Nine new program news! Blue. scholarship concert, world music, a Swedish «Glädjeorkester» and traditional jazz

Marianna Sangita's fellow concert with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, «Glädjeorkestern» Louisiana Avenue, beautiful world music from Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble with Håkon Kornstad, the concert performance «Melancholy Disco», Ytre Suløen's Jazz Ensemble does Thomas «Fat's» Waller, Steinar Raknes Bechers returns & Skeidsvoll New Orleans Band, The New Orleans Collective raises the roof in Kikkans Hall, and not least, this year's young jazz musicians will be chosen!

With this, the evening series in Kikkans Hall is finished, and tickets are on sale.

Trondheim Jazzorkester & Marianna Sangita

With the work Σπίτι /Hjem she wants to unite more of her musical inspirations

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Marianna Sangita
Teatret Vårt (PLASSEN) 395,- fees incl.

Vocalist, lyricist and composer Marianna Sangita grew up surrounded by traditional Greek music and has throughout her career been open to music from other cultures

With an ensemble she could never dream of, of unique people and musicians with instruments that include oud, saz, tablas, yoik, accordion, saxophone, tuba, drum kit, cello, fiddle, cajon and various frame drums, the result is a fascinating musical melting pot that represents something completely new in Trondheim Jazz Orchestra's already diverse production.

Marianna Sangita has a background from the band Broen, as well as several projects with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (SKRAP, GURLS, Alf Hulbækmo), as part of Anja Lauvdal's Joni Mitchell Tribute band. For this project she has also brought with her the Spanish multi-instrumentalist Efrén Lopez (Jordi Savall, Stelios Petrakis, L´ham de Foc and others). With his close knowledge of Eastern music, he has been an important sparring partner in the preparations for the premiere in Molde. Together they are the duo ON.

Marianna Sangita Angeletaki Røe - vocals, percussion and composition, Efrén Lopez - oud, hurdy gurdy, laouto, guitar and percussion, Ina Sagstuen - vocals, effects and percussion, Risten Anine Gaup - vocals and yoik, Mira Tiruchelvam - flutes, Sissel Vera Pettersen - alto saxophone and vocals, Jonas Cambien - saxophone and synth, Inger Hannisdal - violin, Oluf Dimitri Røe - violin and vocals, Jovan Pavlovic - accordion, Joel Ring - cello and bass, Heida Karine Johannesdottir - tuba, Sanskriti Shrestra - tablas and perk, Martin Langlie - drums, David Solheim - sound

Louisiana Avenue

Regardless of time and place, the band, led by frontman and vocalist Pär Stenhammar, will take you to New Orleans and Mardi Gras

Louisiana Avenue
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 270,- fees incl.
Louisiana Avenue
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 270,- fees incl.

Louisiana Avenue is the band that provides carnival associations in a way that few other bands can. It has almost been a popular demand that the band returns to Moldejazz after their first visit with us in 2019!

Louisiana Avenue is known for it's live performances in Sweden, and after the concerts in Kikkans Hall in 2019, the rumor has spread in Norway as well. In this case, the rumors are true, this is an experience you will remember for a long time!

When they celebrated the release of their debut album «2107 Delachaise» (2019) with a concert at Fasching in Stockholm, the renowned jazz magazine Lira also named them Sweden's best live band.

Louisiana Avenue = Joy Orchestra

Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble

Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble was formed in 2007 and consists of Javid on the Persian instrument santur, a string quartet, a double bassist and two percussionists. Together they play compositions by Javid, inspired by Persian, Indian and Arabic musical traditions

Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble
Molde Cathedral 495,- fees incl.

A beautiful experience awaits in Molde Cathedral!

Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble was formed in 2007 and consists of Javid on the Persian instrument santur, a string quartet, a double bassist and two percussionists. Together they play compositions by Javid, inspired by Persian, Indian and Arabic musical traditions

Iranian-born Javid Afsari has lived in Norway for 30 years. His music is colored by western classical music and the ensemble he plays with in Molde consists of high-profile musicians in classical music, world music and jazz.

As a guest, the ensemble has brought with them saxophonist and opera singer Håkon Kornstad.

Javid Afsari Rad - santur, Emilie Lidsheim - violin, Harpreet Bansal - violin, Bendik Foss - viola, Tove Margrethe Erikstad - cello, Adrian Fiskum Myhr - double bass, Kaveh Mahmudiyan - tomb, Håkon Kornstad - vocals, saxophone

Vemodig Disco
Storyville (PLASSEN) 380,- fees incl.

A tribute to the everyday person
- A concert performance by and with Små Grå

"People have such good timing"

What does the little fact mean, what she did with her hair there? What sounds do we make as listeners? And when does that sound go from being appreciative to dismissive, and exactly what shade do we choose?

This is the inspiration behind Små Grås' concert performance "Melancholy Disco". That is, human language, timing, humor, seriousness, and what we get hung up on and think is important. And significant. Little Gray makes music of all this in their brand-new performance.

Composed music and improvised stretches slide into each other in this thought-provoking and humorous performance. The theme alternates between the everyday, like a creamy or polite small talk with another mother in kindergarten, and the big questions in life.

Nina Mortvedt, (Band of Gold) Mai Elise Solberg, (ONTZ, MEogI, Hanne Hukkelberg) and Benedikte Kruse (Pitsj, Plutselig Barneteater).

Små Grå graduated from the master's program in performing jazz and improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2021. Sidsel Endresen and Snelle Hall have followed the work with "Melancholy Disco" and Jo Strømgren has been the outer eye.

Steinar Raknes Stillhouse Band

Steinar Raknes from Midsund is one such artist.

Middag & konsert
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 950,- fees incl.
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 450,- fees incl.

Some concerts and artists have a distinctive grip on their audience, and make the roof lift, regardless of the original ceiling height.

He has played double bass with historical jazz names such as Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and Bobby McFerrin, appeared in roots, blues, rock and americana, and was in 2021 in the ECM studio as bassist in the Tord Gustavsen Trio.

Both as a vocalist and bassist, he has a raw and clear nerve. Raknes also has a striking ability to write songs that stick immediately and that feel familiar and beloved from the first listen, but also make goosebumps-inducing cover versions of the songs of heroes like Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode, and Bruce Springsteen.

We look forward to a reunion with the audience favorite Steinar Raknes and his Stillhouse band in the unique tent «Kikkans Hall» on Rådhusplassen.

Bech & Skeidsvoll New Orleans Band

The band, which was established in 2013, has its musical foundation well anchored in New Orleans music

Middag & konsert
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 950,- fees incl.
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 450,- fees incl.

The pulsating and evocative Bech & Skeidsvoll New Orleans Band returns to Moldejazz for the 4th year in a row!

The ensemble has a fresh mix of musicians with different musical backgrounds, ranging from strong roots in the New Orleans tradition to the free and modern jazz scene.

This makes the band unique and creates an energetic and expressive collective, which contributes to a very fresh concert experience in good New Orleans spirit!

Gunnar Bech - vocals and trombone, Leiv Skeidsvoll - vocals and trumpet, Lauritz Skeidsvoll - saxophone, Peder Skeidsvoll - trumpet, Isach Skeidsvoll - piano, Frank Iversen - banjo / guitar, Sindre Klykken - double bass, Hans-Petter Gyldenskog - drums

Ytre Suløens Jass-ensemble

With Tricia Boutté at the forefront as vocalist and entertainer, we can promise both a fine and festive musical portrait of a legend in the genres Dixieland, jazz, swing, stride and ragtime!

Middag & konsert
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 950,- fees incl.
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 450,- fees incl.

Ytre Suløen is well on its way to exploring the diversity of Thomas "Fats" Waller's music

Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) was one of the most brilliant and popular jazz pianists of the 1920s and 30s from Harlem New York. He became known as a pianist, composer and not least as an entertainer. He was a mood-spreader without equal (has been called "a brilliant clown"), and appeared in several films, including in "Stormy Weather" with Lena Horne, he was also the first to play jazz on the organ!

He has left behind several melodies that have become part of the standard jazz repertoire. He made music for several Broadway shows in the 1920s, the most famous songs from here are "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin", and "Black and Blue", as well as brilliant instrumental songs such as "Handful of Keys", «Wild Cat Blues» and «Jitterbug Waltz». In the 1930s he became a record artist for Victor Records, with "Fats Waller and His Rhythm", where his ingenious vocal elements also received full focus (titles such as "All that Meat", "No Potatoes" and "Your Feet's too Big" speak for themselves...)

The New Orleans Collective

The New Orleans Collective (or NOC) is a hard-swinging jazz septet with a high party factor

The New Orleans Collective
Kikkans Hall (Rådhusplassen) 270,- fees incl.

There will be a high party factor, humor, and music from the top class when NOC enters the stage at Kikkans Hall.

The band was formed in 2011 and has over ten years of musical madness behind it and has played a number of concerts across the country. In 2022, NOC will release their debut album ("Bourbon") in connection with their concert during Moldejazz!

The band draws musical inspiration from bands such as: Rebirth and Treme brass bands, The California Honeydrops, Chuck Berry, The Band and Harry Connick jr. to mention a few. In addition to this, the band also plays self-composed music that is well rooted in the spirit of New Orleans jazz.

The band has an average age of 30 years, which is quite young within this genre. Vocalist Malin Dahl Ødegård will join the band for this concert.

Magnus Malmedal Drågen - trumpet & vocals, Runar Fiksdal - trombone, Lauritz Skeidsvoll - saxophone, Thomas Edvardsen - piano, Åsmund Løvland Solberg - banjo and guitar, Steffen Granly - sousafon, Marius Trøan Hansen - drums, Malin Dahl Ødegård - vocals

Jazzintro - finale
Storyville (PLASSEN) 100,- fees incl.
Jazzintro - vinnerkonsert
Storyville (PLASSEN) 100,- fees incl.

The young jazz musicians of the year 2022 will be chosen, and eight young, promising bands have been selected to play for titles and scholarships at some of the country's leading jazz festivals in the coming six months. During the final at Moldejazz in July, one of the bands will be named Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2022, and receive a launch package from the Norwegian Jazz Forum, a mentor program supported by Talent Norway and the Gramo scholarship of NOK 150,000.

Jazzintro is a launch program for young, Norwegian jazz musicians that this spring and summer will be shown at the country's largest jazz festivals. Among 55 applications, eight bands have been selected to participate:

Bento Box, Munch Trio, Peders Hode, Ototoi, Joakin Rainer Trio, Firvel, Ask Morris Quartet and Stenøien / Hjemmen / Heide Bø.

From the initial rounds at Vossa Jazz, Maijazz, Nattjazz and Kongsberg Jazz Festival, four of the bands will advance to the finals during Moldejazz in July, where a winner will be chosen. The band that will be Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2022 will receive a major launch package from the Norwegian Jazz Forum, which includes a Norwegian tour, a mentor scheme funded by Talent Norway which is tailored in collaboration with the band, and the Gramo scholarship of as much as 150,000 kroner.

Jazzintro and springboard

Since its inception in 1998, Jazzintro has been very important in highlighting and highlighting the talents of Norwegian jazz. Many of today's big jazz names have participated in Jazzintro early in their careers, such as Mathias Eick, Stian Westerhus, Anja Lauvdal, Gard Nilssen, Marius Neset, Hanna Paulsberg and Morten Qvenild. Previous winners include Monkey Plot, Albatrosh, Puma, In the Country, Urban Connection, Megalodon Collective and Kongle Trio.

Playlist Jazzintro 2022:

Vossa Jazz: Bento Box and Munch trio

Mai Jazz Peders Head and Ototoi

Natt Jazz: Joakim Rainer trio and Firvel

Kongsberg Jazz Festival: Ask Morris Quartet and Stenøien / Hjemmen / Heide Bø

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