Nordic Jazz Festival 2022

A Grand Celebration of Jazz in the Nordic World taking place in Washington, D.C. from June 17 until June 22.

Nordic Jazz presents a diverse lineup of Nordic heavy hitters in the field of jazz. The festival takes place over three days in Washington, D.C. This year’s festival is a partnership between DC Jazz Festival and the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Artists include Orrin Evans, Joonas Haavisto Trio from Finland, Kresten Osgood / Cooper Moore from Denmark, Ole Mathisen Renderings Quartet from Norway and Sunna Gunnlaugs and Trio from Iceland.

Schedule

Joonas Haavisto.


Kresten Osgood. Photo: Hreinn Gudlaugsson.

Friday, June 17th

Joonas Haavisto Trio from Finland and Kresten Osgood / Cooper Moore from Denmark/U.S. will perform at the Embassy of Finland. Haavisto, hailed by Der Spiegel as “one of the most talented pianists of his generation,” combines memorable themes with multilayered rhythmic motifs and sophisticated harmonies, and his Joonas Haavisto Trio unites three stellar musicians from the Finnish jazz scene.

Danish drummer-bandleader Kresten Osgood, described as “one of Denmark’s most prolific and influential drummers,” has recorded albums with such notable musicians as the late, great saxophonist Sam Rivers. Together with pianist Cooper Moore, Krestren Osgood / Cooper Moore's performance will be an electric experience!

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  • Venue: Embassy of Finland
  • Address: 3301 Massachusetts Avenue,  Washington D.C. 20008
  • Artists: Joonas Haavisto Trio from Finland and Kresten Osgood / Cooper Moore from Denmark/US

Orrin Evans.

Tuesday, June 21st

At Washington DC's Arena Stage theater, GRAMMY-nominated pianist-composer-bandleader and DCJF Artist-In-Residence Orrin Evans and his Trio will celebrate the unique crossover music of the acclaimed Swedish trio known as E.S.T., whose leader Esbjorn Svensson tragically passed in June 2008.  E.S.T. confounded the expectations of audiences who thought they knew what jazz sounded like.  Joonas Haavisto Trio from Finland will open the concert.   Haavisto has been hailed by Der Spiegel as “one of the most talented pianists of his generation”.

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  • Venue: Arena Stage at The Mead Center
  • Address:   1101 6th Street SW, Washington D.C. 20024
  • Artists: Orrin Evans + Joonas Haavisto Trio (opener)

Ole Mathisen Renderings

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio.

Wednesday, June 22nd

Ole Mathisen Renderings Quartet from Norway and Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio from Iceland will perform at the Embassy of Norway. Sunna, whose work has been lauded by The Washington Post as “elegantly bridging soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing,” has performed in leading jazz festivals around the world.

Mathisen, who heads the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program at Columbia University, is an awarded saxophonist and composer with over a hundred CD releases and several music and television compositions under his belt.

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  • Venue: Embassy of Norway
  • Address:   2720  34th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20008
  • Artists: Ole Mathisen Quartet from Norway and Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio from Iceland

 

 

Friday, June 17th

Embassy of Finland Joonas Haavisto Trio from Finland and Kresten Osgood / Cooper Moore from Denmark/US

Tuesday, June 21st

Arena Stage at The Mead Center Orrin Evans + Joonas Haavisto Trio (open)

Wednesday, June 22nd

Embassy of Norway Ole Mathisen Renderings Quartet from Norway and Sunna Gunnlaugs and Trio from Iceland

Read more about the artists

Joonas Haavisto Trio (pdf, 987 kb)
Kresten Osgood Duo (pdf, 987 kb)
Orrin Evans (pdf, 987 kb)
Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio (pdf, 987 kb)

Contact

 

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DCJF Media Contact:
Lydia Liebman, DCJF Publicist
[email protected], 570.730.5279

Embassy of Finland Media Contact:
Kim Haldin, Communications Coordinator
[email protected], 202.413.6376

 


 

 

 

Nordic Jazz Festival 2022 is supported by the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway to the U.S.