Østerdalsmusikk nominated for Spellemannprisen

The double LP with the project “Østerdalsmusikk – 1975 | 2015”, led by trumpet player Torgrim Sollid, is nominated for Spellemannprisen (Norwegian “Grammy award”) in the Folk Music category. The original project is, in my opinion, nothing less than a groundbreaking part of Norwegian jazz history, and it has been a great honor to participate on the 2015 edition. If you can read Norwegian, check this link for some more info about it: http://bit.ly/osterdalsmusikk

The Spellemannprisen show takes place on January 30 in Oslo Spektrum, and is broadcasted live on NRK.

Per Oddvar Johansen - Let's Dance (cover)

Lyden av Prøysen to open up the new year

I’ll start the new year playing three concerts with the project “Lyden av Prøysen”, mine and Sigurd Hole’s version of the Alf Prøysen universe. Frida Ånnevik (voc), Knut Aalefjær (dr), Rolf-Erik Nystrøm (sax), Håvard Lund (bass clarinet), Sigurd Hole (bs), Helge Lien (pno).

Jan 13 – Kongsberg Jazz club
Jan 15 -Tynset Jazz club
Jan 16 – Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria, Oslo

Watch the documentary from 2014 (NRK)