Maria Kannegaard Trio


Maria Kannegaard er en Danbish-born pianist who started her trio with fellow jazz-students, Mats Eilertsen (later to be replaced by Ole Morten Vågan) and Thomas Strønen.

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They released four critically acclaimed records between 2000 and 2008 where the pianoplaying is described as extraordenairily gifted and with an ability to really affect and move.

Maria Kannegaard is a danish-born pianist who started her trio with fellow jazz-students Mats Eilertsen (Later to be replaced by Ole Morten Vågan) and Thomas Strønen.

Ole Morten Vågan is one of the most important bass-players on the jazz map of Norway, known firstly for his work with Jazzorkester. Drummer Strønen also is world-class, not least with his projects like Time is a Blind Guide. This comp has an edge!

Maria Kannegaard is seen as one of the really great pianists of Scandinavia in our time, with a unique signature ti her playing and her compositions. Kannegaards Trio has’t been active for a while, but when it starts moving again, and new recordings are leaked, jazz-norway listen attentively. Something legendary is in brewing for Moldejazz this year.

Maria Kannegaard – piano, Ole Morten Vågan – double bass, Thomas Strønen - drums