2020

OBS: INSTÄLLD
Østergaard Art Quartet feat. Anders Jormin 

An excellent supergroup

En europeisk supergrupp bestående av fem personliga improvisatörer från Nord- till
Sydeuropa! Musiken är lekfull och fri och full av kontraster. I ett poetisk ljuduniversum får vi höra både helt fria improvisationer och egna kompositioner av Michala Østergaard-Nielsen.
Det är ett intensivt och knivskarpt kärleksmöte, någonstans mellan Europas motorvägar och den nordiska tundran.
Kvartettens andra Album "More Stories from the Village" var på två "Best of the Year" över bästa jazzutgivningar 2016 i Sverige och i Europa: Johannes Cornells lista i DN/Sverige och All About Jazz journalist Eyal Hareuvenis “Top Ten European list/Free Jazz Blog“.
När bandledaren Michala Østergaard-Nielsen tilldelades priset “Jazzkannan" 2018 löd motivationen: “Årets jazzkanna går till en spirituell och lyhörd kompositör och musiker, vars universum är fyllt av poetiska vibrationer som leder till ögonblicklig kärlek.”
LINE UP - Østergaard Art Quartet m/ Anders Jormin: Marc Ducret (FR) (gitarr), Per
Jørgensen (NO) (vokal, trumpet, och darabouka), Kasper Tranberg (DK) (trumpet och
kornet), Michala Østergaard-Nielsen (DK) (trummor, slagverk), Anders Jormin (SE) (bas).
 

MER INFO
Bandleder Michala Østergaard-Nielsen modtog i 2018 en af de fineste jazzpriser i
Sverige, “Jazzkannan”: “Michala Østergaard-Nielsen personificerer på mange måder det
bedste i improvisationsmusikken, da hun har en sjælden evne til at fremelske mødet i rummet.
Michala mærker både med-musikanter og publikum, og det tager hun til sig, bearbejder og vender til højst personlige og fortællende klange. Det skaber både en genkendelse og helt nye kombinationer, som får lytteren nysgerrigt til at ville have mere. Årets jazzkanna går til en spirituel og lydhørt komponist og musiker, hvis univers er fyldt af poetiske vibrationer, der skaber øjeblikkelig kærlighed.” 
ØAQ´s andet album “More Stories from the Village” udkom i 2016 og kom på to “best
of the year”-lister over jazzudgivelser i 2016:  J. Cornells liste i DN/Sverige og All About
Jazz journalist E. Hareuvenis “Top Ten European list/Free Jazz Blog“. 
ØAQ´s debut-album “Stories from the Village” udkom i 2011. Begge album  er udgivet på det svenske pladeselskab BoogiePost Recordings. Østergaard Art Quartet blev dannet i 2009.
http://impramoter.se/michala-ostergaard-nielsen/

Anders Jormin
Anders Jormin was born 1957 in Jönköping, Sweden. After intense studies, he left
Musikhögskolan in Göteborg with diplomas in double-bass and improvisation / pedagogy in 1979.
Today as a doublebass-player and composer, AJ is a frequent and highly respected performer on the international concert scene. As a musician in great demand, AJ has recorded and toured with many of the legends in jazz. Among others : Gilberto Gil, Lee Konitz, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Don Cherry, Charles Lloyd, Mike Mainieri, Joe Lovano, and Jack deJohnette, as well as Kenny Wheeler, Albert Mangelsdorff, Tomasz Stanko, Dino Saluzzi, John Surman, John Taylor, Marilyn Mazur, Arve Henriksen, Mark Feldman , Paul Motian, Joey Baron, Tom Rainey , Jon Balke, Vertavo string quartet , Ann-Sofi von Otter, Norma Winstone and Marilyn Crispell. For many years, AJ was also a front figure in one of Scandinavias foremost ensembles, "Entra" AJ today performs regularly all over Europe, USA/Canada, and Japan, but has also for shorter periods performed and studied ethnic music in Cuba and Mocambique. At the present AJ is a member of Bobo Stenson trio, and the unique swedish group "dr Dingo". AJ is also constantly creating new projects of his own, highly appreciating challenging work on local and national level as well as his international obligations. AJ is an "ECM recording artist". In Sweden, AJ has been given several prizes and awards, such as the rare "Jan Johanssson - award", the Swedish radio prize Guldkatten and The Royal academy of music´s Big prize. His solobass recording "Alone" won "Record of the year - all categories worldwide" in 1991. He is four times winner of the swedish "Grammy" - award for best jazz recording.
On a part - time basis, AJ has for almost 30 years been a teacher of doublebass and
improvisation at Musikhögskolan in Göteborg (School of music and drama/ Gothenburg
university) , where he has initiated and participated in building up a strong and leading
improvised music department. AJ is also a lecturer much in demand at clinics, master-classes and workshops all over Europe. 1995 AJ was given a professorship at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. 2002 he was given a professorship also at Högskolan för scen och musik in Sweden.
2003 Anders Jormin was given an honorary doctorate- the title "doctor honoris causa"-
together with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Georg Sokolov, at Sibelius-academy, Finland. AJ is, as the first contemporary improviser ever, a member of the swedish Royal Academy of music, and, since 2009, also a member of its executive board. In Sweden.
AJ has recorded around 80 CD/ LP's. As a leader he has, so far, released twelve albums.
featuring his compositions and arrangements. (See the selected discography)

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