As the Manhattan skyline slips into magic hour, sip a sumptuous cocktail while enjoying an intimate concert held on Scandinavia House’s garden terrace.
A favored alternative to the usual midtown “happy hour,” Jazz House presents an eclectic selection of Nordic ensembles and repertoires accompanied by refreshments from Smörgås Chef’s terrace cocktail bar.
July 9, 2009
Tesla is a trio of three highly acclaimed Swedish instrumentalists: Staffan Svensson, trumpet, Owe Almgren, bass and Ebba Westerberg, percussion. Ebba Westerberg draws on a mixture of Scandinavian folk melodies, African rhythms, as well as contemporary music. The collectively improvised work takes the music in many directions, feeling both intimate and groovy.
Jostein Gulbrandsen (Norway)
July 16, 2009
Jostein Gulbrandsen grew up in Norway and started playing the guitar at the age of nine. His first CD as a band leader was released to critical acclaim in both Norway and the U.S. Using a mixture of electric, acoustic and fretless guitars, his music melds both American elements of jazz and reflects his Nordic roots.
Björn Thoroddsen (Iceland)
July 23, 2009
Recently awarded the Icelandic Music Award for Jazz Performer of The Year in 2003, Björn Thoroddsen adds layers of enrichment to his compositions with his innovative guitar playing. His new melodic arrangements cover a wide range of sounds and moods, from haunting to playful.
ine Bruhn (Denmark)
July 30, 2009
Jazz vocalist Tine Bruhn moved to New York City in 2001 after having graduated from Berklee College of Music. In NYC she has made quite an impression with steady concerts at Zinc Bar – one of the city’s major jazz gems – and with the recent release of her debut CD “Entranced”. She performs jazz with R&B elements and the brilliant rhythm section consists of Daniela Schächter (piano), Oleg Osenkov (bass) and EJ Strickland (drums).