Poesioasen: Live & Lien
It will be Jazz & Poetry of the highest quality when vocalist Live Maria Roggen and the pianist Helge Lien will host the festival’s Poesioase with their project Live & Lien.
Both Live Roggen and Helge Lien were well-established musicians in the elite class when they first played together at Liens award winning concert at the Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2009. The collaboration worked so well that they continued to work together – now as a duo. In 2011, the album ”Låvesalg” was released including texts from renowned lyricists like Hans Børli and André Bjerke, but they surprised many with texts from popular music such as Dum Dum Boys’ ”Splitter Pine”. In the fall of 2016, the album ”You” was released, and they continued to present lyrics we know in different contexts, like words by Morten Abel, Bendik Hofseth, Pussycats and many more. No matter what lyrics the duo are using, they present music that gives Lien and Roggen the opportunity to really shine, at the same time giving the listeners an opportunity to experience the lyrics as new, fresh and surprising.
Live Maria Roggen (Vocal)
Helge Lien (Piano)