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Hayden Powell is a trumpet player and composer based in Oslo, Norway. Originally English, Powell moved to Norway as a child and grew up in Molde. He works in a variety of styles with an emphasis on jazz and improvised music. He has previously released three albums as a...

A couple of months ago, I wrote a few words about Mike Casey’s debut album “The sound of Surprise”. Playing on the album is Mike Casey Trio featuring Mike on saxophones, Matt Dwonszyk on acoustic bass, and Corey Garcia on drums.

“Stay Surprising” is a follow-up to Casey...

This Second of Jazz post is dedicated to my Building Bridges event that took place on International Jazz Day, April 30th, at the Culture House in Oslo.

The purpose of the Building Bridges project is to create a platform for musical dialogue and, through streaming techno...

April 2, 2018

This Second of Jazz post is about two of the concerts I attended in March. Both concerts were arranged by Kampenjazz at Cafeteateret in Oslo – one of our warm and nice jazz clubs recently equipped with a brand-new Yamaha.


The first concert was a release concert with...

March 13, 2018

I’ve had the pleasure of hearing the amazing trumpeter, Jeremy Pelt, play several times, so when I finally got around to pick up my pencils again, I chose to make this drawing of him.

March 2, 2018

The insufferable temperatures that I’ve had to endure over the past few weeks in this arctic country I call home, have made the perks of being a jazz enthusiast even more apparent. Jazz clubs bring warmth to fingertips and toes, as well as to the heart and soul.

I went...

February 2, 2018

For me, there’s no better way to cure sleepiness than to find shelter in a jazz club in the Village, sit down, order a glass of wine, close my eyes, breath in the atmosphere and listen. Hence, after a long flight my first stop in NYC was Mezzrow, this time to hear two...

January 2, 2018

Here are some of my memories from 2017. I hope 2018 will sound just as good.

Happy New Year!

December 2, 2017

This Second of Jazz post is about the lyrical and peaceful album playing on my stereo in the moment of writing. “Circular Changes” by Michael Bloch Trio ended up in my record collection due to a visit to the Django Bar in Oslo a couple of weeks ago, where this trio was...

November 24, 2017

Last weekend I went to hear two amazing concerts. One by saxophonist Joshua Redman together with our own violinist, Ola Kvernberg. The other by Herbie Hancock, and his group featuring James Genus, Trevor Lawrence, and Terrace Martin.

On Friday evening Joshua Redman and...

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