Live Foyn Friis (aka Liive) is a Norwegian singer and composer / songwriter born in Bærum, Norway.

One of the best and most respected jazz- and pop-singers in Denmark, and also in Norway, currently living in Oslo. Live Foyn Friis has travelled around with many of her own projects and worked with several international musicians and artists in different parts of the world:
(Brazil: Rubem Fairas, Nelson Faria, Pipoquinha, Marco Da Costa, Denmark: Nikolaj Hess, AC, DR BIG BAND, Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, USA: Brian Blade, Mike Stern, Bobby McFerrin, John Scofield, Norway: Nordnorsk Symfoniorkester, Czech Republic: Lobus Soukup) She has released 8 albums, in her own name and with bands like Foyn Trio!, Liis, The Baby Zebras, Touché Monet, The Bob Nova Project and pop singles under the name Liive.

She has played several tours around the world, in Europe, Brazil and US. She is recognized for her extraordinary skills and virtuosity in the music field and for her creativity as an improviser, composer, songwriter and presence on stage.

She is currently touring with her band Live Sings Sassy (w/Bård Helgerud, Rodrigo Villagra & Magnus Eide), Liive (her pop project based in CPH), Live Foyn Friis & Current feat Øyunn (with 4 saxophones and music from whole her carrier), in trio with Martin Schack & Morten Ramsbøll, in duo with guitarist Bård Helgerud & the trio Liis, and as a solo artist with different bands and jazz orchestras among other projects.

«Intensely ethereal voice, creating a world of beauty and strangeness.»  – London Jazz News

«Denmark’s New Jazz Star!» – Danmarks Radio & DPA

«A female soloist with the world at her feet.» – Stardust – Wall of Fame – Jette Lykke

«Danmarks mest lovende jazz-pop talent er Norsk – Dagens Næringsliv

“En maktdemonstrasjon av kvinner i jazzen” – Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad om Live & The Jazz Cats

«Irresistible! Live Foyn Friis is a great musician. As a jazz singer, she is simply phenomenal. In addition, her irresistible presence in each line of the text and her enormous charisma on stage.» – By Bernhard Hienerwadel

«Poetisk Kraft!» – Tor Hammerø

«Live Foyn Friis has the real X-Factor!» Jakob Hassing, Jazz Special

«A singer-songwriter of God’s grace” – GAFFA

«ONE WILD ENSEMBLE IN WORLD CLASS!» – Lise Westzynthius, Local Heros.

«Live Foyn Friis crafts an earthy, shamanic sound that is equal parts folk, jazz, indy and country – The Irish Times


Webpage of the singer and composer Live Foyn Friis

Live Foyn Friis

Interview from New Orleans April 2018

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