This week it's happening!
At this year's festival, we present a record number of musicians who have never played in Trondheim before - a total of seventeen artists - who come from far away from both Europe, the USA and Africa!
Among the visitors we find twelve artists from the bustling European jazz scene, which we are especially excited to show you, gathered in a series called Spotlight on: Europe.
Here you can read, among other things, an interview with Heidi Ruud Ellingsen from the theater performance Solveig: .. peer aspera ad astra, greetings from Nora B. Kulset - head of department at the Department of Music, NTNU - and from the Jazzfest staff, check out our festival itineraries or read about all the concerts at this year's festival and plan your own.
We have some real goodies to present now just before we enter the Easter season! The Austrian percussionist and artist Katharina Ernst is being noticed in art circles around the world with her mix of drums, visual art and movement, our own drum legend Sveinar Hoff, known from among others Cadillac, is back with brand new music, and NTNU Jazzlinja- students in the Steinar Bø Quartet are modernizing the term jazz with their completely unique and hard-swinging expression!
Our enterprising and inspiring general manager Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk yesterday received the honorable award for his work with Jazzfest and the cultural metropolis of Trondheim.
"The honor is received on behalf of the entire Jazzfest." says Ernst Wiggo. "I would like to believe that project Joyn-In is one of the reasons why Jazzfest was appointed, where our motto is "everyone should participate, no one will be voted out". Trondheim municipality has contributed additional funds over a two-year period, which has given us the muscle to make some smart moves, where we have, among other things, engaged an audience developer, established a free family day and held outreach concerts out in the field - a strengthened cultural offer for people who have been through a tough time. I am proud of what Trondheim Jazz Festival has become, both locally, nationally and internationally, and I'm really looking forward to the 35th festival this May!"
We invite former and new volunteers to join this year's anniversary festival! As always, Jazzfest is dependent on good helpers - the festival's outward face, who give artists and the public a nice welcome and a good concert experiences.
Tasks can be distribution, festival office, jazz shop, audience host, ticket control, artist host or transport.
As a volunteer you get: accreditation to all concerts during the festival, volunteer party, free festival t-shirt and memories for the rest of your life!
A warm welcome to the Jazzfest family!