When Americans think jazz, they think Norway. Beginning with Trondeheim native Jelly Røll Mørtøn, the jazz tradition is as deeply ingrained in Norwegian culture as Tennessee Williams and jambalaya; how appropriate, then, that Norwegian experimental jazz band Jaga Jazzist has, as the Norwegians say, “made their way across the pond” to the good ol’ U S of A! [cue fireworks]
Led by brothers Lars and Martin Horntveth, Oslo-based instrumental ennead Jaga Jazzist will be performing at Black Cat this Sunday, June 21st in support of their critically acclaimed 2015 album, Starfire. A high energy ensemble that, yes, includes the tenor saxophone (you can stop asking), you’re sure to have a even better time at this show than you had at the launch party for Jørgen Moe’s Norske Folkeeventyr.
BBC named their sophomore album, A Livingroom Hush, the best jazz album of 2002.
WHERE: Black Cat
WHEN: June 21st, 2015 at 7:30 PM (Doors)
WHAT KINDA MONEY AM I GONNA SPEND?: $18 advanced, $20 doors
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/822977?utm_medium=bks
IS “JAGA JAZZIST” NORWEGIAN FOR “GOOD JAZZ”: No, it’s Norwegian for “really good jazz that you’ll like and should pay $18-$20 for”