Nordic Jazz Comets

Nordic Jazz Comets is a showcase for young, emerging jazz bands in the Nordic countries.

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ERLEND APNESETH TRIO (NOR)

Erlend Apneseth – Hardanger fiddle
Stephan Meidell – acoustic baritone guitar, samples and electronics
Øyvind Hegg-Lunde – drums and percussions

Erlend Apneseth is one of Norway’s most renowned Hardanger fiddle players. Traditio- nally rooted, he catapults his instrument to the present with drums, guitar and experimental sounds.

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FARTYG 6 (swe)

Matilda Andersson – vocals
Daniel Gahrton – baritone saxophone
Lisa Grotherus – bass clarinet
Milton Öhrström – piano
Boel Mogensen – double bass
Julia Schabbauer – drums

Fartyg 6 expands the definition of jazz by combining influences from various genres with metrical themes, collective improv and beautiful lyrics.

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KAISA’S MACHINE (FIN)

Kaisa Mäensivu – double bass
Max Zenger – saxophone
Mikael Myrskog – piano
Jonatan Sarikoski – drums

Kaisa’s Machine is a jazz 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 serene harmonies.

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RØgSIGNAL (DEN)

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 homesickness to Danish countryside.

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TUMI ÁRNASON & MAGNÚS TRYGVASSON ELIASSEN (ICE)

Tumi Árnason – saxophone
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen – drums

The duo’s music displays a broad range of dynamics and timbres, from extremely quiet and understated passages to dense, high energy playing, blending the acoustics of the instruments with electronic processing.