Terje Nilsen is without doubt one of Norway’s finest songwriters and Oslo Jazz Festival is delighted to invite you to an exclusive concert with this Northern Norwegian troubadour in Oslo Konserthus, where Nilsen and his band play alongside the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
“Personally, I’ve always had a great liking for Terje Nilsen, both as a songwriter and singer. His song “Mjelle” was one of the most-played tracks during the folk wave of the 1970s, and it has also proved to be one that has stood the test of time. Terje went on to write a number of fine songs and his characteristic bass voice has been a striking feature in his collaborations with other artists such as Tonje Unstad and Tungtvann,” says OJF Director Edvard Askeland.
In fact, Nilsen had hung up his guitar several years back, but then made a notable comeback with the album Nye Låta, following this up with some much-lauded concerts at the Trondheim Jazzfest in 2017.
Jazz and the folk tradition have always enjoyed a close relationship, and we are pleased to present Terje Nilsen live at the Oslo Konserthus.