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Jaga Jazzist (192x130)Massive European Jaga Jazzist tour

Publisert: 04/09/2003 av Tomas Lauvland Pettersen

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Critically acclaimed ten-piece electronica/jazz outfit Jaga Jazzist are facing some serious mileage as the band hits European roads next week.
 
Listen to a 30 second clip of Jaga Jazzist’s Airborne
Listen to more tracks or buy Jaga Jazzist’s first album: A Livingroom Hush



To support their latest Ninja Tune/Smalltown Supersound album The Stix, vibrant ten-piece collective Jaga Jazzist embark next week on a massive 40-plus date European tour that will take the extrovert jazzers to Belgium, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Poland and Luxembourg. The tour covers club gigs as well as performances at such festivals as North Sea Jazz Festival, The Big Chill and Kongsberg Jazz Festival.

Jaga Jazzist have released two highly acclaimed albums so far: A Livingroom Hush and The Stix. Jaga is signed to Warner in Norway, while independent label Smalltown Supersound has licensed the Jaga albums to UK’s prestigious electronica label Ninja Tune.

For years Jaga Jazzist have shocked critics and audiences in their native Norway with their blistering live shows. The buzz has now spread throughout Europe, and last year saw Jaga playing sold-out shows in UK, France, Holland and Belgium. Word of mouth travels fast and the collective has now built up a strong reputation as a vibrant live-band.

Says Ninja Tune on Jaga Jazzist’s latest album The Stix which is now being released world-wide: The Stix combines the digital-dancefloor-jiggery-pokery of their debut with the exuberance, warmth and fluidity of their live shows. With their stylish productions, their infectious live shows and their Hoxton/Oslo/Berlin good looks they are rapidly becoming one of the most eligible bands on the block. In the year since their UK debut Jaga Jazzist have made a big impression. Debut single, Going Down, was made 12” of the week in the NME, was tipped by Gilles Peterson, The Blue Room, and Mixing It and went on to be one of Muzik’s Singles Of The Year. It romptly sold out. Jaga Jazzists first live appearance, at the Spitz in E1 was sold-out and they repeated the trick when they headlined the Fertilizer Festival at 93 Feet East. Debut album A Livingroom Hush was released to great acclaim on uber-cool Smalltown Supersound. Now Ninja Tune (in collaboration with Smalltown Supersound) release the eagerly awaited follow-up - The Stix.

 

Related companies:

Jaga Jazzist

Smalltown Supersound

Ninja Tune

IMPRO Agency

Bureau Storm

Warner Music Norway AS

Related persons:

Vegard Waske

Jon Slade

Related events:

Jaga Jazzist European tour

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