Petru Popa Trio feat. Nils Olav Johansen Plus Alan Benzie solo image

Petru Popa Trio feat. Nils Olav Johansen Plus Alan Benzie solo

Norway has been attracting international jazz stars and creating their own since the 1960’s, and this afternoon’s gig features four leading musicians from the current scene: three Norwegians, and a Romanian, making their UK debut. Super versatile jazz pianist Petru Popa works across jazz, blues, and singer/songwriter styles, but here he fronts a contemporary jazz group which features the extraordinary guitarist and vocalist, Nils Olav Johansen (renowned for his work with Farmers Market, Food etc.), outstanding bassist, Finn Guttormsen, who has played with many of Scandinavia’s cutting edge greats; and the powerhouse drummer, Stein Inge Braekhus.

Opening the show, Benzie’s solo piano is luminously toned, atmospheric and often impressionistic. His music is rooted in European and American jazz, but is influenced by impressionist piano music and film music, and his love of Japanese animation

Saturday 14 March, 2020

£10

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