Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

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Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
Come Shine and TJO at Nattjazz 2016.jpg
Come Shine and TJO at the 2016 Nattjazz.
Background information
Origin Trondheim, Norway
Genres Jazz
Big band
Years active 1999–present
Labels Rune Grammofon
Jazzaway
MNJ Records
Website www.trondheimjazzorchestra.no
Members Anders Tveit, Anita Kaasbøll
Atle Nymo, Øivind Brække
Øyvind Brandtsegg, Øyvind Engen
Bjørn Ole Solberg
Bjørnar Habbestad
Christian Jaksjø
Christian Wallumrød
Clare Cooper, Eirik Hegdal
Eivind Lønning, Erik Eilertsen
Erik Johannessen,
Erlend Skomsvoll
Espen Reinertsen, Frøy Aagre
Fredrik Sjølin, Frode Nymo
Hanne Rekdal
Hans Christian Frønes
Hayden Powell
Håkon Mjåset Johansen
Håvard Lund, Karin Hammar
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen
Heidi Skjerve, Helge Norbakken
Hild Sofie Tafjord
Hildegunn Øiseth, Ingar Zach
Jørgen Mathisen, Jim Denley
Johan Hörlén, John Pål Inderberg
Jon Fält, Kari Rønnekleiv,
Kim Myhr, Kjetil Møster
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm
Lene Grenager
Marianne Baudouin Lie
Martin Taxt, Mathias Eick
Mats Äleklint, Mats Eilertsen
Michael Francis Duch, Nils Jansen
Nils-Olav Johansen, Njål Ølnes
Ola Kvernberg, Ole Morten Vågan
Per Oddvar Johansen,
Per Zanussi
Petter Kateraas, Petter Vågan
Sidsel Endresen, Siri Gjære
Sissel Vera Petterson
Ståle Storløkken
Steinar Raknes, Terje Isungset
Thomas Strønen, Tor Haugerud
Tor Yttredal, Tore Brunborg
Tore Johansen, Trude Eick

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (TJO) (established 1999 in Trondheim, Norway) is an orchestral project based in Trondheim, and closely related to both the Midtnorsk Jazzsenter (MNJ - Mid Norwegian Jazz Center) and Jazz Line at the Trøndelag Conservatory of Music (NTNU).

Biography[edit]

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2017

During the 1990s the orchestra was a plain conservatory-band (Konsen Big Band). In 2000 the name of the band was changed to TJO. An important feature with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra is the band's flexible and varying size crew. The orchestra works on a project basis and performs mainly commissioned works of selected composers.[1][2]

TJO has collaborated with Norwegian composers such as Erlend Skomsvoll, Eirik Hegdal, Vigleik Storaas, Jon Balke, Knut Kristiansen, Geir Lysne, Terje Rypdal and Bendik Hofseth, as well as with international soloists such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, New York Voices, Birger Sulsbruck and Joshua Redman.[1]

In 2001 TJO toured Norway extensively with Chick Corea, a cooperation based on the concert at Moldejazz 2000. The collaboration resulted in a CD-release (Live in Molde), which has sold more than 8000 copies in Norway. The collaboration with Chick Corea was resumed in 2006 with a concert at the Hilton Ballroom in New York City during the Annual Jazz Conference (IAJE) in January of that year. This concert was a huge success,[3][4] and as a result the orchestra was invited to the Tokyo Jazz Festival 2006. The cooperation between TJO and Chick Corea was successful once again and well received by a huge group of spectators[5][6][7] while also being televised nationally. John Kelman, All About Jazz, states: "... a far reaching orchestra clearly capable of handling anything and everything that's put in front of it".[8]

In 2003 the orchestra went on tour in Norway with Pat Metheny. This edition of TJO included musicians such as Live Maria Roggen, Ola Kvernberg and Steinar Nickelsen. On Moldejazz 2006 TJO did a project with music by Eirik Hegdal featuring Joshua Redman as a soloist, followed by a tour in the late fall of 2008. During Trondheim Chamber Music Festival TJO gave their first performance of commissioned work by saxophonist Bendik Hofseth. In 2007 Trondheim Jazz Orchestra were chosen to be the first national «Big Jazz Ensemble» to receive a permanent state subsidy.[3] In 2012 TJO performed at the "Ultima Festival" in Oslo, Norway, performing a new work by Kim Myhr that, in addition to the guitarist, also featured singer Jenny Hval.[2][9]

Honors[edit]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jubilerer med Chick Corea" (in Norwegian). Budstikka.no. Archived from the original on 2010-12-31. 
  2. ^ a b c John Kelman (2012-05-02). "Jazzahead! 2012 Live Review - April 21: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Kit Downes Group". AllAboutJazz.com. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Trondheim Jazz Orchestra - Review Kamfest.no". Archived from the original on 2016-01-17.  (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ "Sleepless Skomsvoll - News MUSIKK giden". Archived from the original on 2011-05-09.  (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ "Chick Corea ny æresdoktor på NTNU" (in Norwegian). Universitetsavisa.no. 
  6. ^ "Trondheim Jazzorkester 10 år" (in Norwegian). Budstikka.no. 
  7. ^ "Jubilerer med Chick Corea" (in Norwegian). Budstikka.no. 
  8. ^ "The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra". MIC.no. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  9. ^ "Ultima Festival: Oslo, Norway, September 10-15, 2012" (in Norwegian). AllAboutJazz.com. 
  10. ^ Pettersen, Jonas (2015-02-23). "Jeg var forbanna" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Karin Krog and John Surman
Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannprisen
2014
Succeeded by
Team Hegdal