Molde celebrates jazz despite Corona

Molde Jazz was opening Monday in a scaled-down version, even though it’s celebrating its 60th anniversary. Corona restrictions will limit audiences in Molde, with veteran Karin Krog expecting that she’ll be singing for about as many people at this festival as she did at the first one in 1960. Krog, now 83 years old herself, […]

Eclectic mix for 2014 Moldejazz

The 54th annual Molde International Jazz Festival kicked off this week with a traditional street party through the heart of the central Norwegian city. Organizers were happy with ticket pre-sales, despite the lack of a major international headline artist and mixed responses to the eclectic program. While Jazz star Sidsel Endresen was named the artist in […]

Jazz festival trumpets 50 years

Organizers of the Kongsberg Jazz Festival are hopeful major international acts including US legend Stevie Wonder will make their 50th anniversary event the biggest festival in Norway this year. Ticket pre-sales before the festival opened on Wednesday were 10 times better than last year, and manager Kai Gustavsen said Konsgberg could topple Molde for Norway’s jazz […]

Jazz festival in Molde turns 50

Molde Jazz, one of the longest-running jazz festivals in the world, is turning 50 this week and Norway’s Minister of Culture Anniken Huitfeldt was on hand to help celebrate by leading its traditional opening parade through town. Huitfeldt claimed that the jazz festival in Molde sets the standard for all other music festivals in Norway […]

Between blue and a dark place

Wherever the source is of Tord Gustavsen’s inspiration, it must be a dark and watery place.