Somewhere, under the snow

Admittedly, nothing in Norway feels like Spring at the moment. We’ve had extreme cold also in Oslo, down to -20°, and on the west coast and in the north, there’s been a big storm for a week.

But optimistically we at Nasjonal jazzscene name our program the Spring season, because we’ve got a lot to look forward to. In our club Victoria, the old cinema down-town Oslo  excellently fine tuned for jazz and related listening, the heat is on. Warmth is also coming from the stage from our brilliant programming, making the audience feel it down to the core. With our usual esthetics of booking progressive, inventive jazz and associated music, we have an exciting and varied roster laid out. Our Spring program consists of both young and more experienced musicians. We of course recommend you take a look at the whole program, but for some highlights, we'll here give you a short list.

For Norwegian bands, we are specially looking forward to Kjetil Mulelid trioErlend Skomsvoll trioHenriette Eilertsen trio (pictured), Christian Wallumrød Ensemble and Espen Berg trio.

In the in the cross-over Nordic category, we can full heartedly recommend Y-OtisI.P.A.Per "Texas" Johansson and Signe Emmeluth - Banshee. For international greats, we are looking forward to Clement Janinet’s La litanie des cimesElina Duni & Rob LuftEthan Iverson trioEmile Parisien quartetDanilo Perez trioSun-Mi Hong quintetArashiJulian Lage trioJoe Lovano Tapestry, Dave Holland trioGretchen Parlato & Lionel LouekeThe Necks and Jazzmeia Horn.

We are also proud hosts of INTL jazzplattform, a Polish educational scheme where Polish and Norwegian students meet, learn, improvise and perform. Tutors in Oslo will be Hanna Paulsberg, Erlend Skomsvoll and Ole Morten Vågan.

You are most welcome to Oslo, we always have something interesting on stage that will warm your heart and soul!

Photo: Henriette Eilertsen trio by Sigurd Ytre-Arne