Oslo Jazzfestival

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Oslo International Jazz Festival
Oslo Jazzfestival
Marius Neset (182643).jpg
Marius Neset at Oslo Jazzfestival in 2015
Status Active
Genre Jazz Festival
Date(s) Mid August
Begins 14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
Ends 19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Oslo
Country Norway
Years active 1986 - present
Inaugurated Founded 1985
Website
www.oslojazz.no

Oslo International Jazz Festival (established 1986 in Norway) is a Norwegian music event, held in August, with a focus on music form the jazz genere, performed on stages in Oslo.[1]

Biography[edit]

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".[2]

Ella-prisen[edit]

The Oslo Jazz Festival Orchestra 2016 at Victoria Teater. At stage, Mathias Eick (trumpet), Trygve Seim (saxophone), Jon Balke (piano), Ellen Andrea Wang (double bass) and Gard Nilssen (drums).

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
Later winners are

Statkraft's Young Star Grant[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oslo Jazz Festival Biography". Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b Mosnes, Terje (2013-08-12). "Varmende Nora-hyllest" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Arild Andersen mottok Ella-prisen". Oslo Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Young Star stipend til jazz-pianist" (in Norwegian). Statkraft. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  5. ^ "Bassist Ellen Andrea Wang mottar Statkrafts Young Star stipend 2012" (in Norwegian). Oslo Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 
  6. ^ "Ingrid Søfteland Neset mottar Statkrafts Young Star stipend 2013" (in Norwegian). Hardanger Musikkfest. Retrieved 2013-08-30. 

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