Monday, 19 November 2018
Eirik Svela's tour of the Northern jazz venues this week
Eirik Svela is establishing himself as an important voice amongst a new generation of jazz musicians in Scandinavia. In March 2018 he recorded his debut album "Bitds and Pieces" in New York with the internationally acclaimed organ player Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman, Norah Jones) and in November he will be touring in England with his band Eirik Svela Group. The UK edition features some great musicians including Jamil Sheriff (piano), and Andrew Robb (bass). They are also bringing Magnus Eide, an up and coming Norwegian drummer with a fast-growing reputation.
The Eirik Svela Group has grown out of the environment around the Norwegian Academy of Music. The group performs mainly music written by band leader Eirik Svela, which focuses on combining pretty melodies and complicated chords in an effortless way.
His northern tour takes in dates in Liverpool (Parr Jazz Tues 20 November) Sheffield (The Lescar 21 November) Bradford (JATP Friday 23 November), Ambleside (Zefferelli's 24 November) Leeds (Seven Arts, afternoon 25 November) and Manchester (Whisky Jar Mon 26 November)
Eirik Svela – Guitar, Jamil Sheriff – piano, Andrew Robb – bass Magnus Sefaniassen Eide – drums