Armel Dupas trio
French Armel Dupas takes you on a journey through dreams, silence, contrasts, and hefty rhythms in his music. He creates a very personal music, which relates to his inner soul, his stories, life and experiences. Together with his trio of Mathieu Penot on bass and Kenny Ruby on drums, he makes a progressive jazz with a distinct electro-rock sound.
Armel Dupas and his trio released the album “A Night Walk” in 2017. The album is written as a scenario – through eight tunes we are invited to follow a man and his thoughts as he walks through the night to find answers.
Armel Dupas keyboards, Mathieu Penot bass , Kenny Ruby drums
Saturday 05.May at 18:00
Kinga Glyk Trio
This young woman is an absolute Internet phenomenon. Out of nowhere a real musician emerges, young, highly talented, with numberless clicks jamming the airwaves and achieves in the world of jazz what others have demonstrated in pop and mainstream music. Kinga Glyk at twenty is not only the first front woman of a jazz band in her native country Poland, but at the moment the great jazz sensation on all the social networks across Europe.
Her career actually began at the age of 12 when her father, a drummer who, after discovering her talent, put her in the Glyk family trio PIK. Today, with the release of her third new record “Dream” by Warner Music and with numerous concerts already behind her, she has become a star in Poland and is blazing a trail through the European club and festival circuit. Now she is ready for Maijazz and Norway.
“One of the most interesting bassists of the young generation.”
Michal Wilczynski (journalist Jazz Forum)
Kinga Glyk – bass , Irek Glyk – drums, Rafal Stepien – piano
Saturday 05th May at 20:00
Davd Helbock Trio
Up until now, Joe Zawinul and the Vienna Art Orchestra are the names we think of when talking about Jazz in Austria. Now the audience should take notice of the name David Helbock from Koblach in Austria. He is described among Europe’s most exciting pianists. He is also a composer and band leader. In Austria he has been awarded the award “Outstanding Artist Award”. This is the first time David Helbock and his trio is visting Norway. Both Maijazz, Nattjazz and Balejazz have chosen to present this amazing pianist . Despite his young age, David Helbock has released 16 CD on the prestigious ACT label. Check out “Into The Mystic” (ACT, 2016) – trio jazz at top internatonal level. Here is a bit of the response to his music in Europe:
“David Helbock is a musician to watch. […] An impeccable pianist with a clear, crisp touch. ( Jazzwise GB)
“Simply indescribable.” Jazz thing (DE)