This fall I’m working with several projects at the same time, traveling from tour to tour. It’s been a joy to play with my trio in Oslo at Nasjonal Jazzscene, and in Greece at the Half Note Jazz Club, and with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Marius Neset at BOZAR in Brussels. I had some amazing days in Propeller Studio recording a duo album together with Silje Nergaard, co-produced and engineered by Mike Hartung. Silje and I have played several concerts around Norway in October, and we’re traveling to London to play at the EFG London Jazz Festival in November. Firstly, I’m going to Oslo (my 2nd hometown these days) to work with the percussion students at Norwegian Academy of Music, who are premiering my arrangement of XIII for seven percussionists during the academy’s chamber music festival. Then I’m playing my biggest solo concert so far, at Dokkhuset Nov 13th, which will be a live recording scheduled for release next year.
After that I will tour in Trøndelag with Tråante feat. Marja Mortensson and Katarina Barruk, and finally a European tour with Bridges feat. Seamus Blake. Busy times all the way into the Christmas holidays. I feel extremely privileged for getting to work with all these amazing people and being able to play my music all around.