Bridges with Seamus Blake is a modern, international jazz project launched by the Oslo-based Swedish drummer and band-leader Anders Thorén. The band consists of Canadian saxophonist Seamus Blake, Hayden Powell on trumpet, pianist Espen Berg, bassist Jesper Bodilsen and Thorén. The project, in which they utilise the opportunity to explore each other’s differences, aims to build bridges between different musical worlds.
We last caught up with Seamus Blake at the 2016 Oslo Jazz Festival when he played a wonderful concert together with Bjørn Vidar Solli. “Oslo is a great jazz city to be in”, said Blake when interviewed by Dagsavisenat that time. We’re convinced that Bridges with Seamus Blake will make Oslo an even greater jazz city!