Blå has beyond doubt been the most important venue for jazz and independent music in Norway during the years of its existence. Upon its opening it soon came to manifest a renewed excitement about Norwegian music, the genres in question and also about Oslo as a happening city.

The story started back in February of 1998, when the two founders, Kjell Einar Karlsen and Martin Revheim were strolling along Akerselva (the city’s river/brook). They found the old keep –for the locale was formerly used for the storage of diamonds and gold – and immediately saw what a great place it could become for music.

Although its stature has been fading a little over the past few years, Blå is still a club of special atmosphere and renown. And there is little doubt that it will re-emerge in its former glory, for the spirit of Blå lives, and so many people have been nurtured by it.

The anniversary musical program is as follows:

Thursday Feb. 28th
PERCEE P & GUILTY SIMPSON

Friday Feb. 29th
Club: SHARI VARI

Saturday March 1st
Club: JUICY

Sunday March 2nd
FRANK ZNORT QUARTET

Tuesday March 3rd.
LITTERATUR PÅ BLÅ

Wednesday March 4th
VERDENSPREMIERE: LAMA

Thursday March 5th
A MOUNTAIN OF ONE (UK)

Friday March 6th
FRED PÅ BLÅ (Peace at Blå)

KOOP (S)

Club: TOM TOM

Saturday March 7th
BUCK65 (CA)

Club: BANG BANG

Sunday march 8th
FRANK ZNORT QUARTETsd
 
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