Nordic Jazz Comets

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

erlend apneseth trio.png


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.

fartyg 6 behind the scenes 3.JPG

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.

kaisa mäensivu.JPG


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.



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.



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.