Mike Stern and the Jan Gunnar Hoff Group are coming to May Jazz 2020
The legendary guitarist Mike Stern and the pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff have toured extensively together in Norway, Estonia and the Ukraine. Their collaboration began in 2006, when Hoff was commissioned to create his piece entitled MAGMA for the Nordland Music Festival week. Stern played a key role.
In 2016 Stern and Hoff embarked on another tour with Audun Kleive, (drums) and Per Mathisen, (bass) completing the line-up. This quartet now forms the permanent band. In March 2018 the quartet delivered a highly successful tour of Norway, culminating in the recording of an album. The album, entitled “Jan Gunnar Hoff Group, featuring Mike Stern”, was released in November 2018 by Losen records and has received rave reviews.
The quartet´s performance at May Jazz 2020 is part of a major tour encompassing Norway and Europe which may well lead to a very significant breakthrough for the group´s collaboration with Mike Stern.
The Nordland newspaper gave the performance ten out of ten, describing it as “a demonstration of power on jazz soil!”
Time and place.
Folken, Tuesday 5th. May,