Do you like Jazz?
If you are in Oslo this week and have a heart for Jazz: check out Oslo Jazzfestival! Every day there are good concerts on stages around the town! In the daytime you can enjoy free concerts in “Saras tent”, placed in the middle of Karl Johan street, while the evenings are packed with great shows on big stages like the Opera and on small clubs like Herr Nilsen. The program exist both in Norwegian and English, at the webpage http://www.oslojazz.no.
Kult Oslo, our cultural calendar, talked to Ellen Andrea Wang from Pixel and got some tips for the festival. She is playing with her band at Herr Nilsen tonight, and you can listen to their “indierockjazz” from 10pm.
What should you expect if you come to Herr Nilsen tonight?
A good concert filled with energy and in the indierock/jazz –genre. There will be trumpet, sax, double bass, drums and vocal, and the band members are in their 20`s. We produced the album “Reminder” in May and got great reviews. Next year we will be touring in Norway, England and USA, and hopefully produce a new record in 2013.
What would you recommend at the Oslo Jazzfestival this week?
I really want to see “Østerdalsmusikk” and “Goran Kajfes Subtropic Orkestra”, both concerts that I think will be cool. I also want to go to Trondheim Jazzorkester with Stian Westerhus and his new «Ripples, Rapples and Disbelief”. Young Star will also be great! They are youngsters that participated in the festivals jazz-workshop last week. I did a workshop with them on Friday and they were really talented! They play on a stage in the middle of Karl Johan, and it´s free.