Siril Malmedal Hauge
During last years Moldejazz Siril Malmedal was appointed the acclaimed title "jazz-talent of middle-Norway" by «SpareBank 1 SMN Jazztalent», and now the prize-concert is coming.
The Sula-born singer has not been resting on her laurels: She is active in ceveral projects, among others one with the established guitarist Jacob Young and their release "Last things". The largest piece of work still remains her debut as a solo-artist, «Uncharted Territory», that released 1. february on Jazzland Recordings.
The music is a perfect blend of pop-energy and accessible jazz in a singer-songwriter tradition flush with melodic freshness. Here are many different athmospheres, variations of light and shadow, but there is always a basic tone of something happy in every song. The record has recieved wonderful reviews is the norwegian press.
Terje Mosnes writes for jazzinorge: "together with her formidable crew, the singer songwriter (.....) lands her ambitious project softly and steadily, and reigns the foreign domain in (and with) a convincing set." And Aftenposten follows: An element becoming more and more evident is her versatility and naturally she finds the essence of a song. She cathes its distinctive features and shapes them in her own image.
The concert at Moldejazz is with a full band including strings. It is only right for one of the gretest vocal talents of the country to be the one to "pre-open" the festival in Storyville Monday 15. July at 16.00
Martin Myhre Olsen - saxophones, Torgeir Hovden Standal - guitars, Kjetil André Mulelid - piano, organ, Martin Morland - bass, Henrik Lødøen - drums, Adrian Waade - violin, Isa Caroline Holmesland - viola, Kaja Fjellberg Pettersen - cello