Ellen Andrea Wang has been a powerful force in jazz and beyond, distinguishing herself as a truly inventive artist that blends styles in unprecedented ways. From collaborations with Sting, Manu Katché, and Marilyn Mazur, her appearance with the Norwegian grammy winning group GURLS, to her own projects Pixel and the Ellen Andrea Wang Trio, Wang has consistently sought to tastefully blend jazz and pop in new ways. Her compositions and performances balance the lyrical with the rough, the acoustic with the electric, resulting in a unique modern sound.
Ellen Andrea Wang’s third studio album, Closeness, features Wang on bass and vocals, with Rob Luft on guitar and Jon Fält on Drums. In what now seems prescient, the album is an adventurous mix of traditional spirituals, longing and personal compositions, and two carefully selected covers from Ornette Coleman (Lonely Woman) and Pat Metheny (This Is Not America).
A commanding presence in any ensemble she plays in, her soft tone and vocal precision are always counterbalanced with heavy and assertive grooves from her double-bass, interlocking with drums, jazz, pop and groove alike.
Ellen Andrea Wang (bass), Rob Luft (guitar), Jon Fält (drums)
Concert starts 20:00
Doors open 19:00