Maria Kannegaard Trio
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