Concerts highlights

Jostein Gulbrandsen Trio Summer Jazz Series

Thu—7-11-2019
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Photo by David Aday

THURSDAY—July 117:30 PM
Pre-concert reception—7 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series pass $60 ($45 ASF Members)

Our popular Summer Jazz Series returns to Scandinavia House! This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers from June 20 through July 11. Join us for a reception on the Volvo Hall terrace starting at 7 PM, followed by the concert at 7:30 PM.

Norwegian guitarist and composer Jostein Gulbrandsen joins us with Mike McGuirk (bass) and Ronen Itzik (drums). Known for a melodic style that is also complex and harmonically rich, Gulbrandsen blends Scandinavian heritage with American jazz and blues.

The trio will be performing compositions including hits off his recent third album Looking Ahead, described as “a quiet anthem for a noisy world, one that folds itself like a treasured article of clothing to be tucked away for a special occasion” (All About Jazz).

“Gulbrandsen’s music is to the point, revealing tasteful moments where there’s no necessity of camouflaging his numerous influences.”—JazzTrail

About the Musicians

Jostein Gulbrandsen is a Norwegian-born guitarist, composer, and author based in NYC. He has released three albums, including Twelve (2007), Release of Tension (2001) and Looking Ahead (2018). He holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and has additionally held master classes at Agder College of Music (Norway) and Hobart and William Smith colleges.

He is an author of the best seller Modern Jazz and Fusion Guitar, an instructional book/DVD released on the world’s largest music publishing company Hal/Leonard. He is also a featured artist for Collings Guitars, Quilter labs, Eventide, Godin and Curt Mangan Strings.

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Summer Jazz Series

This summer we’re presenting performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers from June 20 through July 11. All concerts begin at 7:30 PM, following a 7 PM reception on our Volvo Hall terrace.

June 20: Sigmar Matthíasson’s ÁRÓRA
June 24: Mikkel Ploug Trio
June 25: Kari Ikonen Trio
June 27: Thomas Backman
July 11: Jostein Gulbrandsen Trio

 
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Sigmar Matthíasson’s ÁRÓRA Summer Jazz Series
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Mikkel Ploug Trio Summer Jazz Series
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