Best known for her interpretations of The Great American Songbook, Majken Christiansen is one of scandinavia's foremost jazz singers and has released a long line of albums with performances of jazz standards.
Kristoffer Kompen started his career within traditional jazz as a young trombonist and is recognised as one of Norway's best jazz trombonists today. Even though he can be found in contemporary settings he has never let go of swing-jazz, and has toured Europe with various swing-bands and -ensembles. Kompen is heard on more than thirty albums in addition to four albums with his own compositions. In 2021 he was awarded the Oslo jazz festival’s honorary prize: the Ella prize.
After 15 years of collaborating in bigger constellations, Majken and Kompen agreed to start their own quintet in honor of their love for 1940s and 50s swing-jazz. After a year of playing together, they have performed on multiple festivals and jazz clubs and are united once again to perform their swinging, joyful tunes as part of this year’s Oslo Jazz.
Majken Christiansen (vocals), Kristoffer Kompen (trombone), David Skinner (piano), Andreas Dreier (bass), Marcus Levin (drums)
Concert starts 17:00