Norwegian singers at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

 Type:Culture, Music
 Location:England, Cheltenham

Enchanting songbird Silje Nergaard returns to the Cheltenham Jazz festival following her sell-out appearance in 2004. Celebrated singer Sidsel Endresen will also make an appearance as part of the group Speeq.

The festival's highlights include American saxophonist and free spirit Charles Lloyd who brings his new quartet. Miles Davis’ influential sideman Bennie Maupin makes a rare UK appearance, and the groundbreaking composer and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer is the artist in residence.

The festival opens with the sweet sounds of Madeleine Peyroux, the wonderful Guillemots play an exclusive jazz set, Marti Pellow plays an intimate concert in the town hall, Curtis Stigers guests with the live BBC broadcast of the Michael Parkinson radio show, and Clint’s son Kyle Eastwood headlines the festival's Daffodil series.

6 May, 7.30pm
Silje Nergaard
Venue: Everyman Theatre
Reserved Seating

Silje Nergaard vocals, Helge Lien piano, Bjørn Charles Dreyer guitars & pedal steel, Jarle Vespestad drums, Finn Guttormsen double bass & dobro

After her sell-out Cheltenham performance in 2004, the enchanting Norwegian songbird returns with music from her brand new album. Nergaard’s delicately husky voice, rich sensual tone and stylish self-penned songs have captivated critics and audiences throughout Europe, and are a perfect way to discover the joy of live jazz. Join her and her new band for a delightful evening concert.
Duration 90'

Sponsored by Esther and Peter Smedwig.
"Captivating, intriguing, graceful… There is a candy-sweetness to her voice, but this candy is not for children. It's after-dinner candy, with black coffee and the promise of what is to follow…” The Independent
Tickets: £20. To book, call 01242 227979 or click here.

6 May, 3pm

Venue: Cheltenham Town Hall
Unreserved Seating
Sidsel Endresen vocals, Hasse Poulsen guitar, Luc Ex bass, Mark Sanders drums

Cutting edge improvisation and free jazz from this unusual north European quartet. Featuring Norwegian pioneer and ECM record label singer Sidsel Endresen and UK drummer and Evan Parker collaborator Mark Sanders, the band’s hypnotic sounds and sweet melodies blend with building tensions and fiery explosions for an out-of-this-world experience.
Duration 75'

“A breeze of soft madness… strange and truly original music” Jazz France
Tickets: £12.50. To book, call 01242 227979 or click here.

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Silje Nergård returns following her sell-out performance at the festival in 2004.

Sidsel Endresen performs as part of Speeq.

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