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Young/Powell/ Vespestad

This collectively lead trio was born a little over a year ago as a project bringing together three of Norway's leading jazz musicians on Hammond B3 organ, drums and guitar. Jarle Vespestad and Jacob Young belong to the new generation of Norwegian musicians on ECM records. Roy Powell (UK) lives in Oslo with a background in British cutting-edge jazz having played with the Creative Jazz Orchestra and leading American musicians such as Art Farmer, Anthony Braxton, Vince Mendoza and Mike Gibbs. The Trio's debut CD comes out on PVY Records Corp. March 12th 2011.Composisions by Jacob Young and Roy Powell.



Jacob Young has recorded 7 albums of his own music, 2 for ECM and was recently a guest on Manu Katché s CD Third Round together with Tore Brunborg , Jason Rebello and Pino Palladino .His own quintet features such visionary players of Nordic jazz as Jon Christensen and Mathias Eick. His music is known as far as Japan and the United States where his elegant writing and playing has garnered him many loyal fans.


"Young's nine originals on Evening Falls (ECM) are remarkable for their freshness, grace and lyrical purity. Songs like "Blue" and "The Promise" deserve to become jazz standards." - Thomas Conrad/Jazztimes.


Jarle Vespestad is known for his work with Tord Gustavsen, Silje Nergaard, Supersilent, Farmers Market.He has performed all over the world at most major jazz venues and festivals. He has recorded over 40 jazz albums with 5 being for ECM records.


“Drummer Jarle Vespestad brings out the subtleties and dynamic range of his instrument in a way few drummers have.” - Planet Jazz, Canada


Organist Roy Powell is originally from England but after success with his first CD has been living in Oslo for some time. He has released 7 CDs under his own name (one of which, Solace received 4 stars in Downbeat). In addition to playing in clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s or at festivals in Europe such as Maijazz, London and Jazz Baltica with his own groups, Roy has recently been recording with Cuong Vu (Pat Metheny Group) in New York.


“A compelling beautiful series of performances, authoritative, disciplined and full of warmth” - Ray Comiskey The Irish Times


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Upcoming Concerts!


Upcoming Concerts

12. mars Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria

13. april Belleville organ club with special guest singer INE HOEM

14. april Nessoden Jazzklubb

12.mai Maijazz



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