A little update for 2016/2017

Since it´s been a while, here comes a little update on some of the things that happened last fall:

- A few fine solo-concerts:

at the Peace Academy in Jondal last August,
and at a Japanese no nukes arrangement at Litteraturhuset (House of Literature), Bergen

- Quite a few jazz-gigs with trio (Gateway-tribute with drummer Frank Jacobsen and double bass-player Alex Grieg) and quintet (with Helen Eriksen and others) at local jazz clubs in and around Bergen

- 3 weeks of school concert tour with trumpeter and singer Per Jørgensen and Frank Jacobsen

- Noise/experimental-duo-concert with sound wizard Jørgen Træen on modular synthesizer
(with an intense second set by Lasse Marhaug)
at Action Jazz Christmas special-concert at Bergen Kjøtt

- Great duo-concert with Mari Kvien Brunvoll at VOLT art arrangement at Landmark in December

- The Strandebarm album featured on the Quietus best of 2016 album-list.
Lots of really good reviews in other forums as well (check out the press-page)

- Been working a lot in the studio to record and mix material for a new album, based on last year´s commission work for the Voss Jazz festival

2017

- Just been to the studio with Erlend Apneseth and band, performing Nattsongar, a commission for last year´s Førde folk festival, due to release this upcoming spring

We´re playing 6 concerts with the ensemble in April/May:

5.4 Fryd Scene, Ål
6.4 Riksscenen, Oslo
8.5 Ni Muser, Trondheim
9.5 Galleri Fenka, Levanger
10.5 Vårt Hjem, Steinkjer
11.5 Kulturhuset, Namsos

 

- Quite a few local jazz club-gigs coming up, tribute to Ornette Coleman, groups with saxophonists Helen Eriksen and Kjetil Møster and others,
And more school concerts with Per Jørgensen and Frank Jacobsen

- Will work on and finish the new album for the Hubro-label in the next few weeks
(more updates on live events and album releases later)

Wishing everyone a decent and meaningful new year!