Ellen Andrea Wang
The bassist, vocalist, composer - and sensation - Ellen Andrea Wang has within a few years established herself as a strong name on both the Norwegian and international jazz scene. Now she is coming to the Kongsberg Jazz Festival with her own trio.
In the past year alone, Wang has toured much of the world with drumming legend Manu Katché, played a concert with Sting in Paris, toured with Marilyn Mazur, been named by The Guardian as one of today's most interesting jazz musicians, played sold-out concerts with his own band both here at home and in England, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland. Did we also mention that Wang held her major prize-winning concert at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival last year - the following year she received the festival's major musician award, the DNB prize? The track record of the young musician from Søndre Land is rare!
With both the quartet Pixel and her own trio, Ellen Andrea has reached a wide audience. She is not afraid to mix pop elements into her jazz music, nor is she afraid to create music that cannot be put in a specific box.
On the opening day of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival, we will hear Wang with his regular trio consisting of Andreas Ulvo on keyboards and Erland Dahlen on drums.
- For the occasion, we have some new songs that will be performed for the first time at Kongsberg. We are really looking forward to playing at the festival again! says Ellen Andrea Wang.
Ellen Andrea Wang (bass, vocals), Andreas Ulvo (keys), Erland Dahlen (drums)