Jazz intro: Duetrost + Boda Boda
In 2016, the young jazz musicians of the year will be chosen for the tenth time! The Norwegian Jazz Forum and five of the country's biggest festivals will present eight of the country's most exciting young jazz bands through Jazzintro.
From the preliminary rounds at Vossa Jazz, Maijazz, Nattjazz and Kongsberg Jazz Festival, four bands will advance to the finals at Moldejazz. There, a jury consisting of some of the country's leading jazz musicians will choose a winner. The band that becomes Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2016 will receive a launch package from the Norwegian Jazz Forum as well as a Gramo grant of NOK 150.
Jazzintro has been held every two years since 1998. Previous winners include Urban Connection, in the country, Puma, Albatrosh, Mopti and Monkey Plot.
Duetrost describes itself as a playful little trio, which combines guitar and violin in a way you haven't quite heard before. With driving drum accompaniment and well-composed song material, everything is in place for the interaction to take surprising paths. Duetrost draws inspiration from various types of folk music, classical music and from the Nordic jazz scene. The songs are straight to the point and invite little smiles and big ears. Since they started at Norges Musikkhøgskole four years ago, they have performed concerts around Norway and recorded their first album.
Håkon Aase (Seljord) – violin, Fredrik Karwowski (Kolbotn) – guitar, Knærten Simonsen (Oslo) – drums
Boda Boda came into being after a trip to a cabin in the summer of 2013. Since then they have played a number of concerts together, including with Magnus Broo as a guest artist in 2014. The quintet tries to make music they themselves long to hear, inspired by Nordic and American jazz heroes, as well as folk music from all corners of the world. With two wind players, a fiddler, double bass and drums, there are almost endless sound possibilities that Boda Boda tries to exploit. The music is made by all of the band's members, who also have backgrounds from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Jazz line at NTNU.
Marthe Lea (Stavanger) – saxophone, Håkon Aase (Seljord) – violin, Morten Stang Koppang (Oslo) – trumpet, Egil Kalman (Norrköping, Sweden) – bass, Øystein Aarnes Vik (Oslo) – drums
This year's young jazz musicians will in 2016 be announced for the tenth time! Norwegian jazzforum and five of the country's largest festivals will through the concept Jazzintro present eight of the country's most exciting young jazz bands.
From the preliminary rounds at Voss Jazz, Maijazz, Nattjazz and Kongsberg Jazzfestival, four bands will advance to the finals at the Molde Jazz. A jury of some of the country's leading jazz musicians will choose a winner.