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Blå (foto: Simen Berg) (150x187)Ten blue years

Publisert: 02/28/2008 av Christian Lysvåg

http://www.ballade.no/nmi.nsf/doc/art2008022816195287276264

Tonight Oslo’s renowned club venue Blå (blue) starts the celebration of its ten-year anniversary.


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 QUARTET
 

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