Preview: Blow Out! Festival at Cafe Oto (August 9-10)

Ståle Liavik Solberg. Photo Credit: Kjetil Valstadsve

Drummer Ståle Liavik Solberg writes about the Blow Out! Festival of Free Jazz & Improvised Music at Cafe Oto this weekend:

After four years of successful festivals and a concert series at Cafe Mir in Oslo, Blow Out! have decided to make something special for our fifth anniversary. So this year, we are extremely happy to be able to present these fantastic musicians and bands, and also our festival, in London. Cafe Oto is the perfect partner for such an adventure which promises two nights of great music!

Saturday August 9th

Paal Nilssen-Love/Ståle Liavik Solberg/Steve Beresford
Julie Kjær/Hannah Marshall/Rachel Musson
Sten Sandell/Paal Nilssen-Love
Lotte Anker/Pat Thomas/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Ståle Liavik Solberg

Sunday August 10th

MATINÈE - Ad hoc sets including Paal Nilssen-Love, Rachel Musson, Patric Thormann, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Sten Sandell, Tom Wheatley, Seymour Wright and more

Saka + Pat Thomas
Emil Strandberg/Sten Sandell/Patric Thormann + John Russell
Terrie Ex/Paal Nilssen-Love
Silva-Rasmussen-Solberg trio

Julie Kjær, Rachel Musson, Lotte Anker, Kristoffer Alberts, Mette Rasmussen, Seymour Wright - saxophones
Steve Beresford, Sten Sandell, Pat Thomas - piano
Hannah Marshall - cello
Emil Strandberg - trumpet
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Tom Wheatley, Patric Thorman, Jon Rune Strøm, Guro Moe - bass
Terrie Ex, Håvard Skaset, John Russell - guitar
Alan Silva - synth
Sten Sandell, Guro Moe - voice
Paal Nilssen-Love, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Dag Erik Knedal Andersen, Joakim Heibø Johansen - drums

Blow Out! at Cafe Oto is a collaboration between Konsertforeninga of Norway and Cafe Oto

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