“The North” is a jazz quartet creating imaginative music combining the experiences of jazz musicians living in northern countries: Finland, Canada, Sweden and Denmark.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS:
David Braid, piano
David Braid is an artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Hailed in the Canadian press as “A jazz genius to call our own” (Macleans Magazine), multi-Juno Award winner and Steinway Artist David Braid has performed concerts of his original music and improvisations across The United States, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Brazil and Canada. Recent coverage of Braid’s work was profiled on The BBC with Sally Fairfax, CCTV (China Central Television), and in Canada on CBC. Braid was recently the feature performer and composer of the 2016 Ethan Hawke film, “Born to Be Blue”, re-imagining the life of legendary American jazz trumpet player, Chet Baker.
Johnny Åman, bass
Johnny Åman was born on February 10th, 1986 in a small city called Nykarleby on the west coast of Finland. 2005 he moved to Sweden to study music at Malmö Academy of Music, and in 2010 he graduated with a masters degree. Today Johnny is one of the busiest bass players in Sweden.
Anders Mogensen, drums
For more than two decades, drummer Anders Mogensen has been one of the most sought after musicians on the Danish as well as the International Jazz scene. He has been a member of ground-breaking bands such as When Granny Sleeps, Jakob Anderskov Trio, Doky Brothers, Kasper Tranberg Yakuza Zhuffle, Lovedale and Copenhagen Art Ensemble. Anders holds a position as Associated Professor and head of the Jazz department at Carl Nielsen Academy of Music, Odense. And he has done clinics and workshops throughout Europe, USA, Japan and Brazil.
Petter Wettre, saxophone
Petter Wettre has since the early nineties made his mark as one of the most important musicians on the Scandinavian jazz scene. Wettre is known for playing contemporary jazz. He studied music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated with honors in 1992. In 2001 Wettre was awarded the Clear Answer jazz prize at Kongsberg Jazz Festival. 2001 also awarded Wettre his first Norwegian Grammys for best jazz album (2000) – “The Only Way to Travel, (bp rec.). The same year, Wettre recorded and produced his 5th. Album。
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Address: TCG Nordica Culture Center. Xiba Road no 101.Chuang Ku/Loft. Kunming.