10 Live Stream concerts at Moldejazz
The 60th edition of Molde International Jazz Festival is about to be sold out, as 3000 of about 3500 tickets are gone.
Join us from wherever you are, participate in the experience as we will stream ten of the concerts on this year's program.
This will be ticketed streaming for the fare of only NOK 149, - (€14,- / $16,-)
The exception is the morning dawn concert at 07:00 CET, which is made available free of charge through contributions from our sponsor Istad AS.
Molde's own international star, Ane Brun, is doing an exclusive concert in Bjørnsonhuset during the anniversary festival. For this occasion, she has with her Marte Eberson. The duo performs music from Ane Brun's 17-year record career, with both old and new material.
Exclusive collaboration on for Moldejazz' 60th anniversary
Ane Brun has had an adventurous journey as an artist ever since her debut album Spending Time with Morgan in 2003. Excellent reviews have followed a series of brilliant albums and fantastic concerts. It All Starts with One (2011), When I'm free (2015) and the cover album Leave Me Breathless (2017) are highlights so far in her rich discography. The Directions Tour 2015/16 visited Moldejazz and our venue Romsdalsmuseet in the summer of 2016 and clearly demonstrated that Brun is among our very best live artists. Since then she's had several concerts with different constellations – solo, with bands and with various symphony orchestras around Scandinavia.
There is no doubt that Brun has a great love for her hometown Molde – and for Moldejazz. She has performed at the Romsdalsmuseet during the festival in 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016. Most recently last year when she attended the Madrugada concert and did a lovely version of «Lift me» with Sivert Høyem. During this year's anniversary festival, everything's set for a new magical moment, now as an exclusive duo with pianist Marte Eberson, known from bands such as Highasakite, Eberson and Löv. Eberson has her roots in jazz music, but in recent years has proven to be a musician with great versatility. She is a genre-crossing musician with pop, rock, funk, jazz-rock and jazz on the repertoire.
Brun will perform songs from her entire 17-year long record career, with both old and new material. That probably means that one or more of the new singles from her upcoming album – perhaps «Honey» releasing June 5 – is on the setlist. This is clearly going to be a very exclusive concert and Moldejazz' extremely proud that one of our local musicians in this way helps to write festival history at our anniversary festival.
Ane Brun – guitar and vocals, Marte Eberson – piano.
Arild Andersen's new supergroup will lead the audience through Moldejazz' 60th-anniversary concert in venue Bjørnsonhuset on the festival's opening day. In addition, this year's Artist in Residence Karin Krog will join the band in selected songs.
The anniversary concert with Arild Andersen Group, supplemented by Karin Krog, will open this year's Moldejazz.
Krog also sang at the first-ever jazz festival in Molde in 1961 – in front of a packed Revehall, and with Kjell Karlsen's orchestra. She's since visited Molde many times. At the anniversary concert, the audience will get to listen to some of what she sang in Revehallen 59 years ago.
Already on Krog's recording of Break of Day in Molde from 1969, Arild Andersen played bass, and over the years he's done nearly 50 concerts in the city. In almost 60 years, nobody has played Moldejazz more than him. Many of the concerts stand as milestones in Moldejazz history.
If anyone can be called a supergroup in Norwegian jazz, it must be the band Arild Andersen is joining this year. A virtuoso and expressive saxophonist about to lay the world at his feet, the piano jazz' greatest lyricist and a bass/drum duo that oozes sophisticated elegance, imagination and punch. Supergroups don't get any better than this. Panegyric reviews like these are for once in their rightful place:
«What a quartet! Marius Neset is already a superstar […] and Arild Andersen – the godfather of Norwegian Jazz […] is leading the band through the most beautiful ballads and the wildest hurricanes.»
– Nils Kvamsdal, Hordaland
«But tonight we are one, united around Arild Andersen's music, performed by a quartet that sets fire and flame in the music, through the music, out of the music.»
– Johan Hauknes, Salt Peanuts
This is truly an anniversary concert to look forward to. Fabulous performers serve a selection of tunes from different eras in the history of the festival and musicians, bound together by Arild Andersen's comments.
It will be a night for the books – both for people who have followed the festival since its inception and for those who have come to later.
Arild Andersen – bass, Marius Neset – saxophone, Helge Lien – piano, Håkon Mjåset Johansen – drums, Karin Krog – vocals.
We've seen him in ensembles such as TORG and his own trio, Johan Lindvall Trio. He also had a very central position on Mette Henriette's ECM debut in 2015. Now he's teaming up with Trondheim Jazzorkester.
With his strong personal expression, last years jazz fellow [no: jazZtipendiat], composer and pianist Johan Lindvall, has already made a name for himself.
With this concert, Lindvall says that he'll try to unite film and music.
– It is important to me that one doesn't suppress the other, but that there are two independent expressions, he says.
There's a lightness in both the music and the film – a similar theme consisting of repetitions and rhythmic structures. This is also repeated in both the compositions and the script. To tie it all together visually, he's joined by Jenny Berger Myhre on video and light wiz, Kyrre Heldal Karlsen.
We're looking forward to a new and original version of the Trondheim Jazzorkester on the opening day of Moldejazz' 60th anniversary!
Johan Lindvall – piano, composition, Natali Abrahamsen Garner – vocals, Ina Sagstuen – vocals, Eira Bjørnstad Foss – violin, Marianne Baudouin Lie – cello, Mette Henriette Martedatter Rølvåg – tenor saxophone, Klaus Ellerhusen Holm – clarinets, Lars Ove Stene Fossheim – guitar, Christian Winther – guitar, Matilda Rolfsson – percussion, Kyrre Laastad – vibraphone and electronics, Andreas Winther – drums, Tor Breivik – sound design, Kyrre Heldal Karlsen – lighting design, Jenny Berger Myhre – video.
Celebrating the 10th anniversary with guests Thomas Johansson, Elin Rosseland and Håvard Aufles
Already in 2010, as Hanna Paulsberg initiated the Hanna Paulsberg Concept, everyone paying attention knew she had a great talent.
The saxophonist had a solid background from the classical mainstream jazz. She was growing her game by trying many of the contemporary expressions. Ten years have gone by and with it, four albums, several awards and tours both nationally and abroad. Activities in other contexts, such as the audience favourite Gurls, and Trondheim Jazzorkester. Even so, she still holds the original crew in the Hanna Paulsberg Concept.
There is every reason to celebrate. Not all ensembles last for ten years. This is a marker of musical development and good chemistry.
To mark the anniversary of Moldejazz, Paulsberg brings several interesting guests. Elin Rosseland has been established on the top shelf in Norwegian vocal jazz for many years. Thomas Johansson is a well renowed Norwegian trumpet player, and the groups' Benjamin, is the young pianist Håvard Aufles, a rising star.
This concert is a rare opportunity to meet seven of Scandinavia's foremost musicians. They tread in waters where jazz tradition and jazz future meet. Welcome to an evening of vital and adventurous music in an open acoustic setting.
Hanna Paulsberg – saxophones, Oscar Grönberg – keys, Trygve Waldemar Fiske – bass, Hans Hulbækmo – drums, Thomas Johansson – trumpet, Elin Rosseland – vocals, Håvard Aufles – synth.
This is the group that gave its name to Karin Krog's record label. Thus it's easy to assume that these musicians are close to her heart.
Classical acoustic jazz for jazz connoisseurs.
Here are three vital veterans, Spellemann-winners and band leaders who still have excess energy. These musicians know Krog's music to the bone, and together they convey standard songs at the level they deserve. Storaas, Alterhaug and Olstad move in close interaction that can almost be described as progressive classical jazz. In this room, Karin Krog appears as cool as can be.
In the flood of talented young pianists who constantly emerge on the Norwegian jazz scene, it's easy to forget that Storaas has been a musician of international quality for years. Witnessing Storaas is a rare opportunity and it's can almost be considered an event every time he shows his skills on the 88 keys.
The warmth, playfulness, joy of playing and the songs this band convey are both a history lesson and a living proof of the unwavering willingness to create new music together and bring jazz forward. As with good wine, The Meantimes only gets better over time, in a classic jazz repertoire many people have a relationship with. When The Meantimes, on this occasion, is also visited by John Surman, there is every reason to look forward to a brilliant evening.
Karin Krog - vocals, Vigleik Storaas - piano, Bjørn Alterhaug - bass, Tom Olstad - drums. Guest: John Surman - saxophones.
Unplugged experience in the Zorn Selected-series
Composer and musician, Maja S.K. Ratkje, meet guitarist, Stian Westerhus. An intimate setting where they, among other things, play music Ratkje wrote for the production of Hamsun's "Hunger" for the National Ballet at The Norwegian Opera.
The concert's part of Moldejazz's events with and around this year's Artist in Residence, John Zorn. Zorn, as the curator, has handpicked Norwegian musicians who are then presented in 3 concerts under the label «Zorn Selected». Among them are Ratkje and Westerhus. Ratkje has been in contact with Zorn on several occasions in the past. She's released music on Zorn's record label, Tzadik, and been Artist in Residence at The Stone, a club Zorn has been running in New York for many years.
Westerhus and Ratkje are usually connected with effect pedals, samplers, amplifiers and computers. In this concert, they perform their music in an acoustic room with organ, fiddle, acoustic guitar and their voices. The expression can give associations to both 19th-century Kristiania, as well as saloons with emigrated Norwegians in the Midwest.
In the few occasions the duo has presented themselves in the past the response has been overwhelming. Critics have used terms such as "One of the decidedly strongest musical moments of the year". Along with the music from Hunger, Ratkje and Westerhus will also present newly written material.
Welcome to a captivating concert where you can lower your shoulders to the sounds of strings, bellows, old wood and squeaky pedals.
Maja S. K. Ratkje – vocals and various instruments, Stian Westerhus – guitar and vocals.
Steinar Raknes is a creative bassist and vocalist who isn't afraid to go his own way.
The first premiere in the time of the Corona.
As a jazz graduate of NTNU in Trondheim, he shocked the Norwegian jazz scene with the band «Urban Connection» which took the concept of jazz trios to new heights. In recent years, Raknes has steadily moved more towards the singer/songwriter segment. The Stillhouse concept, which is really a duo project with Unni Wilhelmsen, was extended with Per Oddvar Johansen on drums, Even Hermansen on guitar and Jørgen Mathisen on clarinet, soprano and tenor sax.
He's brought us along on wonderful journeys into his musical universe where his voice and double bass are the main elements. As a singer, he's developed a deep, lovely baritone and in his beautiful songs his voice really stands out.
Raknes has a nose for melodies, delicate lyrics and uses a simple yet harmonious language in his songs. However, interacting with creative musicians like Hermansen, the music takes a whole other turn. The sound shifts to a completely different colour and contributions from Mathisen take the music in surprising directions. When you also have one of the country's most responsive and creative drummers in the band, the soundscape is complete.
Witnessing the interaction between Unni and Steinar is truly wonderful. They've worked a lot together in the past and complement each other's voices and expressions. Raknes' music is in an open genre landscape with a touch of Americana, country, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and a lot of other stuff.
This summer he'll be back to present what's guaranteed to be a great experience at this year's festival. The project is a collaboration with Jazzfest in Trondheim.
The concert for all early birds. Come enjoy the break of day and a nice cup of coffee – all thanks to local sponsor Istad.
This year's Break of Day-concert is set to be exciting and extraordinary.
Since their debut album, "The Second Room" in 2016, Erlend Apneseth trio has occupied the driver's seat in the well-lubricated tractor that's ploughing the ever-new ground in the folk music soil.
In a generation where traditional music's constantly weaved together with other expressions, the trio – led by Harding fiddle-player Apneseth – is a guiding light. The roots of traditional music and deep storylines meet the present and future in the trio's dynamic music. They create organic and evocative arrangements of archive recordings, traditional material, atmospheric images, crackling electronics and wild, unrestrained energy that put even the hardiest fiddle bow to the test. The trio has released three albums on the Norwegian label HUBRO and has so far received nominations to two Norwegian Grammy awards.
Last year's critically acclaimed release "Salika, Molika" included accordion virtuoso, Frode Haltli, who perform frictionally between all genres. The result is their best release yet. A nuanced, colourful kaleidoscope of a record that takes you to places you've never been before.
It was recently announced that the release is nominated for the Nordic Music Prize, and we will not be surprised if it also receives a Spellemann nomination.
Prepare for a great experience on the roof at Plasen!
Moldejazz has saved a real treat for the final day in celebrating our 60th anniversary.
Hedvig Mollestad, one of Norway's leading guitarists, has written the work «Maternity Beat» on commission from the festival.
She's brought a star team of musicians. Violin, flute, trumpet and two female voices guarantees to show a somewhat different side of Mollestad than what we've seen before. Meanwhile, the solid rhythm section – as a crossover of Elephant9 and JUNO (!) – a foreshadowing of scary plans.
Through Maternity Beat, Mollestad seeks to convey experiences by being and having a mother. What is the mother pulse? Is it there? How does it feel? Is it the same in 2020 as it was 1000 years ago? Nevertheless, most of the issues and conflicts surrounding having ambitions – both as a mother and a touring and creative musician – have been an important part of the inspiration.
Mai Elise Solberg – vocals, Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad – vocals, Trine Knutsen – flute, Adrian Løseth Waade – violin, Martin Myhre Olsen – alto sax, Petter Kraft – tenor sax, Susana Santos Silva – trumpet, Hedvig Mollestad – el guitar, Ståle Storløkken – synth/organ, Georgia Wartel – bass, Torstein Lofthus – drums, Ingvald Vassbø - percussion.
Ketil Nicolaysen – sound design, Ingrid Skanke Høsøien – light design, Joffe Myrvold – video- and light design.
Zorn Selected. The trio is as dynamic and changing as the climate in western Norway. At the bands' core, there's a warm humour and a crooked smile that makes the audience feel included.
In their sound play and pure musical research, Moskus delivers with smiles and cries of joy.
Since the release of the debut album Salmesykkel in 2012, Moskus has made their mark as one of Norway – and Europe's – most distinctive young jazz groups. The album earned them two Spellemann nominations and an opportunity to fill the term "piano trio" with new content. Following this, there have been two new Spellemann nominations, three new albums and numerous concerts.
Last November, Moskus was one of the carefully selected bands to play during the perceptive Berlin Jazzfest. A feather in the hat for a trio that's still gaining new listeners. Pianist, Anja Lauvdal, bass player, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson, and drummer, Hans Hulbækmo, must be described as three of their generation's foremost musicians. Also outside the trio, they've made their mark with numerous profiled projects: Broen, Skadedyr, Trondheim Jazzorkester, Morgonrod, Steamdome and Atomic.
In the summer of 2020, the band – initiated at Jazzlinja in Trondheim – will celebrate 10 years. This coincidence makes it extra pleasing to present them to our audience during the festival's own anniversary year.
Mokus is a band that never lets its musical expression solidify into conventional forms. They are assertive and continues to work towards ever-changing perspectives and oases of sound. They combine youthful energy, openness and maturity in an unusual and personal way.
Mokus' sound play and musical basic research are delivered with smiles and cheers, and not with wrinkled brows under the cover of dark clouds. Expect the unexpected.
Anja Lauvdal – piano, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson – bass, Hans Hulbækmo – drums.