Cæcilie Norby / Lars Danielsson / Ulf Wakenius
With windows wide open on a musical world from pop and rock, African and classical music, Cæcilie Norby is a jazz vocalist whose diverse influences have formed a deeply personal and rock-solid personal style.
As the daughter of an opera singer and a classical composer, Cæcilie Norby’s childhood was filled with music. As a teenager she decided against a musical career, but then “music chose me”, as she puts it. Her first love was jazz, then she became interested in pop and rock. But it’s a good melody that is most important for her, not the genre. And this also drives her interest in classical music, and especially the impressionists (such as Maurice Ravel). Cæcilie Norby was the first Scandinavian musician to get a contract with prestigious Blue Note Records, and this led to her attracting international attention.
Cæcilie Norby brings two musicians with her to Norway. Cellist and bassist Lars Danielsson is one of Europe’s top musicians, with many recordings and projects on his CV. In Norway he is known for collaborations with Jon Christensen and Bugge Wesseltoft, among others.
Norby and Danielsson’s musical partner in Kongsberg is guitarist Ulf Wakenius, known for his work with many top international stars – the list includes Pat Metheny, Oscar Peterson and Randy Brecker. Collaborations in Norway include Hot Club de Norvège and the Vertavo string quartet.
Cæcilie Norby: vocals
Lars Danielsson: bass and cello
Ulf Wakenius: guitar
Concert start: 17:00