Where and when:
- Manchester Jazz Festival – 25 July
- St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel – 3 September
- Lancaster Jazz Festival – 18 September
Maja Bugge was born and brought up in Northern Norway. Even though she now is Lancaster-based, she still finds inspiration in the simultaneously beautiful and brutal landscapes of her homeland. Her music consists of meditative, soft tones in a mix with dramatic turns and everyday sounds. Bugge is balancing her music with the acoustics of the performance space, a good example being the disused oil tank in Vesterålen, Norway, where Bugge recorded the album Shelter – her first solo album.
Her first concert is at the Manchester Jazz Festival 25 July, as a part of Jazz North’s northern line showcase. Jazz North is the development agency for jazz in the North of England, and Maja Bugge is one of the Ambassador Artists carefully chosen by the agency. Free entrance. More information here.
3 September she arrives in York to do a Lunchtime concert at St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel. Information and tickets here.
18 September Bugge will perform on home ground at Lancaster Jazz Festival. Free entry. More information here.
Top photo: Kristin Aafløy Opdan