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Cecilie Grundt

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Saxophonist and composer Cecilie Grundt grew up in Stavanger, Norway. Her family enjoyed listening to both classical and jazz music from their record collection, introducing her to music of Dexter Gordon and Charlie Parker from an early age. No wonder she began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine. She took lessons at the Stavanger Performing Arts School, while playing in different marching bands, where she often performed as a soloist. Cecilie was playing both the alto and soprano saxophone at age 14, before the tenor became her obsession a few years later. She listened carefully to numerous jazz recordings, and played along with them. She cites John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Jan Garbarek as her main influences at that time. While finishing her last year in high school, she took lessons at the Department of Music and Dance in Stavanger, where she also played the tenor in Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble.

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Harlequins Enigma

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Harlequins Enigma is a Bergen, Norway-based band created in 2008 by synth musician, composer, and video producer, Åge Riisnes. Harlequins Enigma is mostly a one-man-band, but Elin Berge, Katie Leung, and Sara Jensen has served as co-members in the past with several album appearances over the years. The primary musical creations revolve around chip-tune, electronica, techno, experimental, video game soundtracks, space, ambient, and new age genres. Åge began experimenting with synth-based music in the early 1990’s. Åge was identified as a medium in in 2000-2001 via a senior psychiatrist at haukeland sykehus post 4 in bergen, norway

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News: Video / DVD

Frans Elsen Septet: 'Norway,' 1972 and '73

Frans Elsen Septet: 'Norway,' 1972 and '73

One of the earliest jazz uses of the Fender Rhodes electric piano was in 1968, when Herbie Hancock played it on Miles Davis's Miles in the Sky. He may have come to the instrument through the Columbia record label. CBS bought the Fender Rhodes company in 1965. By the early 1970s, the keyboard was ubiquitous, especially ...

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Article: Live Review

Vossa Jazz 2022: In Three Dimensions

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Vossa Jazz Festival Voss, Norway March 31-April 2, 2022 Like many jazz festivals trying to find a safe passage through the challenging pandemic hurdles, Norway's venerable Vossa Jazz festival kept the faith via “Plan B" operations in the past two years. Hybrid streaming and live models and a pared-down festival last September ...

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Article: Live Review

Punkt Festival 2021

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Eivind Aarset Hotel Norge, Blå Kors Punkt Festival Kristiansand September, 2-4, 2021 Live remix is the key element and trademark of Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, southern Norway, now in its 17th year. Life itself had been remixed severely by the COVID pandemic that struck at the beginning of 2020. It ...

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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 ...

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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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