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Molde Jazz Festival turns 50. The Molde Jazz Festival was established in 1961 as a small weekend festival. Nowadays, it is the biggest jazz festival in Norway and one of the biggest in Europe, and opened yesterday. Each July, the festival lures a wide audience, and is growing in popularity. The organizers have reason to be proud with their annual numbers of visitors. 80 000-100 000 attend the festival. World stars have also enjoyed Molde Jazz over the years. Bob Dylan, Sting, Santana, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Patti Smith or Eric Clapton are to name just a few.

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Molde Jazz Festival turns 50

Published on Tuesday, 20th July, 2010 at 21:09 under the entertainment category, by Inez Dawczyk.

The Molde Jazz Festival was established in 1961 as a small weekend festival. Nowadays, it is the biggest jazz festival in Norway and one of the biggest in Europe, and opened yesterday.

Opening concert, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra from Japan
Opening concert, Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra from Japan
Photo: Arne Strømme/Moldejazz


International

Each July, the festival lures a wide audience, and is growing in popularity. The organizers have reason to be proud with their annual numbers of visitors. 80 000-100 000 attend the festival.

World stars have also enjoyed Molde Jazz over the years. Bob Dylan, Sting, Santana, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Patti Smith or Eric Clapton are to name just a few.

The director of the festival, Jan Ole Otnæs, arranged 140 concerts last year using volunteers and employees.

They also started the tradition of presenting outdoor concerts for a younger audience. And this year, there are special performances for children between 7 and 14 who can enjoy 3 days of concerts for 500 kroner. It’s free for under 7s.

Information about the place

Molde is a charming small town situated on the West Coast of Norway part of Romsdal region, close to the bigger town of Ålesund. Flights to Molde from Oslo take about an hour, and less than two from Stavanger.

There’s a jazz camp where you can put up your tent, located three kilometers to the west of the town. It’s the cheapest option for accommodation compared to hotels and hostels, and costs 90 kroner per person per night.

There’s plenty of space in the camp for the spontaneous, assure the organizers, and you can even rent a tent.

This year’s artists

• Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra

• Sonny Rollins

• Bobby McFerrin

• Jeff Beck

• Missy Elliot

• Herbie Hancock

• Gunhild Seim & Time Jungle

• Hairy Bones

• Sidsel Endresen og Stian Weste...

• FLY

• Mari Kvien Brunvoll

• Steinar Raknes- Solo

• Ensemble Denada

• Empirical

• The Core

• Farmers Market

• Nils Petter Molvær, GIGI, Bill...

• Jazzintro 2010

• Magic Pocket/ Trondheim Jazzor...

• Grethcen Parlato

• Wiik/Vandermark/Taylor

• Ketil Bjørnstad - Antonoini pr...

• Red Baraat

• Karpe Diem

• Aki Takase and Silke Eberhard

• Puma

• Ola Kvernberg- Liarbird feat. ...

• Hedvig Mollestad Trio

• Red Hot

• Rypdal/Vitous/Cleaver

• Robben Ford/Bill Evans "Blues ...

• Espen Eriksen Trio

• IPA

• Molvær/ Brattland/ Rudolph/ Aa...

• Ig Hennemann & Ab Baars

• Peter Brötzmann/Paal Nilssen- ...

• In The Country

• Ytre Suløens Jass- Ensemble

• Burton/Smith/Andersen/Riel

• Sula Art Ensemble/ Motorpsycho...

• Break of Day in Molde

• Karin Krog og Storyville Storband

• Driving Miles- Theatre

• Bushman's Revenge

• Ziggaboo Modeliste and The Øys...

• Nils Petter Molvær Trio

• Tony Malaby's Paloma Recio

• Spin Marvel feat. Nils Petter Molvær

Pass costs Kr 1200

TICKETS ON SALE AT: www.moldejazz.no or www.billettservice.no or Billettservice on 815 33 133.



Published on Tuesday, 20th July, 2010 at 21:09 under the entertainment category, by Inez Dawczyk.

This post has the following tags: molde, jazz, festival, aalesund, jan, ole, otnaes, stavanger, oslo, romsdal.





  
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