The Nordic Jazz Comets project is about presenting the future of nordic jazz in annual showcases since year 2000. The danish, nnish, icelandic, norwegian and swedish comets have previously been set ablaze on the main jazz stages in the capitals.
Jakob Lauritsen – Fender Rhodes Nikolaj Bugge – Guitar Henrik Lauritsen – Bass Jonas Møller Andreasen – Drums
In a clash of pulsating indie-beats and shimmering soundscapes, Røgsignal have created their very own universe.
Their songs are equally inspired by modern indie rock and a homesickness towards rural Denmark. Danish music magazine, GAFFA, describes how “there is both longing and melancholy to the overall impression and expression. Something dreamy and unexplainable. Beautiful and soothing” in Røgsignal’s music.
Kaisa Mäensivu – Double Bass Max Zenger – Saxophone Mikael Myrskog – Piano Jonatan Sarikoski – Drums
Kaisa’s Machine is a quartet founded by award-winning jazz double bassist Kaisa Mäensivu. Her compositions take influences from the current, energetic sound of jazz in New York and mixes that with the Scandinavian melancholy and more serene harmonies.
Improvisation and the strong personalities of the four musicians add fresh and unexpected layers to the music each time the group takes the stage !
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and Tumi Árnason have been playing freely improvised duo concerts for a couple of years. Their music displays a broad range of dynamics and timbres, from extremely quiet and understated passages to dense high energy playing, often blending the acoustics of the instruments with electronic processing. This is probably the only sax & drum duo to come from Iceland yet !
Erlend Apneseth is one of Norway’s most renowned Hardanger ddle players. Traditionally rooted, he catapults his instrument to the present with drums, guitar, fiddle, and experimental sounds. After winning a Norwegian Folk Award, the trio returned in 2019 with Salika, Molika, a masterly, poetic and surprising album where they sound more cohesive than ever.
Matilda Andersson – Vocals Daniel Gahrton – Baritone saxophone Lisa Grotherus – Bass clarinet Milton Öhrström – Piano Boel Mogensen – Double Bass Julia Schabbauer – Drums
A groove that breaks down, a jazzy solo that floats into new harmonies, a powerful refrain explode into drones. A change ; an unexpected melody, crystal clear with a new tempo that emerges.
Combining influences from genres and expressions with metrical themes, collective impro and beautiful lyrics, Fartyg 6 expand the definition of jazz. This is an up and coming jazz comet, ready to ll space with their unimaginable music !
Héloïse Divilly writes music as a mix of improvisation, pop music, folk and jazz which brings us to a trip in an imaginery land.
In the tradition of Portishead or Björk, among others, YOU let voices expressing themselves freely : Isabel’s voice reminds us sometimes a lullaby, sometimes a far moan – Guillaume weaves a web of harmonies and deep ostinatos – Héloïse plays drums as her instrument is guiding her on a crazy run.
With their atypical backgrounds, their music sometimes has hints of the colours of the Mediterranean, sometimes hints of the magic of Nordic countries, whereas at other times it is more unchained, with a free jazz influence, or even evocative of the alchemy of bebop… They do not claim a musical identity, gender, style or label. The musical journey is what motivates them, a journey of discovery around themes of interest to them.
Slowness. Melody. Restraint. Kepler’s music is rare ed, every sound stems from necessity. Frozen beauty is hard to come by – Kepler openly yearns for it – resisting a world that is spinning faster and faster. This outward stability conceals breaches and discontinuities, inviting one to a different listening experience.
Delphine Deau – Piano Camille Maussion – Saxophones Pedro Ferreira – Double Bass Pierre Demange – Drums
Nefertiti is a jazz quartet created by Delphine Deau in 2013. Coming from all around France and abroad, the four musicians met and graduated at the Paris Conservatory. With a common instrumental form, the quartet manages to find its originality through its compositions that combine polyrhythm and groove.
All written by the pianist Delphine Deau, the tunes are mainly influenced by North American Jazz, with a large space for improvisation and interaction between the musicians.