Second wave of artists to Jazzfest 2016

Here´s more info on Jazzfest 2016!

This year's festival will be a delicious varied menu with a focus on JAZZ and FEST, in line with what Jazzfest will be. We have a lot to look forward to.


Take 6

World class vocals.

Take 6 is an American vocal sextet with an incredible career behind them. They have been singing since 1980, has won 10 Grammys and numerous other awards since their inception at Oakwood College in Alabama. They have collaborated with the biggest, among them Ray Charles, Gordon Goodwin, Don Henley, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, K. D. long, Queen Latifah, Brian McKnight, Luis Miguel, Marcus Miller and Stevie Wonder.

Take 6 brings their 17th release in March 2016, and will be arriving in Trondheim in top shape to present their incredible fine interpretations of R`n`B, jazz and gospel-inspired music.

Clarion Hotel & Congress Wednesday 4 May. 21:00. Ticket prices: 490/390

Only unnumbered seating.


Mats Eilertsen "Memorabilia"

Mats Eilertsen Trio and Trio Mediaeval in an exciting collaboration.

Mats Eilertsen is a very active musician and composer and has, after studying in Jazzlinja, traveled and played around the world with a large number of artists. Tord Gustavsen, Bobo Stenson, Håkon Kornstad, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Solveig Slettahjell and The Source to name a few. This "musician's musician" is given a blank slate to Jazzfest 2016, to do with as he pleases. His "Memorabilia" is defined as "events, objects and events that are memorable," what we collect and what do we sit really left with the momentous memories, objects, events and gods during a life. The music will be performed by two trios, Mats Eilertsen Trio and Trio Mediaeval (the renowned vocal trio consisting of the three sopranos Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth and Berit Opheim). This will be a riveting experience at the highest level, when two Norwegian trios with international success in vastly different expressions meet in a rare crossover format.

Dokkhuset Scene Thursday 5 May. 19.00 Tickets: 290/150 Limited seating. Supported by the Norwegian Composers Fund.


Mambo Companeros & the Trondheim Soloists

Mambo Compañeros turns 20 years old this year.

This engaging band has spread happy and genuine salsa rhythms to the Norwegian people for a lifetime, and Jazz Fest will be more than happy to join the celebration. In celebration of the anniversary, they've been in the studio and recorded a new album. As partner of the recording and concert they have chosen none other than the country's most acclaimed chamber ensemble, Trondheim Soloists. The CD will contain the most famous Latin tunes from the 1940s and 50s. We're talking about giant hits from artists such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Caterina Valente, Nat King Cole to name a few. And songs like Cuando Cuando, Arrivedeci Rome, La Paloma and Mambo Italiano in new and modern arrangement.

Clarion Hotel & Congress Thursday 5 May. 21.00 Ticket prices: 290/150 Only unnumbered seating.


Hans Bollandsås m/ Andreas Hellkvist & Vetle Larsen

Blues and roots hot as hell!

Jazzfest proudly presents a Swedish-Norwegian world premiere that are sure to get the juices flowing. Hans Bollandsås guests Jazzfest along with two of Scandinavia's new comets in jazz and roots music. The concert will be a pure party and will include groovy soul, blues and gospel. The repertoire is written mainly by both Hans and Andreas, but maybe you´ll hear some familiar and beloved prunes. Join the first public concert with this amazing trio!

Kjelleren, Royal Garden Hotel Saturday 7 May. 22.00 Ticket prices: 250/150

In cooperation with Trondheim Bluesklubb.


Ola Kvernberg «Steamdome»

Ola Kvernberg "Steam Dome»

This spring's wildest train ride. Some Railroads are tougher than others. Steam Dome is one of them. The title composer Ola Kvernberg has chosen to give his latest project is not accidental. Steam Dome is purely percussive music. Progressive and brutally aspiring like a runaway train. Life-affirming, surreal and bulging like Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns. Steam Dome will evaporate visual energy. The music will wriggle between steep cliffs, vast panoramas, sharp turns, diving and night landscape where the only thing keeping the point you have, the hypnotic rhythm of a train that never stops. This can be considered as a follow-up Kvernberg´s huge success "Liarbird". Ola is ready for new challenges, and Trondheim's own star violinist will deliver a new adventure.

Brukbar/Blæst Sunday 8 May. 21.00 Ticket prices: 290/150 standing room only In collaboration with MoldeJazz.


Marius Neset Quintet m/ Svante Henryson

Europe's most successful saxophonist captures the city.

Marius Neset is a Norwegian jazzsaxofonist, born in Bergen and living in Copenhagen. He is best known from the bands JazzKamikaze and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.

He has received several awards, among them Statoil Sildajazz Price in 2011 and the prestigious JazZtipendiatet of Moldejazz and Mid Norwegian Jazz Center. Marius is at present one of the most successful young European jazz musicians, and was in 2014 nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize 2014. He was honored with Spellemannprisen same year.

Swedish Svante Henryson is composer and cellist, who also plays bass and electric bass. He has been employed by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and is currently active in the jazz, classical music and hard rock. His career includes, among other things, cooperation with Yngvie Malmsteen, Anne Sofie von Otter and Elvis Costello. Svante was in 2015 awarded the Nordic Council Music Prize, and the mix of his strong integrity and Marius Nesets phenomenal Quintet is a musical highlight in 2016.

Dokkhuset Scene Saturday 7 May. 22.00 Ticket price: 290/150

Limited seating.


Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises

The singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Bernhoft started his solo career in 2008 with the album "Ceramic City Chronicles." Following the debut he toured around the country, and built up an impressive live reputation and a loyal audience.

Bernhoft can look back on Edvard-prisen, Grammy Awards and Grammy nominations, and along with his band, "The Fashion Bruises", he´ll Bernhoft guest several of Scandinavia's best and finest festivals this summer. When he comes back to visit Jazzfest again we´ll expect a full house at Clarion Brattøra. In other words, do not hesitate to secure your ticket to our national pride.

Clarion Hotel & Congress Saturday 7 May. 20.00 Ticket prices: 490/390 18-year limit. Standing room only. Doors open at. 18:30.

In collaboration with OBOS!


We have already announced:

Møster vs Tysland w / NTNU Jazz Ensemble Knut Lauritzen Bigband w / "special guest" Dee Dee Bridgewater TSO and Frode Fjellheim "The Orchestral Joik Project feat. Mari Boine" Trondheim Jazz Orchestra w / Sissel Vera Pettersen and John Hollenbeck Trail Of Souls w / Solveig Slettahjell, Reiersrud and In The Country Paolo Fresu - Ralph Towner Duo Elifantree Eyes Of A Blue Dog Jan Magne Forde "Mezzing"