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Julie Loveson

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Julie Loveson was born in Oslo, Norway. At the age of 8 she had her debut on the piano in the University-Aula in Oslo. In Vienna she studied classical composition at the University of Music. During an one year educational stay at the University of Miami she studied jazz composition and jazz piano and finalized her jazz education with a jazzpiano diploma from the Franz Schubert Conservatory. 2006 she got the master of arts degree in composition. Besides scoring for film she is active as a keyboarder and producer. 2002/03 she worked as a pianist at the Burgtheatre Vienna in "The Women" by C

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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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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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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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Audun Aschim Steffensen

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Audun Aschim Steffensen (b. 1991) was educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music where he earned a Master’s degree in composition and guitar performance. Already at the age of 23, he collaborated with Paolo Vinaccia on Dommedag ifølge Paulus, a work commissioned by Oslo Jazzfestival with the Norwegian Soloist Choir and guitarist Eivind Aarset. He has since worked on many interdisciplinary productions, including Alya-Vijnana for The Norwegian Wind Ensemble with Hanna Rabe as soloist in 2017. In 2018, his work Cryptics for solo percussionist was premiered by KORK percussionist Christian Lundqvist as part of the KORK-Kammer series

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Marius Noss Gundersen

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Norwegian guitarist Marius Noss Gundersen acquired his education at the Agder Conservatory of Music and the Norwegian State Academy of Music. He studied Advanced Instrumental Studies at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, being the only guitarist to receive a full scholarship for the academic year 2000/2001. He is also holding a Master's degree in Performing Arts from the University of Agder. Marius has had the privilege of receiving tutelage under teachers such as Per Kjetil Farstad, Per Skareng, Sven Lundestad and Robert Brightmore, and has participated in master classes with some of the world’s most prominent guitarists, such as David Russell, Roland Dyens, Marco Socias, the Assad brothers, Peter Sculthorpe and Carlos Bonell

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Ivan Mazuze

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Ivan Mazuze is a Norway based composer, award winning saxophonist and world jazz artist of Mozambique origin. Mazuze initiated his studies in music at his home country Mozambique at the National Music School in 1987 with piano as first instrument. After 7 years of classical piano training Mazuze joined the woodwind section of the same school with jazz study approach with focus on improvisation. After finishing the basic elementary music school, Mazuze continued his studies at the Department of Jazz and Ethnomusicology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Ivan Mazuze is Honors degree in jazz and composition studies and Masters graduate in ethnomusicology at University of Cape Town

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Mike McCormick

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Mike McCormick is an Oslo-based guitarist, laptop performer and composer originally from Yellowknife, Canada. Much of Mike’s creative output is based on autobiographical material and draws from a variety of disciplines, including conceptual and performance art, electroacoustic music, twentieth-century literature, and various notated and improvised music traditions. Besides performing regularly in ad hoc improvising and chamber ensembles, his active projects include the EIDOLON, an improvising algorithmic computer program, the jazz composer’s orchestra OJKOS, the experimental metal band YAWN, and his vivid depictions of human intimacy explored in the Proxemics project. Mike has been fortunate enough to perform in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, India and all across Canada, including performances at the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Ottawa International Jazz Festival, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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Kristian B. Jacobsen

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Kristian B. Jacobsen is a Norwegian acoustic and electric bassist. He is a member of the Norwegian jazz/soul quartet ROHEY that has toured extensively throughout Europe and Scandinavia. Jacobsen features releases by Lukas Zabulionis Quintet, Drøm and ROHEY.


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