Maria Kannegaard Trio
Danish-born Maria Kannegaards piano-playing is described as extraordinarily gifted and with an ability to really affect and move.
After releasing four critically acclaimed records in 8 years, the Norwegian jazz audience are eagerly awaiting their next move. This concert is one for the books!
Maria Kannegaard, from our neighbouring country Denmark, started her trio with fellow jazz-students Mats Eilertsen and Thomas Strønen. Eilertsen was later replaced by Ole Morten Vågan, who's one of the most important bass-players on the Norwegian jazz map, mostly known for his work with Trondheim Jazzorkester. Drummer Strønen's also a world-class musician, not least with his projects like Time is a Blind Guide. This comp has an edge!
Kannegaard is regarded as one of the really great pianists of Scandinavia of our time, with a unique signature to her playing and her compositions. Although Kannegaards Trio hadn't been active for a while – when they're set in motion again and new recordings are leaked, jazz-Norway are sure to listen attentively. Something legendary is in brewing for this years Moldejazz.
Maria Kannegaard – piano / Ole Morten Vågan – double bass / Thomas Strønen - drums.