Date: 10th of March Saturday 8pm
Address: Xi Ba Road No.101 Loft TCG Nordica
Date: 11th of March Sunday 9pm
Address: Wen Lin Street No.113
Ticket in Advance: 45RNB Ticket in Door: 50RNB
Ticket Sales Location: TCG Nordica, tel: 4114691,4114692 Mai Tian Bookstore (Wen Lin Street)
Wen Lin Ji Yi(Wen Lin Street No.113) Yi Sa Bookstore (Chun Yuan Xiao Qu )
Organize: Norwegian Embassy and TCG Nordica
Excess Luggage is once again back in China. Excess Luggage’s 2010 China tour looks to be among the most extensive ever undertaken by a jazz band in China.
Excess Luggage is a unique Norwegian jazz trio with organ, piano and drums. They have won several Norwegian Grammy’s (Spellemannpris) for a range of different projects. In 2007, the band made success by playing at the Beijing Jazz Festival, the Time Arts Jazz Series, and touring in East China both in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The band consists of Vigleik Storaas, one of Norway’s leading piano players. Steinar Nickelsen on organ was elected “Young Norwegian Jazzmusician of the year 2002 and Håkon Mjåset Johansen on drums is one of Norway’s most active and well-know drummers.
The music is based upon strong melodies played with an open mind, lots of energy and an well developed interplay between three musician that has knows each other for many years. The tunes is a mix of original compositions developed for this trio, and arrangements of well known standards.
One of the most important piano players in Norway. Has received two norwegian grammys for his releases with his own trio. Also works as a composer with bestillingsverk for the Vossajazz and Trondheim festivals. Has played on more than 20 other jazzrecords as a sideman with, among others, Karin Krog, NHØP, Terje Typdal, Warne Marsh and John Surman.
Was elected «Young Norwegian Jazzmusician of the year» in 2002 with the trio «SOLID!» and got many gigs in Norway and Europe after this. «SOLID!» also won the Getxo competition in Spain in 2003. Recorded with Pål Thowsen, Jon Eberson and Sidsel Endresen in 2002. Toured with Trondheim Jazzorchestra and Pat Metheny in 2003. Moved to Copenhagen in 2004 and has played wih danish musicians Kresten Osgood, Jacob Fisher, Marc Bernstein.
Håkon Mjåset Johansen:
Started early to establish himself as one of the leading Norwegian drummers. The trio “Urban Connection” was elected “ Young Norwegian Jazzmusician of the year” in 1998. They won a Grammy for their debut “Urban Connection” and was nominated for their second called“French Only”. Håkon has toured with Chick Corea and Trondheim Jazzorchestra in 2000-01, and played quartet with Michael Brecker on the Molde festival in 2003. He has also played with “Motif”, “Solid!” and “Come Shine”