Baritone saxophonist Jon Pål Inderberg is a pinnacle among the most significant jazz artists in Norway. During his long and distinguished career he has played and recorded with some of the world’s most respected jazz iconoclasts, notably with Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh. Hailing from the small town of Steinkjer, Inderberg has gone on to make multiple records with both Konitz and Marsh as well other major international players such as Chet Baker, Bob Brookmeyer, Gil Evans and Chick Corea. Inderberg was an important member of Gil Evan’s landmark Scandinavian Ensemble. Records such as Marsh’s Sax of a Kind and Konitz’s Steps Towards a Dream, on which Inderberg performs, have consolidated their place as cornerstones of not merely Norwegian Jazz, but also of the greater recorded inheritance of the Tristano School players.
As an educator at the Jazz conservatory in Trondheim, Inderberg has either taught and/or influenced the vast majority of Norwegian Jazz musicians in the later years, and attracted jazz students from around the world, including Australia! He is highly sought after as a lecturer, and a series of awards and grants have been bestowed upon him, including the Trondheim Jazz Festival Honarary Award and the prestigious 2010 Lindeman Prize. It is no exaggeration to say that, in many respects, Jon Pål Inderberg represents the true heart of Norwegian Jazz.
His intersection with folk music is likewise unparalleled. Inderberg’s relationship to the musical history of his land is deep and uncompromising. From a career of working with truly legitimate folk music artists such as Sondre Bratland, Jan Erik Vold and Henning Sommerro he brings to bear a depth in his folk jazz endeavors that might well be called The Real Nordic Sound.
On this tour he will be joined by two of the most talented jazz musicians in Norway. Bass player Trygve Fiske has already made waves with his group Waldemar 4. Håkon Mjåset Johansen has already established himself as one of the most important membranophone players of his generation performing with artists of the highest calibre such as Jan Garbarek, Bugge Wessetoft and Axel Dörner in Europe and Michael Brecker and Chick Corea in America, to name a few. He was among 2001’s Nordic Jazz Comets recipients (one of the most important awards for young Nordic musicians) and has trice received the nation’s highest music honour; Spellemannsprisen.
This band swings, it sings, and it swaggers in a way that is totally incomparable. Jon Pål Inderberg is nothing less than a paramount and unparalleled facet of the global jazz diaspora!
Doors open 6PM.