(Trondheim Jazz Festival)
P.O. Box 8844, Nedre Elvehavn
N-7481 TRONDHEIM, Norway
Phone: (+47) 99 45 29 41
Trondheim Jazzfestival has existed since 1979 (with a gap between 1985 and 1993) and has grown annually since the reestableshment in 1994. Last year we arranged appr. 40 concerts, 10 focus lectures, and 15 concerts for youth (Jazzfest.Ung and children concerts). An audience of about 5600 enjoyed the jazz festival last year. The festival is organized as a non-profit organisation.
The festival features mainly contemporary and exiting Scandinavian and European jazz. We focus particularly on the interaction between the performers and the audience by means of the Focus lectures and also present a vibrant festival for aspiring jazz musicians and a young audience (Jazzfest Ung).
The jazz education at the university in Trondheim (NTNU) has been around for 30 years and is Norway's oldest jazz education. Through celebrated artists like Nils Petter Molvær, Arve Henriksen, Stian Carstensen, Kristin Asbjørnsen, Tord Gustavsen, Ståle Storløkken and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Jazzfest is a connection point for EJN into this highly flourishing jazz environment.
Trondheim represents an outer edge of the European jazz arena, but the city's cutting edge Nordic sound reach fans all over Europe and the rest of the world.
Sandbakk, Ernst-Wiggo General Manager, (+47) 99 45 29 41