Greetings from Victoria!

It has been a good start to our Autumn program, and we’ve already had some amazing concerts by Kontrabassorkesteret, Nils Petter Molvær and Julia Hülsmann Quartet, to name a few. And there’s plenty more to come the next few months, and beyond!  

The Autumn is now fully booked, and we’re proud of the program. In October and November, we’ll be presenting names like Julian Lage, performing twice in one evening on the October 21st, Helen Sung Trio, Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few, Gretchen Parlato, and two nights of John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension, are some of the performers dropping by.

And of course, you get to experience the top tier of Norwegian jazz at Victoria. The Norwegian scene is buzzing at the moment, and this Autumn you’ll get to see bands like Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity, Sigurd Hole, Rymden and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra on two separate occasions, performing with Marianna Sangita and GURLS.

We also have a special show with Building Bridges on October 10th, an international project consisting of Norwegian musicians Steinar Raknes and Tore Brunborg, with Slovakian musicians Jozef Luptak, Branislav Dugovic and Boris Lenko.

We’ve also got a series of concerts presenting fresh sounds from home and abroad under the Unheard!/(Uhørt!)-moniker. These shows have a double bill, free entry and lets people enjoy rising stars of jazz and improv. In the October edition of Unheard! we have something special planned. We’re proud collaborators with Intl Jazz Platform, a project aimed at students and graduates of music colleges from Poland and abroad, to increase the artistic and business competences. Over a period of three days, young musicians will learn from Per Zanussi, Anja Lauvdal and Lage Lund, culminating in a Unheard!-concert on October 5th. Exciting times indeed.  

As always, if you’re in Oslo, please check out our program and pay us a visit. We can guarantee a night with great music at Victoria – Nasjonal jazzscene.

With love from Oslo, Norway
Photo of Julian Lage by Noah Torralba