Trondheim Jazzorkester & Gurls
Award-winning GURLS meet Trondheim Jazzorkester (Jazz orchestra)
Saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg and bassist Ellen Andrea Wang have played in the trio GURLS since 2013. In 2020 the Swedish vocalist Carolina Wallin Perez replaced Rohey Taalah's role as vocalist. Bassist and vocalist Ellen Andrea Wang are also known as Artist in Residence at Moldejazz 2021.
GURLS has become a flagship in Norwegian jazz. Their sparkling debut album "Run boy, run" received the Spellemann Prize for best jazz album 2018, and the trio has since toured Norwegian jazz festivals and played for sold-out clubs. Now GURLS is back, this time in a collaboration with another exciting edition of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, where Hanna Paulsberg writes and arranges for the trio and eight other musicians.
Paulsberg have been sought-after as a composer by the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra for many years. As a saxophonist, she has been central in a number of previous TJO projects, first with Elin Rosseland in 2011, then with Marius Neset, SKRAP and Espen Berg.
For Moldejazz 2021 is Paulsberg presenting an accumulation of new compositions and some brushed up old hits – a performance everyone in the Norwegian music industry is excited to experience.
Carolina Wallin Perez - vocals, Hanna Paulsberg - tenor saxophone, vocals, composer, Ellen Andrea Wang - bass, vocals, Eirik Hegdal - saxophones, Sissel Vera Pettersen - saxophones, vocals, Trine Knutsen - flutes, Heida Karine Johannesdottir - tuba, Håvard Aufles - keyboards, Amund Storløkken Åse - vibraphone, Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums, Ola Øverby - drums