Live & The Jazz Cats

(mainstream/vocal jazz)
LIVE FOYN FRIIS KVINTETT, PHOTO: SOLVEIG BAKKEN
Live & The Jazz Cats, Photo: Solveig Bakken

 

Her quintet consists some of Norway’s best young jazz musicians. The pianist Thomas Torstrup, drummer Jakop Janssønn, bassist Trygve Fiske and on the saxophone Hanna Paulsberg. The band have played on several stages in Norway, and gotten great reponse! They were in Africa, Angola the fall 2014, through Kongsberg Jazzfestival and FMC, to played at the Luanda 9th Jazzfestival and several stages. The spring 2016 they will record an album at Propeller Studio in Oslo, and the fall 2016 go on tour in Europe.
They have chosen a repertoire inspired by the swing tradition, with treasures from artists like Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, and songs from Live Foyn Friis that fits in this jazz style. References to new orleans, latin, new jazz, pop, mainstream and soul.

Live Foyn Friis from Asker was last year nominated to the Danish Music Awards with her almost sold out debut album Joy Visible, for the Vocal Jazz Album of the Year 2012. She won the title The Years Young Jazz Composer 2012 and the prize Denmarks New Jazz Star!

The musicians: Live Foyn Friis – vocals, Thomas Torstrup – piano, Trygve Fiske – bass, Jakop Janssønn – drums, Hanna Paulsberg – saxophone.

 

“Great jazz musicians in special quality is no exaggeration when it comes to Live Foyn Friis Kvartett!” – Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad, 11. mars 2013.

“An expression so strong and so musically that it was clear to all, that here is a female soloist with the world at her feet!” – Stardust – Wall of Fame – Jette Lykke

“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, Altaposten

“DENMARK’S NEW JAZZ STAR” – DPA & Danish Broadcasting Corporation at the award of Live Foyn Friis as The Years Young Jazz Composer.

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Live Foyn Friis Kvintett, Photo: Solveig Bakken
Live & The Jazz Cats, Photo: Solveig Bakken
Live & The Jazz Cats – Live Foyn Friis Kvintett

 

Live Foyn Friis – vokal
Simen Kiil Halvorsen – trompet
Thomas Torstrup – piano
Trygve Fiske – bass
Jakop Janssønn – trommer
Kvintetten hennes består av noen av Norges beste unge jazzmusikere. Kvintetten har spilt på flere scener i Norge og mottatt kjempe respons! Høsten 2014 var de i Angola via Kongsberg Jazzfestival og FMC og spilte der på Luanda 9th Jazz Festival samt forskjellige scener. Våren 2016 skal de spille inn plate på Propeller Studio og høsten 2016 vil de turnére i Europa.
De har valgt ut et repertoar inspirert av swing tradisjonen, og hentet kjente og mindre kjente skatter fra artister som Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald og Chet Baker. Samt nye komposisjoner fra Live Foyn Friis som passer inn i dette repertoaret. Musikken har referanser til new orleans, latin, new jazz, pop, mainstream og soul.
Live Foyn Friis fra Asker ble nominert til den danske spellemannsprisen med sitt nesten utsolgte første album ” Joy Visible” i kategorien Årets Vokaljazz Album, Danish Music Awards. Hun vant prisen Årets Unge Jazzkomponist og Danmarks Nye Jazzstjerne! Også hennes neste album ble nominert til hele 2 kategorier i 2015.
Quotes:

“Great jazz musicians in special quality is no exaggeration when it comes to Live Foyn Friis Kvartett!” – Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad, 11. mars 2013.

“An expression so strong and so musically that it was clear to all, that here is a female soloist with the world at her feet!” – Stardust – Wall of Fame – Jette Lykke

“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, Altaposten

“DENMARK’S NEW JAZZ STAR” – DPA & Danish Broadcasting Corporation at the award of Live Foyn Friis as The Years Young Jazz Composer.

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Se klip fra Live Foyn Friis & The Jazz Lizards feat. Mike Owen at Café Vestergade, Aarhus Jazzfestival:

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