Kongsberg Jazzfestival

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Kongsberg Jazzfestival is an international jazz festival held annually in Kongsberg, Norway since 1964.

Artists[edit]

Several worldwide great artists have visited Kongsberg during this festival; international stars including Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Nigel Kennedy, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, McCoy Tyner, Radka Toneff, Bobby McFerrin, John Butcher, Anthony Braxton, Diana Krall and Pat Metheny have played in Kongsberg several times.[1][2]

The festival is also an opportunity for young talented musicians to perform, and many now well-known Norwegian jazz-artists have begun their career in Kongsberg.[3]

Awards[edit]

The Kongsberg Jazz Award (also called the DNB award, established in 1996) is an award given to the most prominent Norwegian jazz artists of the year at the festival, given in cooperation with DNB.[4]

Until 2011, the prize was 100,000 Norwegian kroner, but from 2012 it was raised to 300,000 Norwegian kroner, which makes it the largest jazz price in Norway.[4][5]

The award has previously been named DnB NOR-prisen, Vital-prisen and KlartSvar-prisen, for who has sponsored the prize over the years.

The ceremony takes place at the jazz festival's last day, and is presented by Knut Borge who also sits on the jury. As part of the prize, the winner gives a concert at the festival the following year.[6]

Award winners[edit]

Year Award winners Instruments
2014 Mathias Eick trumpet
2013 Håkon Mjåset Johansen[5][7] drums
2012 Ola Kvernberg[8] violin
2011 Arve Henriksen[9] trumpet
2010 Maria Kannegaard[10] piano
2009 Ole Morten Vågan[11] double bass
2008 Helge Lien[6][12] piano
2007 Morten Qvenild[13] piano
2006 Håvard Wiik[14] piano
2005 Solveig Slettahjell[15]
2004 Ingebrigt Håker Flaten[16] double bass
2003 Live Maria Roggen[17] vocals
2002 Håkon Kornstad Trio[18]
Håkon Kornstad
Paal Nilssen-Love
Mats Eilertsen
trio
2001 Christian Wallumrød[19] piano
2000 Petter Wettre[20] saxophone
1999 Audun Kleive[4] drums
1998 Sidsel Endresen[4] vocals
1997 Bugge Wesseltoft[4] piano
1996 Nils Petter Molvær[4] trumpet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kongsberg Jazzfestival" (in Norwegian). kongsberg.no. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Programhistorie 2000-2009" (in Norwegian). Kongsberg Jazzfestival. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ Bolte, Henning (2012-07-25). "All About Jazz Presents at Kongsberg Jazzfestival: Kongsberg, Norway, July 5-6, 2012". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Mosnes, Terje (2011-05-04). "Tredobler jazzprisen" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  5. ^ a b Giæver, Kristin Evensen (2013-06-06). "Jazzstipend til trondheimsmusiker" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisa. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  6. ^ a b "Kongsberg Jazzfestivals musikerpris til Helge Lien" (in Norwegian). JazzINorge.no. 2010-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Vant musikkprisen". Laagendalsposten. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jazzpris til Ola Kvernberg". Laagendalsposten. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "DnB NOR-prisen til Arve Henriksen". Kongsberg Jazzfestival. 9 July 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Kannegaaed får DnB NOR prisen". Kongsberg Jazzfestival. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Vågan fikk DnB NOR-prisen". Kongsberg Jazzfestival. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "DnB NOR-prisen til Helge Lien". Kongsberg Jazzfestival. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Musikerprisen til Morten Qvenild". Norsk Musikkinformasjon ballade.no. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Håvard Wiik årets prisvinner på Kongsberg Jazzfestival". groove.no. 8 July 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Vital-prisen til Solveig Slettahjell". ballade.no. 15 August 2005. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Håker Flaten fikk Vitalprisen 2004". Panorama.no. 3 July 2004. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Jazzpris til Live Maria Roggen". nrk.no. 5 July 2003. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Kornstad Trio på Norgesturné". ballade.no. 14 October 2003. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Jazzpris til Wallumrød". nrk.no. 9 July 2001. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  20. ^ "Biografi: Wettre, Petter". ballade.no. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 

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