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Håkon Kornstad

Håkon Kornstad has established himself on the international jazz scene with a warm, haunting saxophone sound that is recognizable from the first second you hear it. Kornstad has enjoyed quite an extensive international career as a jazz saxophonist, touring in Europe, USA and Japan with his groups and solo improvisation projects. Adding to his sax prowess, Kornstad sought new challenges a few years ago as he enrolled at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts’ Opera course, pursuing a career as an operatic tenor in parallel to his well-established position as one of the country’s most respected improvisers – giving unprecedented meaning to the description jazz “tenor.”

The Norwegian saxophonist Hakon Kornstad has a deeply focused tone and a dazzling command of expressive effects’ Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Amidst a nation of musicians who fearlessly and seamlessly find ways to marry music and technology on the most human of terms, Håkon Kornstad still stands alone.’ John Kelman, AllAboutJazz