After forming in 1999 as a Don Cherry recording project and taking their name from a track by the legendary trumpeter, Scandinavian garage jazz trio The Thing, Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Paal Nilssen-Love, soon established themselves as one of the most important European jazz groups of today.
Quartet Kompost 3 (Martin Eberle, Benny Omerzell , Manu Mayr, Lukas König )builds on foundations set by Miles and his funk-jazz as well as European psychedelic, discovering unique path between jazz and rock, free improvisations, vibrating keyboards and groove rhythm.
The concept of boundless possibilities in the name of the latest project by Ingrid and Christine Jensen is the best way to describe their prolific careers. Through her work mainly on the New York jazz scene, Ingrid collaborated with a number of small combos as leader or sideman, and for almost two decades she has been in the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.
LAN Trio brings together three experienced European jazz scene personas. Mário Laginha(piano, Portugal) is best known for his long-time partnership with Maria João, Julian Argüelles(saxophones, Great Britain) has been a member of the legendary Loose Tubes orchestra, while Helge Andreas Norbakken (percussion, Norway) collaborated with Mari Boine, Jon Balke, Kari Bremnes and Jon Hassell, among others. This collective joins their different emotions – the warmth of Laginha’s pianism (who is the main composer), the energy of Norbakken, as well as the lyricism and English romanticism of Argüelles.
At 31 years of age, pianist and composer Marco Mezquida (Spain) already he has some fifty recorded albums, with 16 under his own name (solo piano, different duos and trios) as well as four Award Musician of the Year by the Association of Jazz of Catalonia (2011-2013, 2015). His eclectic interests join a wide range of genres – classical romanticism (Schubert, Chopin) and impressionism (Trio by Ravel), popular music, mainstream jazz, avant-garde and free improvisations, rock and flamenco. Besides working on his own projects, he composes music for theatre and television.