John McLaughlin and Röyksopp among 7 news!
John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, Röyksopp, Chris Holsten, Cory Wong, Tord Gustavsen Trio, Christian Sands Trio and Emmeluth’s Amoeba are Moldejazz ready
Guitar legend John McLaughlin returns to Moldejazz 36 years after the concert with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the House of Sports. Röyksopp returns to Romsdalsmuseet eleven years after the cancellation in 2011 and will share the stage with Chris Holsten. Tord Gustavsen and his trio will create a memorable concert at Plassen. There, Christian Sands Trio will also make its Norway debut. The "Groove" phenomenon Cory Wong will occupy Alexandra Park and Emmeluth's Amoeba will give an exciting concert in the Storyville venue.
We are also posting the tickets for Cécile McLorin Salvant in Kikkans Hall 18/7 today.
For the concerts at Romsdalsmuseet, you can from today buy tickets for 2- or 3 days and get a 25% discount.
John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension - Bjørnsonhuset 20/7
It's a big event when guitar legend John McLaughlin is finally back at Moldejazz. His planned appearance at the anniversary festival in 2020, like all other international features that year, was cancelled. Together with his brilliant band "4th Dimension", McLaughlin makes it clear that after over 50 years in the industry, he is still one of the world's leading guitarists!
John McLaughlin left England for the United States in 1969, where he soon became involved in Miles Davis 'electric jazz revolution via Tony Williams' group Lifetime. On the Miles Davis classic "Bitches Brew", one of the tracks of all excess bears his name! Together with guitar colleague Carlos Santana, he became very interested in Indian music and religion around 1973, which clearly influenced the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the band he visited Molde and Idrettens Hus with in 1986. McLaughlin was back at the festival also in 2011, this time with 4th Dimension. It was sold out in Bjørnsonhuset then and it can happen again soon!
Röyksopp - Romsdalsmuseet 22/7
Since the breakthrough in 2001, the Tromsø duo Röyksopp has been one of Norway's biggest international music successes. Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland come to Romsdalsmuseet with a fantastic song catalogue. "Do it Again", "Apple", "Running to the Sea", "So Easy" and "What Else is There" are all electronics hits of the highest quality. In 2014, he released his latest album «The Inevitable End», but at the end of 2021, rumors began to circulate that new music was on the way, and that a triple album is expected to be released during the year. Recently came the single "Impossible" where they collaborate with Goldfrapp's vocalist Alison Goldfrapp. Röyksopp will only do a carefully selected bunch of concerts in Norway this summer, and we are proud to present them at the Romsdal Museum. It is also a bit special that this happens on the day eleven years after the cancelled concert in 2011.
Chris Holsten - Romsdalsmuseet 22/7
After singing exclusively in English before, Chris Holsten has topped the charts over the past year and conquered the Norwegian audience with his Norwegian-language songs such as "If the world", "Only when it rains" and "Smile in your own mirror". These songs have ravaged the charts over the past year and in the spring of 2022, he will release part two of the album "Behind a facade". With a terrific stage show, Chris Holsten is ready for a packed festival summer that will include the Romsdal Museum on Friday 22 July.
Cory Wong - Alexandraparken 19/7
Cory Wong is best known as the guitarist in Vulfpeck, one of the world's hippest and most talked about bands in recent years. He is now in the process of establishing a solo career as a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, podcast host and producer and he moves seamlessly between the genres of jazz, rock, and funk. Wong has received well-deserved attention for his latest releases, including "Wong's Cafe" (2022), and not least, his You Tube show is highly valued, both for extreme musicality and for humour and warmth. Cory Wong arrives at Alexandraparken on July 19 with an extremely competent orchestra as a real "groover"!
Tord Gustavsen trio - Teatret Vårt 23/7
The success of the Tord Gustavsen trio is unparalleled in Norwegian music history. Their second album "The Ground" from 2005 was the first instrumental album ever to top the VG list. The success was by no means a bluff. The trio constantly sells concert halls all over the world and has a close relationship with their audience. The concert at Moldejazz gives Tord the opportunity to play the fantastic grand piano he hand-picked for the festival at the Steinway factory in Hamburg in 2017. The trio also comes with a new ECM album in their luggage, and a new bassist who is well known to most in Romsdalen: the unique Steinar Raknes.
Emmeluth’s Amoeba - Storyville 22/7
As this year's Jazz Fellow, saxophonist Signe Emmeluth delivered such a brilliant concert with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra at Moldejazz 2021 that it was decided that she had to return in 2022. In recent years, Signe Emmeluth has distinguished herself as one of the most expressive voices in the Nordic jazz flora. She has several of her own projects underway, where Amoeba must be considered a main project. It is a captivating band in a distinctive musical landscape between the arranged and the improvised. It delivers music that speaks to both intellect and emotions, with an impact that sometimes feels directly physical. At the same time, the music is characterized by a bubbling imagination that makes the audience follow every turn and contrast in the expression.
Christians Sands Trio - Teatret Vårt 19/7
Christian Sands is a pianist Moldejazz has had on the block for several years and it is with great pleasure that the festival can launch his Norwegian debut! Christian Sands has long been described as a great talent and as an innovator of one of jazz's most well-known formats, the piano trio. After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Sands has played with
John McLaughlin has been a leading guitarist for over 50 years, both in traditional contemporary jazz and in more rock and fusion settings.
It's a big event when guitar legend John McLaughlin is finally back at Moldejazz! His planned appearance at the anniversary festival in 2020, like all other international features that year, was cancelled. McLaughlin has just turned 80 but is extremely "still going strong" and together with his brilliant band "4th Dimension" he makes it clear that he is still one of the world's leading guitarists!
In 1969 he left England for the United States, where he soon became involved in Miles Davis 'electric jazz revolution via Tony Williams' group Lifetime. On the Miles Davis classic "Bitches Brew", one of the tracks of all excess bears his name! McLaughlin's reputation as a first-class session musician eventually led to collaborations with performers such as Carla Bley, Wayne Shorter and The Rolling Stones! Together with guitar colleague Carlos Santana, he became very interested in Indian music and religion around 1973, which clearly affects the groups Mahavishnu Orchestra and not least Shakti, which became McLauglin's two main projects throughout the 1970s. It was with the Mahavishnu Orchestra that McLaughlin first visited Molde and the House of Sports in 1986, a particularly memorable moment in Moldejazz history.
McLaughlin was back at the festival and Bjørnsonhuset in 2011, this time with 4th Dimension. Houses were sold out, the same will happen soon this year too!
John McLaughlin - guitar, Etienne MBappé - bass, Gary Husband - keyboards / trimmer, Nicolas Viccaro - drums
We look forward to welcoming Chris and the faithful band to Romsdalsmuseet 22/7!
It is on stage that the multi-talented Chris Holsten thrives best. In recent years, he has shown the Norwegian people what a phenomenal live artist and communicator he is with sold-out tours and countless TV appearances.
Having sung exclusively in English before, Chris Holsten has topped the charts in the past year and conquered the Norwegian audience with his Norwegian-language songs. Songs like "If the world", "Only when it rains" and "Smile in your own mirror" have ravaged the charts throughout the year and in the spring of 2022 he releases part 2 of the album "Behind a facade" and is ready for a packed festival summer with his terrific scenehow.
Cory Wong comes to Alexandraparken on Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival week with an extremely competent orchestra that provides two hot and sweaty evenings - "all in the name of groove"!
Cory Wong is best known as the guitarist in Vulfpeck, one of the world's hippest and most talked about bands in recent years. However, Wong is as "groovy" as a solo artist as with Vulfpeck and he is now in full swing to establish his own career.
06 Boys is a local band loved by many youngsters, and we are pleased to have them back with no restrictions!
Cory Wong grew up a stone's throw from Prince's Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To try a variant of a journalist's bloody one can, say that the groove inspiration from Prince is more than just symbolic. Wong has gradually established himself as a guitarist, bassist, songwriter, podcast host and producer and he moves seamlessly between the genres of jazz, rock, and funk. He has received well-deserved attention for his latest releases, including "Wong's Cafe" (2022), and not least, his YouTube show is highly valued, both for extreme musicality and for humor and warmth.
Cory Wong - Guitar, Dave Koz - Mini Sax, Sonny Thompson- Bass, Kevin Gastonguay - Keys, Eddie Barbash - Soprano Sax, Kenni Holman - Alto Sax, Sam Greenfield Bari Sax, Jay Webb - Trumpet, Michael Nelson - Trombone, Petar Janic - Drums