The journey

The Oslo-band started its journey in December 2019 and was sheduled to perform at Oslo Jazz Festival in August 2020. Sadly, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no-one could travel and the concert was cancelled.

One year later the band could finally prepare to come together again, and on Saturday 21. August this amazing group played together live in Oslo, Norway, at the Oslo Jazz Festival 2021. 

The music

The music is created by the band members as a group effort. All composers have been sendt a "Code Chart" with different codes representing a place and a date transformed into notes. These have been integrated into the compositions in various degrees. Unfortunately, the pandemic was preventing some of the band members from travelling to Oslo, but they were actively involved in creating the music from their homes.

Watch the performance from the concert at the Oslo Jazz Festival 2021 here

European Jazz Workshop 21. august 2021, på Oslo jazzfestival

The People

From Conservatorio A. Boito, Parma

Eliana Cruz (clarinet)
Francesco Cannito (piano)
Andrea Grossi (bass)
Benedetta Rositano (drums)

From Hochschule für Musik, Nürnberg

Robert Cozma (trombone)
Pascale Feiertag (alto saxophone and flute)
Linda Mund og Clarissa Forster (vocal)

From Hochschule für Musik, Hamburg

Fynn Großmann (alto saxophone and oboe)
Clémence Manachère (flute)
Patrick Huss (vibraphone)

From Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Loïc Guennéguez (trumpet)
Matthew Carmicheal (tenor-saxophone)

From Norges Musikkhøgskole, Oslo

Magnus Murphy Joelson (trombone)
Hallvard Birkeland Nikolaisen og Åsmund Perssønn Ødegaard (guitar)
Mirsaeed Hosseiny Panah (santur)

Helge Sunde (band leader)
Peter Baden (live video and sound)