DJAZZ PRESENTS: JAZZAHEAD! 2019
MONDAYS THROUGHOUT JANUARY AT 19:00 CET
Stingray DJAZZ presents its new series jazzahead! 2019 every Monday throughout January at 19:00 CET. An international trade fair, exhibition, and renowned festival, jazzahead!, is one of the most important events in the jazz community. Hosted annually in Bremen, Germany, it brings together musicians, bookers, agents, organizers, jazz experts and music enthusiasts. In 2019, 40 different jazz acts from all over the world perform over the course of three days. Special attention is paid to Norway's jazz scene. Divided into four distinct categories (Norway Night, European Jazz Meeting, German Jazz Expo and Overseas Night), all performances at jazzahead! offer insight into the current state of jazz.
KARL SEGLEM BAND
MONDAY, JANUARY 6 AT 19:00 CET
The Karl Seglem Band reinvigorate jazz and traditional music, pursuing crossover ventures and embracing new instruments, sounds and perspectives.
GARD NILSSEN'S ACOUSTIC UNITY
MONDAY, JANUARY 6 AT 20:00 CET
Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity consists of drummer Gard Nilssen, saxophonist André Roligheten and bassist Ole Morten Vågan. The group’s leader is one of the most prominent and sought-after drummers in jazz and improvised music in Norway.
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 19:00 CET
Skadedyr is a twelve-piece orchestra uniting young and creative musicians from the Norwegian jazz, improv and experimental rock/pop scene.
FRODE HALTLI AVANT FOLK
MONDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 20:00 CET
Frode Haltli Avant Folk is an all-star cast of Norwegian musicians spanning all ages, generations and genres, brought together by the exceptional accordion player Frode Haltli.
MONDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 19:00 CET
Norwegian jazz vocalist Kristin Asbjornsen has received overwhelming international response among critics and public alike for her personal musical expression originally moulded by Gospel music.
ESPEN BERG TRIO
MONDAY, JANUARY 20 AT 20:00 CET
Espen Berg received Norway’s prestigious music award “JazZtipendiatet” in 2016 and has been declared “a true master of the piano” by All About Jazz. During the last four years, he has released three albums and toured extensively with his trio.
HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO
MONDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 19:00 CET
Hedvig Mollestad's Trio is an explosive and expansive trio that has gone from strength to strength, sharing big stages with the likes of John McLaughlin and Black Sabbath, and being equally popular and comfortable in jazz and rock clubs.
MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI TRIO
MONDAY, JANUARY 27 AT 20:00 CET
Makiko Hirabayashi Trio represents the Danish jazz scene on jazzahead! 2019. Led by the Japanese pianist Makiko Hirabayashi, the trio blends jazz with Nordic tones, Eastern traditions and classical music.