Saturday 06.07.19

The front garden

Kongsberg Jazzfestival has for many years presented three concerts in one in Smeltehytta with the label Avanthagen.

Concert start: 15:00 Single ticket price: NOK 350

Avanthagen has become an important part of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival and helps to underline our focus on experimental music. This year we are also resuming the collaboration with Ny Musikk, and the program consists of three concerts that should excite even the most blasé festival-goer. Avanthagen – the place where free music grows wild!


The doors open at approx. 14:30
Concert start at 15:00
Free age limit

Accompanying person with an accompanying certificate: only needs to buy a seat ticket and only pays the ticket fee. Contact Ticketmaster for further information.


Sofia Jernberg & Agnes Hvizdalek

Outstanding singers on the same stage!

So a Jernberg is a Swedish/Ethiopian singer and composer. One of her main interests as a singer is developing the "instrumental" possibilities of her voice. She has come a long way in her work with so-called "split tones", toneless singing and distorted vocals.

Agnes Hvizdalek is an improvisational musician whose main instrument is the voice. Her dedication to new music and fascination with the human voice is expressed in her abstract vocal music. She works in a wide range of genres — from jazz to noise and electronic dance music to classical contemporary music.


Isabelle Duthoit solo

We can expect terrific improvisations with a very high level of detail.

French Isabelle Duthoit is known for her many years of collaboration with the trumpeter Franz Hautzinger and she convinced the entire hall during the fourth year's concert at Blow Out! with Lene Grenager and Hamid Drake.

She comes to Kongsberg solo, on vocals and clarinet


Summer Strings

In recent years, the conductor and olinist Ilan Volkov has assembled a star team under the Summer Strings umbrella at Café Oto in London, and now we are taking the idea further to Kongsberg for this collaboration with Ny Musikk.

Together with Ilan Volkov, this time we get to hear a Norwegian Summer Strings, with Tanja Orning on cello and John Andrew Wilhite and Michael Francis Duch on basses.


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Other artists

This is a picture of Cezinando, Lemaitre and Synne Vo
Thursday, July 4 / Time: 19:00

Cezinando / Lemaitre / Synne Vo

Photo by Thurston Moore
Saturday, July 6 / Time: 23:59

Thurston Moore Group

text picture særingfest
Friday, July 5 / Time: 19:30

Special party: Child of Illusion – Fred Moten & Brandon Lopez – Nicole Mitchell – Mayas/Buck/Stackenäs/Zanussi

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Thursday, July 4 / Time: 21:30

Special Party Thursday: Phil Minton & Veryan Weston

This is a picture of the jazz parade at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival
Barnival park
Monday 1 July / Time: 10:00

Band workshop

this is a picture of the musicians during the jazz fair at Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2024
Kongsberg church
Wednesday 3 July / Time: 21:00