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Jazz Around the World 2 – 19 April – Norway

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Welcome to Norway. Norway has been making itself known on the Jazz scene for quite a number of years now. We’ll be spending time with several artists today. Sit back, bundle up, and enjoy these unique musicians.


Leading off today’s program is trumpeter Arve Henriksen ( If you close your eyes and listen to the first song, at times you’ll be convinced he is playing a shakuhachi flute. Rest assured, it is a trumpet. Add his vocalizations to the mix and you can see why he is “a major representative of a golden generation of Norwegian Jazz musicians.”


Please welcome, Arve Henriksen:







Blue Silk – Live




With Per Jørgensen – Live at the Oslo Jazz Festival – “NYI”





Next, we have trumpeter Nils Petter Molvær ( Molvær is a pioneer of a style of music called “future jazz”. He has made such a name for himself in Norway and abroad that he is simply referred to by his initials: NPM.


Up now, Nils Petter Molvær:







Only These Things Count




“Solid Ether” – Live




Coming to the stage now is vocalist/songwriter Silje Nergaard ( Nergaard has been on the Jazz scene since the young age of 16. Her recordings have enjoyed international success. According to Wikipedia, her 2001 album At First Light went on to become the best-selling Norwegian Jazz album ever recorded.


Let’s welcome, Silje Nergaard:



Two Sleepy People




“We Should Be Happier Now” – Duet with Al Jarreau




“Tell Me Where You’re Going” (Rio version) – With Pat Metheny





Closing out our visit to Norway is saxophonist Jan Garbarek ( Playing professionally since 1966, Garbarek has covered a wide range of Jazz styles. His collaborations include musicians around the world such as Eberhard Weber, Ralph Towner, and Keith Jarrett, just to name a few. His horn can be heard on works as varied as orchestral recordings, Scandinavian folk melodies, full choir with only his saxophone, and Gregorian chants.


Welcome now, Jan Garbarek:



Once I Dreamt a Tree Upside Down













NorwayThank you for joining us here in Norway. I hope you enjoyed the performances. We’ll meet at the Internet Train Station for our train ride. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World 2 tour: Sweden.


April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.