Roy Powell Trio featuring excellent Norwegian bassist Frode Berg is touring the UK. Hear these fine musicians at Ronnie Scott's (5 -10 July) and Ray's Jazz (10 July) in London, and in Edinburgh, Wigan and Manchester
Frode Berg is one of Norway's finest musicians. He has gigged with Donna Summer, Shirley Bassey, Pavarotti, Art Garfunkel, Frank Gambale, Danny Gottlieb and all good Norwegian artists.
"Berg is a monster bassist, indeed. His lustrous, walking lines and fleet fingered soloing escapades serve as a limber bottom end for his very capable band mates," writes Jazz Review on Frode Berg's new album Dig It!
Frode Berg's critically praised album features a fine lineup: Petter Wettre on tenor saxophone, Roy Powell on piano and Andreas Bye on drums.
- Click here to read the Jazz Review review of Dig It!
- Click here to read the Jazzwise review of Dig It!
Oslo based pianist, Roy Powell has a background as a classical pianist and composer, being, at one time student of Sir Harrison Birtwistle at the Royal Northern College of Music. As a Jazz musician he has worked with The Creative Jazz Orchestra, Anthony Braxton, Art Farmer, Vince Mendoza, Herb Geller and he has lead his own groups since 1995. He has toured the UK and Scandinavia with his own group. Roy's album Solace from 2003 is available in stores.
Roy Powell Trio tour (5 – 14 Jul 04)
Roy Powell piano
Frode Berg bass
- 5 - 10 July Ronnie Scott's, London
- 10 July Special promo concert at Ray's Jazz London
- 11 July Henry's Edinbugh
- 13 July Wigan International Jazz Festival (afternoon)
- 12 - 14 July Matt&Phreds Jazz club Manchester July (tbc)