Nov
15
Nov
-22
Date: 15 November 2009 12:30 - 22 November 2009 19:00
Location: London

Great Norwegian programme at London Jazz Festival

Helge Lien. Photo: Christian Mordre

A number of Norway’s best musicians will perform at this year’s London Jazz Festival, including Helge Lien, Arne Hiorth and Karin Krog.

The jazz singer Karin Krog will perform a duet with her long-term collaborator, John Surman, in a concert to celebrate Surman’s 65th birthday. Karin Krog is one of Norway’s leading jazz singers and enjoys great international reputation.

The jazz pianist, composer and improviser Helge Lien will perform with his Helge Lien Trio 20 November. The band released their acclaimed album Hello Troll last year.

The Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen will perform with his quartet at the Southbank Centre. The band will play songs from their recent album “Restored, Returned” which has received positive response both in Norway and abroad. Gustavsen will make a UK tour in October, for details click here.

Jazz trumpeter Arne Hiorth, a musician, composer, producer and project coordinator, plays a melange of melodic and swinging jazz in the manner of Art Farmer and Stan Getz and will perform at the Spice of Life 22 November. Flugelhorn player Hiorth has worked with likes of Mari Boine, Bjorn Eidsvag, Anja Garbarek and the Oslo Groove Company through straight-ahead and ambient nu-jazz.  

Frøy Aagre is back at London Jazz Festival after the success last year. An acclaimed jazz saxophonist, Aagre will certainly move listeners with her compositions. The audience will hear pieces from her newly released album “Countryside”. Aagre will perform four concerts in the UK, for details click here. 

Karin Krog
Wednesday 18 November, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall / Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8 XX
Buy tickets: 0871 663 2500
Tickets: £25 / £20 / £10 

Helge Lien
Friday 20 November, 9pm
Pizza Express Jazz Club
Dean Street
London
W1D 3RW
Buy tickets: 084 5602 7017
Tickets: £25 

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble
Saturday 21 November, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall / Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8 XX
Buy tickets: 0871 663 2500
Tickets: £25/£20/£10

Arne Hiorth
Sunday 22 November, 4.30pm
Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
London
W1D 5NA
Buy tickets: 020 7739 3025
Tickets: £10

Frøy Aagre
Sunday 22 November, 7.30pm
Spice of Life
6 Moor Street
London
W1D 5NA
Buy tickets: 020 7739 3025
Tickets: £10


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