwide with amongst others Miman, Frode Haltli Avant Folk and Billy Meier.

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Article: Live Review

Moldejazz 2019

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Moldejazz Molde, Norway July 15-20, 2019 In the last few years, the Moldejazz festival's artists-in-residence have kept their appearances down to a manageable human count, with two or three concert manifestations apiece from Pat Metheny, Vijay Iyer and Maria Schneider. For the 2019 edition, that position was awarded to Norwegian ...


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