Terje Rypdal - Photo: Arne Strømme
Terje Rypdal Conspiracy, Enrico Rava - Tomasz Stanko 5ET, Aurora, Monk's Casino, Moon Hooch, Harald Lassen New Quartet, Sondre Justad and Sigvart Dagsland and Tord Gustavsen are all confirmed for Moldejazz 2017.
Terje Rypdal Conspiracy is one of several new projects going to be presented at Moldejazz 2017. The cooperation between two European trumpet legends Enrico Rava and Tomasz Stanko is also a new project, Harald Lassen comes with his new quartet and a new partnership sees the light when Sigvart Dagsland and Tord Gustavsen perform at the concert in Molde Cathedral. Audience will get to enjoy a totally new performance when funky Moon Hooch perform at Club night at Molde Plassen. Monk anniversary in 2017 is celebrated with Alexander Von Schlippenbachs Monk's Casino. Hugely popular Aurora and Sondre Justad will perform together at the youth concert at Romsdalsmuseet on Wednesday 19 July.
Terje Rypdal - guitar, Nikolai Eilertsen - bass, Ståle Storløkken - keyboards and Pål Thowsen - drums.
Enrico Rava - trumpet, Tomasz Stanko - trumpet, Reuben Rogers - bass, Gerald Cleaver - drums and Giovanni Guidi -piano.
In 2007, German pianist Alexander Von Schlippenbach performed his Monk-project at Moldejazz. In later years, both the band and the musicians from Monk's Casino visited Norway and Scandinavia occasionally and have created a following in this country on the basis of their distinctive and strong free jazz expression and solid playing skills. What band better suited to mark the anniversary? When Monks compositions are filtered through Schlippenbachs arrangements, anything can happen! The band has an open attitude both musically and conceptually, as well as being musicians with a huge jazz craftsmanship. It is this that makes Monk's Casino so popular among jazz listeners. Schlippenbach is one of the European free jazz veterans - "Free Jazz keeps you young", he says. It does seem like he is right!
Alexander Von Schlippenbach - piano, Axel Dörner - trumpet , Rudi Mahall -Bass clarinet, Jan Roder - bass, and Oli Steidle - drums.
From Brooklyn comes this band with a fascinating history, as the band members began their musical journey playing in New York's subway stations. They were quickly picked up and are now touring extensively on big stages around the world. With an unusual crew composed of drums and two saxophones, they play an amazing combination of acoustic and electronic music. The music has "catchy melodic hooks, funky rhythms, but also plenty of room for jazzy improvisations", said the New York Post. They released their first album in 2013. Cave Music, their second album was released in 2014 and in October same year they released Red Sky to fantastic reviews. The drums have an intense drive with great variety and intense swing, and saxophones reminiscent of dubstep a la Skrillex, drum & bass and house music. John Flansburg of They Might Be Giants says: There isn't a band harder to describe or easier to enjoy than Moon Hooch!
James Muschler - drums, Mike Wilbur - saxophones, Wenzl McGowen - saxophones
Sigvart Dagsland - Vocals, Tord Gustavsen - tangents, Sigurd Hole - bass and Torstein Lofthus - Drums.
Some artists take the audience by storm from the first moment. Songwriter and artist Sondre Justad from Lofoten has rapidly become one of the most popular and sought after new artists. Dagbladet has described him as "Pop's new wonderboy '. In recent years, Justad has seemingly been everywhere, and his heartfelt lyrics and energetic presence in music has made him an artist who means a lot to many. Since its debut in the summer of 2014, his single "Nu har du mæ" has become a great hit and the debut album "Riv i Hjertet" was top of the charts for 13 weeks. Justad is considered as one who truly knows the art of putting an audience to the boil. The concert at Romsdal museum will be a highlight for many.
Daily and weekly passes are available for purchase.
And, starting this year we offer tickets with Culture Discount for youth (15-20 years) on single tickets to Wednesday concerts at Romsdalsmuseet!
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:43
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