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London Jazz Festival – Norwegian line-up confirmed

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 17. Sep, 2014

Jan Garbarek with the Hilliard Ensemble, the Bergen Big Band, Hedvig Mollestad Tiro and Bugge Wesseltoft confirmed for the London Jazz Festival in November.

The London Jazz Festival, which kicks off on Fri 14th of November and lasts until the 23rd, maintains a strong Norwegian contingent on its roster for its 2014 edition.
Norway’s line-up at this year’s festival is now confirmed: Jan Garbarek with the Hilliard Ensemble, the Bergen Big Band, Hedvig Mollestad Tiro and Bugge Wesseltoft are all set to perform at the key event in Nov.
The London Jazz Festival is the UK capital’s biggest pan-city music festival, taking place annually in November, which has long been acclaimed for showcasing a heady mix of talent from around the world. Widely acknowledged for delivering world-class artists and emerging stars, the Festival continues to take jazz to a massive audience, in one of UK’s landmark music events.

Norwegian line-up – London Jazz Festival 2014

Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble

2014 marks the final performances of an extraordinary musical journey that began in 1994 with the ECM release of Officium – the sheer beauty of The Hilliard Ensemble’s unaccompanied voices blending with Garbarek’s soaring saxophone. The serene atmosphere of Temple Church provides a very special setting for their last London concerts together.

When: 14. and 16. November, 19:30hrs
Where: Temple Church

Event info HERE

 John Surman and Bergen Big Band + Karin Krog – Another Sky: ‘Surman at Seventy’ residency

The Bergen Big Band themselves have an impressive pedigree over two decades – a myriad of projects include playing with jazz icons Phil Woods and Joe Henderson, as well as innovative forces such as Maria Schneider, Terje Rypdal and Dino Saluzzi.

Vocal veteran Karin Krog plays a vital role in this event. In the first section, Krog performs alongside John Surman, playing a duo set with vocals and electronics.

Krog is also set to perform with the Bergen Big Band – performing three compositions from her album ‘Seagull’.

When: 15. November, 19:30 hrs
Where: Kings Place

Event info HERE

John McLaughlin + Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Blazing a trail that runs from Jimmy Page to John McLaughlin and beyond, Hedvig Mollestad’s guitarled power trio brings the full force of heavy rock and electric jazz together.

When: 20. November 19:30 hrs
Where: Royal Festival Hall

Event info HERE

Hedvig Mollestad Trio

: 21. November
Where: Club Inégales

Event info HERE

Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, Dan Berglund

Keyboardist/composer/producer Bugge Wesseltoft teams up with German electronica hero, producer and DJ Henrik Schwarz to tackle the boundaries of jazz and house from both sides of the spectrum. Joined by Dan Berglund, bassist with the seminal EST and now an established bandleader in his own right, the pan-euro trio marks the release of a new recording for Jazzland, performing together for the first time in London.

When: 22. November 19:30 hrs
Where: Barbican

Event info HERE