Beady Belle (7pm eastern)
+ Arild Andersen Group (8pm eastern)
Thursday, December 31 (holiday stream)
Due to popular demand Big Ears is offering a holiday command performance of the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival — eight programs featuring 15 outstanding artists and bands (seven double bills + An Evening with Tord Gustavsen) streamed over eight days between Christmas and New Years. Big Ears is the exclusive North American presenter of the NDJF, we’re streaming the series for buyers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Ticket holders will have on-demand access to the shows they’ve purchased for 48 hours after the initial stream.
This concert features a double bill of Beady Belle, the Norwegian soul-jazz group lead by singer and composer Beate S. Lech, performing a set from her rich songbook; followed by Arild Andersen, one of Europe’s leading bass players for more than 50 years; a fixture on ECM, Andersen performs here with his new quartet.
Personnel: Beate Slettevoll Lech (vocals), David Wallumrød (organ), Bjørn Sæther (drums), Marius Reksjø (bass), Sofie Tollefsbøl (backing vocals), Anja Martine Mørk (backing vocals)
ARILD ANDERSEN GROUP
Personnel: Arild Andersen (bass), Håkon Mjåset Johansen (drums), Helge Lien (piano), Marius Neset (saxophone)
Big Ears’ presentation of the Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival is supported, in part, by