Arve Henriksen brings the Trondheim sound to the City

at Nomura

Trondheim, with its population of 185 000, is not the largest jazz city in the world, but certainly one that has made its mark in international jazz. Now one of it’s key players is coming to London.


The university’s jazz conservatory has spawned names such as Tord Gustavson, Trygve Seim and Nils Petter Molvær, all of whom should be well known among jazz aficionados. Another one of the bright stars on the Trondheim sky is Arve Henriksen, whose distinctive and flute-like trumpet sound has spellbound audiences worldwide on a number of albums as well as on tour. July 7th, Arve Henriksen will be playing the City Of London Festival for a unique, one-off performance at Nomura.

Henriksen’s latest album, The Nature Of Connections, is more closely connected to Norwegian folk music than any of his earlier releases. Together with a string quartet consisting of violinists Nils Økland and Gjermund Larsen, cellist Svante Henryson and double bassist Mats Eilertsen, Henriksen presents a new landscape, while still maintaining his very own way of musically painting a picture of textures and layers.
At The City of London Festival, Arve Henriksen will perform in a venue unique for the festival: the investment bank Nomura is located in the heart of the City, overlooking the Thames, the Shard, London Eye and Tower Bridge.

Sharing the stage with Mr Henriksen this evening is powerhouse quartet Wako, up-and-coming representatives of the Trondheim scene. The three of members from Norway and one from the Faroe Islands all met at the jazz conservatory, and will release their debut album in the autumn of 2015. Make sure you do not miss the next big jazz thing out of Trondheim.




1 Angel Lane



City of London Festival

Arve Henriksen


Tuesday july 7th, 7.30pm



Via the Barbican

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