Bass virtuoso, Bjørn Alterhaug, will this evening give us a wonderful insight into his long and productive career, accompanied by his stellar quintet. Emanating from his deep passion, playful energy, brilliant bass playing, and superb orchestral conducting, Alterhaug has made his mark as a true beacon of the jazz music scene for many years, not only in Norway but also internationally. His musical roots have their origin in bop jazz, but he is also extremely open to experimentation and new forms of interpretation. He is just as creative and musically inquisitive today as throughout his musical career, and this is evident in the pieces chosen by the Quintet. Here we can sit back and enjoy the maestro’s own compositions, folk music and jazz standards in perfect harmony, all impeccably presented to the delight of an ever-increasingly curious audience of public and critics alike.
About the Bjørn Alterhaug Quintet – “I cannot imagine better club jazz being played anywhere else in the world at the time.” Terje Mosnes
Bjørn Alterhaug – bass, Jon Pål Inderberg – sax, Vigleik Storaas – piano, Martin Myhre Olsen – sax Erik Nylander – drums