Molde Jazzfestival 2017

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 Pat Metheny /Arild Andersen/Gard Nilssen

At Molde Jazzfestival 19/7- 2017



Arild Andersen /Tommy Smith/Paolo Vinaccia

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Coming to the legendary Montmartre club in Copenhagen  

February 16-17-18   2017

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2016 Some Memories

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The Year started with a tour of Latin America with my trio featuring Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia. We played the Panama Jazz Festival , and went to Guatemala for some concerts.img_3754


In April I did a live recording with Helge Lien on piano and Gard Nilsen on drums for a series called European Jazz Legends . Here is a video from the mastering I was very flattered to be asked to be part of this. The record is called «The Rose Window» . Recorded for Intuition, Germany.
The trio with Tommy Smith and Paolo Vinaccia did a tour of UK in May and US/Canada tour en of June.
At Rochester Jazzfestival I met an old friend, John Abercrombie….

With John Abercrombie

July 2 we played at Le Poisson Rouge . This is the basement of the old Village Gate in Bleecker Street NYC
Here is a link to the video of the trio concert at Le Poisson Rouge .

Review in New York City Jazz Record from the concert;
«Lets hope Donald Trump doesen´t start fixating on building a wall to keep out Norwegian Bass players».

We played some festivals in the summer and Garana in Romania was as quartet with Helge Lien on Piano.
New York Jazz Records By Tom Conrad:
The greatest set of the festival came at the right time: last. In bassist Arild Andersen’s quartet (Tommy Smith, tenor saxophone; Helge Lien, piano; Paolo Vinaccia, drums), everyone fills a role, profoundly.

I also did some concert as soloist with the Norwegian big band Denada .
Some concerts in Scotland with SNJO playing the music of Mingus.
A recording with English guitarplayer John Bailey  and ended the concert season with two shows with Marcin Wasilewski ,piano and Al Foster on drums.


                              Happy New Year









Scotland/ England Trio Tour May 2016

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In addition to these dates there is a concert  at Ronnie Scotts Club in

London Saturday May 21 where Helge Lien will join us on piano.

Arild Andersen Trio Poster Arild Andersen Trio Poster A4 Final

European Jazz Legends

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April 15, 2016 I will play a concert at Güterslo Theater, Germany   . This is a series of concerts they call European Jazz Legends and consists of 15 European musicians each doing a concert over a periode of 3 years.. I am very pleased to be asked to do this in a series that also include Miroslav Vitous and Henry Texier of european bassplayers.

I will perform this evening with Helge Lien on piano and Gard Nilssen on drums .

Infos at this webpage.

TV show in South Korea

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From a TV show in Seoul ,South Korea October 2014 

Arild Andersen trio featuring Paolo Vinaccia and Tommy Smith

Arild Andersen Sextet plays Mingus . Oslo Jazzfestival 2014

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 Oslo Jazzfestival  presents
«Mingus i Aulaen»
Arild Andersen Sextet

Mathias Eick                  trumpet
Petter Wettre                 ten sax, bassclarinet
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm  altsax,bassclarinet
Bugge Wesseltoft          piano
Arild Andersen               bass
Gard Nilssen                  drums