The Spice of Life, London
In January they played for a fully packed house at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Now the quartet Pixel is returning to the UK with a gig in London 7 September. The leading Norwegian powerhouse indie-jazz ensemble has been acclaimed by many international critics, such as John Kelman from All About That Jazz, who said that «It’s rare for a group so young to emerge with such a fully formed and distinctive concept, but Pixel seems to have accomplished just that» after the group’s performance at MaiJazz 2014.
Pixel was established in 2010, and is combining indie-rock energy with the improvisational flexibility of jazz. The group consists of Ellen Andrea Wang on double bass and vocals, Jonas Kilmork Vemøy on trumpet, Harald Lassen on tenor sax and vocals, and Jon Audun Baar on drums. The group is part of a jazz generation who is remaking jazz in their own image, in front of an audience who is hungry for new and modern jazz music. Their second album ‘We Are All Small Pixels’ received four stars in DownBeat Jazz Magazine.
The gig at 7 September will be held at The Spice of Life, a venue that has been nominated for the Jazz Venue of the Year by Parliamentary Jazz Award twice. Pixel will perform music from their latest album, the critically acclaimed ‘Golden Years’.