|Oslo International Jazz Festival
Marius Neset at Oslo Jazzfestival in 2015
|Begins||14 August 2016|
|Ends||19 August 2016|
|Years active||1986 - present|
The pilot project (1984-1985) was initiated by Aage Teigen. The first festival in 1986, had more than forty volunteers and the event received 350 000 Norwegian kroner in donations from Oslo Municipality. The music was largely traditional jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans jazz, etc. The organization became a Foundation in 1995, led by Truls Helweg, Chairman of the Board since 1995) and permanently appointed General Manager (Aage Teigen), at a time when the budget was over 5 million Norwegian kroner. Teigen was in 2002 awarded Oslo City Artist Award for his commitment.
In 2006 the festival held 70 concerts (of these 15 free) with 450 musicians on 18 stages with around 70 000 spectators. Aage Teigen was then general manager with more than 200 volunteers, and the music includes all generas of jazz. New leader from 2007 was Edvard Askeland. At the festival in August 2013 Nora Brockstedt was honored by a grand concert, where Come Shine and saxophonist Hanna Paulsberg presented highlights from Brockstedts repertoire in "brilliant versions".
A sculpture of Ella Fitzgerald is awarded a person who has developed the festival and the Oslo Jazz Scene, created by the artist Mariann Hazeland.
- The prize was first awarded
- 1995: Randi Hultin journalist based in Oslo.
- Later winners are
- 1996: Stein Kagge, journalist based in Oslo
- 1997: Totti Bergh, saxophonist based in Oslo
- 1998: Kristian Ystehede, multiinstrumentalist
- 1999: Laila Dalseth, vocalist resided in Oslo
- 2000: Tore Jensen, trumpeter in Oslo (2000),
- 2001: Miloud Guiderk, musician and impresario
- 2002: Eivind Solberg, trumpeter resided in Oslo
- 2003: Roald Helgheim, journalist
- 2004: Gerhard Aspheim, trombonist resided in Oslo
- 2005: Peter T. Malling, businessman and founder of «Jazzradioen»
- 2006: Hank O'Neal, record producer, photographer and journalist from USA
- 2007: Bjørn Petersen, leader of Gemini Records in Oslo
- 2008: Karin Krog, vocalist from Oslo
- 2009: Bodil Niska, saxophonist and jazz entrepreneur
- 2010: Arild Andersen, bassist from Oslo
- 2011: Aage Teigen, trombonist and founder of Oslo Jazz Festival (2011)
- 2012: Bugge Wesseltoft, pianist, composer, producer and owner of Jazzland Recordings
- 2013: Erlend Skomsvoll, pianist, composer and orchestra leader
- 2014: Odd André Elveland, as the founder of Improbasen and Kids in Jazz
- 2015: Espen Nilsen, manager of the jazz venue "Herr Nilsen" in Oslo
- 2016: John Trehjørningen, jazz enthusiast and active at the Oslo Jazzfestival
- 2017: Bjørn Stendahl, jazz historian
Statkraft's Young Star Grant
Scholarship which is awarded to a musician or a band (age 18-25) which has been noticed on local, regional and / or national level. The grant supported by Statkraft amounts 50 000 Norwegian kroner, and includes a gig with an optional project during the subsequent festival.
- 2007: Marianne Halmrast
- 2008: Jørgen Mathisen
- 2009: Guro Skumsnes Moe
- 2010: Kristoffer Kompen
- 2011: Anja Lauvdal
- 2012: Ellen Andrea Wang
- 2013: Ingrid Søfteland Neset
- "Oslo Jazz Festival Biography". Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- Mosnes, Terje (2013-08-12). "Varmende Nora-hyllest" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "Arild Andersen mottok Ella-prisen". Oslo Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "Young Star stipend til jazz-pianist" (in Norwegian). Statkraft. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "Bassist Ellen Andrea Wang mottar Statkrafts Young Star stipend 2012" (in Norwegian). Oslo Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
- "Ingrid Søfteland Neset mottar Statkrafts Young Star stipend 2013" (in Norwegian). Hardanger Musikkfest. Retrieved 2013-08-30.