Norwegian jazz legend ready for Kongsberg Jazzfestival
Øystein Sunde’s solo career began at Dolphin’s show club in Oslo, 1966. “It was a club full of enthusiastic beginners in the late decades. You got a chair delivered, the opportunity to sing three songs, and then it was second man up” says Sunde about this time. After four years at Dolphin’s, he released his first album – which gave a huge turning point.
Today Sunde can look back on a 50-year history full of record releases, shows successes, TV productions and collaboration with the best in Norwegian showbizz – Ingrid Bjørnov, «Gitarkameratene», Halvdan Sivertsen, Finn Kalvik, Eldar Vågan, Dizzie Tunes & Grethe Kausland, Hege Schøyen and Vazelina Bilopphøggers – to name a few.
During his show in Kongsberg, Sunde will bring his legendary band, “Meget i Sløyd”. In addition he will bring friends on stage with him – Staffan William-Olsson’s jazz band “Sharp Nine”, Reidar Larsen on piano and choir from «Erfarne Kvinnfolk».
After several years of trying, we finally succeed getting legendary Øystein Sunde on the festival poster – along with all these great jazz musicians, says Festival manager Kai Gustavsen.
“Meget i sløyd”:
Knerten Kamfjord – bass
Terje Kinn – banjo, guitar
Knut Hem – drums, dobro, weissenborn
Øystein Fosshagen – fiddle, mandolin
Reidar Larsen – piano
Staffan William-Olsson – guitar
Birgit Kjuus – trumpet
Roy Nikolaisen trumpet
David Edge – baritone Sax
Guy Sion (Frode Nymo) – alto sax
Knut Riisnæs – tenor sax
Kristoffer Kompen – trombone
“Erfarne Kvinnfolk” – choir: