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MUSIC: Nordic Jazz 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM - Monday, July 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM (EDT)
Washington, United States
Nordic Jazz - June 22-30, 2012
It is time for the 6th annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington D.C . hosted by the Nordic Embassies. This year, in close collaboration with Twins Jazz, we will have more visiting bands and concerts than ever.
This year’s Nordic Jazz 2012 presents seven outstanding jazz acts from the five Nordic countries. Via eight showcases presenting some of the best performers the Nordic region has to offer, the festival will give audiences an unprecedented glimpse into the unique jazz scene found in the world’s northernmost countries.
Representing Norway will be the critically acclaimed jazz band IPA and the multi Grammy Award nominee Håkon Kornstad. From Sweden comes Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra, winner of the 2011 Nordic Music Prize. From Finland comes the award-winning Iiro Rantala, best known as the founder of and pianist for Trio Töykeät, Finland's most famous jazz group. From Iceland come two acts: Sunna Gunnlaugsdottir and one of Iceland's leading jazz guitarists, the award-winning Bjorn Thorodssen. The Washington Post said Sunna’s music possesses “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace [and] elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.” And last but not least, from Denmark comes Søren Møller, hailed by the American magazine All About Jazz as “as close to perfect as it gets."
More information on all bands
Rooftop Concert at House of Sweden
On June 26, jazz bands from Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark will take the rooftop stage at House of Sweden, Embassy of Sweden. Doors will open at 6:00 pm. Schedule for the evening:
6:00 pm Doors open
6:30 pm Björn Thoroddsen, Iceland, 15 min
7:00 pm Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra, Sweden, 45 min
8:00 pm Håkon Kornstad, Norway, 30 min
8:45 pm Søren Møller, Denmark, 30 min
9:15 pm Jam session by Iceland, Demark, Norway, 45 min
Join us for an unforgettable night with the beautiful view of Washington D.C and the Potomac River!
Cash bar and light food will be available for purchase.
- Rooftop Concert $25 - Single ticket for the Embassy of Sweden Rooftop concert on June 26.
- Jazz Festival Bundle Package $50 - Ticket for Rooftop concert at House of Sweden on June 26, concert at the Embassy of Finland on June 27, and two addtional concerts of your choice, (one weekday and one weekend concert) at Twins Jazz Club.
For a complete schedule of all concerts during Nordic Jazz 2012, click on the below link:
Nordic Jazz Schedule