Avanesyan Trio

The Avanesyan Trio was established in 2010, and unites the brothers Hrachya and Sevak Avanesyan with Julien Libeer, whose individual careers have led them to such venues as the Wigmore Hall in London, the Casa da Musica in Lisbon or the Thtre de la Ville in Paris.

Since its foundation in 2010, the trio has studied with the members of the Artemis String Quartet at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music in Brussels, and has received regular advice from Augustin Dumay.

The Avanesyan Trio sets as an objective not only to explore the great standards of the repertoire, but also to allow its public to discover less known works, with a particular affinity for Armenian 20th-century chamber music.

Already in their first concert season, 2010 2011, the Avanesyan Trio performed at such venues as the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Festival de Radio France Montpellier and the Menton Festival in France, to great critical acclaim. They have further toured in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain

Following their Antwerp debut, the association of Belgian music critics awarded them the Golden Label prize.

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Sallyswag

Sallyswag r en musikalisk kftsmll, ett frgsprakande,sceniskt liveband och musikkollektiv. Blixtrande solistiska inslag, tunga grooves och feministiska budskap formar bandet och de utgr en unik akt som saknar motsvarighet i musiksverige. Medlemmarna har rtter i dancehall, rnb/hiphop, pop/jazz, balkan/oriental, afro och svensk folkmusik.

Sallyswag har nyss slppt nya singeln Akta dig. En lt som Aurelia Dey skrev efter bandets frsta gig. En succspelning i Ume som gav ett finger t alla som inte trott p bandet. En lt om att strkas av systraskapet. Om att ta plats och gilla det.

Under 2016kommer Sallyswag slppa en EP och givetvis fortstta spela live.

Allt brjade vintern 2013 d violinisten och riksspelmannen Erika Risinger bestmde sigfr att starta sitt drmband. Hon letade upp de coolaste och bsta musikerna hon kunde hitta. Resultatet blevnio personer starka Sallyswag. De mttes upp i Gteborg och brjade skriva musik. Efter flera veckors jammande och skrivande sfanns en frsk och unik repertoar som var redo att berrapremirpubliken p Folk- och Vrldsmusikgalan/Ume Folk i februari 2014.

Sedan startskottet p Umefolk har Sallyswag spelat ett 60-talbejublade konserter ver hela landet. Allt ifrn sm intima scener, till stor amfiteater p Parkteatern i Stockholm dit 2500 personer kommit fr att hra det omtalade vrldsmusikbandet. I konsertbagaget har Sallyswag ven Urkult dr de frtrollade helapubliken i Nskers upptrampade skogar sommaren 2014. Tidigvinter 2014 fick vrldsmusikbandet chansen att golva Femtasticstrogna danspublik p Debaser i Stockholm med sina texter som Systraskapet ska blomstra och Enade nd inte samma frg, somen stam krigar vi fr varann.

I mars 2015 vann Sallyswag titeln som rets nykomling p Folk- ochVrldsmusikgalan med motiveringen:
Normer och regler r inget fr rets nykomling. En stark och ovntad kryddblandning stter inte bara smaklkarna p prov nr de exploderar. Musik med rtter i grytan, musik som rr om hr kommer en riktigt cool kftsmll.

Alla borde kolla in Sallyswag och om de r s hr bra efter ett r, d kommer de kunna skapa magi i framtiden.
// Tilla Andersson, Music Stage

Sanna Eriksson sng
Aurelia Dey sng
Erika Risinger fiol
Ebba Wigren trumset
Nadia Hamouchi trumpet
Anna Malmstrm klarinett, basklarinett
Paulina Moberg trombon
Nadina Pundins elbas
Sanna Sikborn Erixon elgitarr

http://sallyswag.se/

Rfven

In Sweden Rfven is known as the countrys wildest and maybe best live acts. On stage the eight odd ball gypsy punks turns into one single organism, delivering their frenetic and untamed mix of music that sends people silly.

Raised in the streets as a busking band, no stage is too small or too big for Rfven. They never lose contact with the crowd, sending out such joy that no one stays unaffected. The party is overwhelming.

During the last years they have gained crowds from overseas and made great success at the Glastonbury Festival and were voted as best act at Fuji Rock 2009 by Tower Records, the biggest record store in Japan.

This summer Rfven returns to Fuji Rock for their fourth Japan tour, with the new album Bring back the dinos, release in May 2015. Their sixth album is dedicated to revitalize dance floors and energize political action against the re-emerging fascism.

www.rafven.com

Pedram Shahlai kvartett

In addition to being a violinist Pedram Shahlai also composes music, mostly for films and documentaries but also for other artists. In his compositions he uses his knowledge in Folk music but gladly experiments with jazzy tones. Beside concerts and compositions he has also had the possibility to show his acting talents in a few productions, most recently in the popular Katitizi at Folkteatern in Gothenburg.
Improvisation is an important component in Pedrams music, as noted in the latest CD release. Rebaz Duo, which was released in

January 2012, mixes melodies and tunes from all around the world a journey starting in Sweden and ending in the Far East.
Pedram was born 1984 in the small town Saqiz situated in the Kurdish parts of Iran. At the age of 10 Pedram and his family moved to Sweden. Playing the violin was not a matter of course. However at the age of 13, with some influence from his father Pedram started to take violin lessons in classical music. After studying music in high school Pedrams interest for folklore became stronger and in 2008 he began at the World Music Master Program at the Music Academy in Gothenburg. During the course of the training he covered everything from classical music to Balkan and Indian folklore. It was also during this period that Pedram improved his knowledge and technique on instruments such as Kamacheh (Persian spiked fiddle) and Oud.
Pedram has mixed elements from his year at the Music Academy together with influences from his background in his compositions as well as in his play. With an impeccable technique he performs his self composed pieces as well as famous folk melodies with an incredible sense a musical storyteller.

MalvaKvartetten

Visst r det jobbigt nr ingen lyssnar p en? Eller nr en inte vgar sga som det r. Att samlas och va infr en konsert kan tyckas som en ltt sak. Men inte den hr dagen
Nr det finns mnga olika viljor s lr vi oss att kompromissa och nr MalvaKvartetten inte lyssnar p varandra hjlper barnen till att klappa takten s att rummet terigen svnger av musik. Barnen fr fantasifullt upptcka musikens vrld och vi jobbar oss tillsammans fram till en rolig konsert. Med sng, musik och rrelser, rytmvningar och samtal leker vi med olika perspektiv p temat kommunikation. Under frestllningen presenteras en bred repertoar ur den klassiska musiken, bl a av Mozart, Bach och Shostakovich.

Artister:Linnea Hllqvist, violin Knapp Brita Pettersson, violin Maria Jonsson, viola Maja Molander, cello

Laszlo Balogh

Was born in Budapest on the 1st of June 1987. Raised within a musical family, he started studying music at the age of 6 with professor Agnes Szakely of the Toth Aladar Academy in Budapest. His first instrument having been the cimbalom, at the age of 12, his dedication focused to the guitar, the study of which instrument he continued in Brussels. The next step was to study classical music with Veronika Ravasz at the Ferenc Liszt Conservatory in Hungary. He then returned to Brussels to become an apprentice in the Roby Lakatos Ensemble for two years. During this period Laszlo has recognized his own infatuation with Jazz and Gipsy style music. Laszlo Balogh is now solo guitarist with the Roby Lakatos Ensemble

Lakatos Ensemble

Ernest Bang- cimbalom

Ernest Bang, born in 1968, is the son of a famous cimbalom player. Before he was allowed to take up that instrument, at the age of seven, his father had insisted that he learn to play the violin and piano. After a classical training at the Bla Bartk Conservatory, where his teachers included Ferenc Gerencsr,and gnes Szakly, he eventually turned to gypsy music and in 1986 was awarded a soloists diploma. He has appeared in Geneva, Cairo, Dsseldorf, Toronto and Montreal.In the year 1990 he joined the band of Roby Lakatos in Bruxelles, who is todays most celebrated gypsy violonist. After 17 years of touring worldwide in all the bigest concert halls like Santoury Hall in Tokyo, Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York etc, he got back to hes roots to Budapest in 2007. In hes carrier he appeard playing with great musicians like Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Ida Handel, Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Stephane Grappeli, Zubin Metha etc. He recorded several cds with famous labels including Deutsche Grammophon. He is performing the Kodly: Hry Jnos suite, with different philharmonic orchestras all around the world. You can listen to him every night at Budapests best restaurant, the Nosztalgia tterem. From 2009 hes touring 4-5 times a year in Norway, with Gjertruds Gypsy Orchestra. He hopes to see you in one of hes concerts.

Laszlo Balogh

Was born in Budapest on the 1st of June 1987. Raised within a musical family, he started studying music at the age of 6 with professor Agnes Szakely of the Toth Aladar Academy in Budapest. His first instrument having been the cimbalom, at the age of 12, his dedication focused to the guitar, the study of which instrument he continued in Brussels. The next step was to study classical music with Veronika Ravasz at the Ferenc Liszt Conservatory in Hungary. He then returned to Brussels to become an apprentice in the Roby Lakatos Ensemble for two years. During this period Laszlo has recognized his own infatuation with Jazz and Gipsy style music. Laszlo Balogh is now solo guitarist with the Roby Lakatos Ensemble

Jonas Knutsson

Jag r sopran-, alt-, baryton-, sopraninosaxofonist, kompositr och pedagog. Fdd i Ume 1965. Jag brjade spela altsaxofon i Umes kommunala musikskola och i den lokala blsorkestern i mitten av sjuttiotalet. En tidig inspiratr var saxofonisten Sahib Shihab som jag trffade mnga gnger under jazzworkshops sommartid.1980 blev jag medlem i jazzrockgruppen Cabazz som var baserad i Ume p den tiden. 1981 flyttade jag till Skellefte fr att studera musik och blev dr involverad i ett multimediaprojekt med samisk jojk. Detta skapade en fascination fr folkmusik och fr nordens lyskraftiga melodier.

Efter flytten till Stockholm 1983 har jag jobbat med mnga grupper, artister och projekt inom jazz, fusion och folkmusik.Ngra exempel r: Mynta, Elise Einarsdotter Ensemble, Encore, Ale Mller, Lena Willemark, Nils Landgren, Enteli, Nordan, Jonas Knutsson Band, Triptyk, Stockholm Folk Big Band, Vrldsorkestern, Bertrand Renaudins Larbre Voyage och Berger Knutsson Spering.

Jag spelar regelbundet med gitarristen Johan Norberg i konstellationen Norrland. Vi har gjort tre cd:s p tyska bolaget ACT och turnerat runt om i Europa.Jag leder folksaxbandet Horn Please, Jonas Knutsson Quartet och turnerar regelbundet med belgiska kompositren, pianisten och sngerskan Mathilde Renault och marockanske slagverkaren Khalid Kouhen. Jag undervisar ocks vid Kungliga Musikhgskolans folkmusikinstutition i Stockholm dr jag bl.a. leder vrldsmusikstorbandet KMH Folk.

Min senaste cd Blsltar blev nominerad fr en svensk grammis 2011 och jag sjlv blev nominerad till rets artist 2011 p folk- och vrldsmusikgalan i Gteborg.

Ivar Kolve trio

var Kolve trio er ute med sin tredje CD.
Etter dei kritikarrosa platene Ope(1998 NOR CD) og Innover (2005 Curling Legs),
lanserer trioen i 2008 plataView from my room p Curling Legs.

Besettninga er som p dei to fyrste platene:

Sbastien Dub : Bass
Stein Inge Brkhus : Trommer & perkusjon
Ivar Kolve : Vibrafon & marimba

Denne dynamiske trioen representerar noko av den store breidda i jazz-noreg idag.
Eit spesielt lydbilete og ein signatur som ein ikkje finn i mange andre band, korkje i Noreg eller Europa forvrig.

Den spesielle bandsignaturen, kan kanskje sporast gjennom dei mange ulike musikksjangrane som musikarane tidlegare har arbeidd med, som t.d samtidsmusikk, folkemusikk,klassisk, etnisk, elektronisk, rock, funk,jazz etc.
Musikken kan likevel best karakteriserast som samtidsjazz.

Lydbileteer i utgangspunktet akustisk, men p denne produksjonenflrtar trioenogs med synthar og loopar p nokre spor. Instrumentariet/ lydbiletet varierer ifr duettformat (marimba og vibrafon), til t.d Reel medperkusjon, marimba, vibrafon,synth, loop, trommer, strykebass og kontrabass.

Alle tte komposisjonane er komponert av Ivar Kolve og han spelar ogs alle instrumentene p to av dei tte spora. Seks av i alt tte spor er spelt inn i Breakhouse studio i Os ved Bergen, med Stein Inge Brkhus bak spakane.
Dei to resterande er innspelt i Kllerommet p USF Verftet i Bergen av Ivar Kolve.

CDen er miksa hj Fersk Lyd i Oslo av Giert Claussen.

Trioen var p turne i Noreg i okt./nov. 2007 og spelte 9 konsertar fr Brnnysund i nord til m.a.Trondheim, Oslo og Bergen.
Neste turne vert i april der dei spelar m.a i Arendal.