Born: July 1, 2000 Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra (TJO) is one of the most important and creative jazz ensembles in Norway. During the course of the last ten years, the orchestra has had a great number of exciting projects with norwegian and international jazz profiles such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, Erlend Skomsvoll and Eirik Hegdal.
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010. Among the highlights of the year was the anniversary tour with Chick Corea in Norway and Sweden and the releases of the cd's stems and cages by TJO & Kim Myhr and Triads and More by TJO & Eirik Hegdal w/ special guest Joshua Redman. In March 2011 TJO made their European debut when they toured Germany and Austria with Hegdal and Redman.
The orchestra belongs to the Mid-Norway Centre of Jazz who initiates and organises new projects. The orchestra is operated as a musicians' pool, so that the orchestra changes as to instrumentation and size from project to project. This gives room for great width in the repertory. The musicians that has been involved in the orchestra is among Norway's most famous jazz profiles.Trondheim Jazz Orchestra is supported by: Norwegian Art Council, Trondheim City and County of Sør Trøndelag
...a far reaching orchestra clearly capable of handling anything and everything that's put in front of it. - John Kelman, All About Jazz
As an absolute highlight in the European Jazz Meeting program I found the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. The ten-piece band combined sophisticated musical comedy with highly sophisticated arrangements. Lovingly slanted characters, like sprung out of a Fellini movie, celebrating and outrageously funny. A brilliant jazz cabaret, a great sucess! - Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine
The European Jazz Meeting began on Saturday afternoon with a fantastic concert by Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. In the jam-packed hall Borgward was the ten-member Norwegian formation that for years has been one of the most innovative jazz ensembles. A multi- voiced, sometimes untamed, sometimes lyrical warm sound between post- bop, from experimental and hypnotic sounds to cool swing. - Weser Kurier
We are? - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal (MNJCD014)
Kinetic Music - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Magic Pocket (MNJCD013)
Migrations - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Øyvind Brække (MNJCD012)
Morning Songs - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Per Zanussi (MNJCD011)
Triads and More - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal feat. Joshua Redman (MNJCD010)
Stems and Cages - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Kim Myhr (MNJCD008)
Kobert - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Kobert (MNJCD007)
What if? A counterfactual fairytale - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Erlend Skomsvoll (MNJCD005)
Wood and Water - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal (MNJCD004)
Live in Oslo - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Maria Kannegaard Trio (MNJCD003)
Tribute - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Vigleik Storaas (MNJCD002)
Live in Molde - Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Chick Corea (MNJCD001)
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