jon hassell memorialPunkt and Nasjonal Jazz Scene host a memorial concert for Jon Hassell 22. March:

The influential American trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell passed away on 26. June 2021. This year Hassell would have turned 85 years old, and we want to mark this with a memorial concert at Victoria on the occasion of his birthday. March 22nd.

Onstage will be gathered a star team of Norwegian musicians, all of whom have collaborated with, or have a musical affiliation with, Jon Hassell. In addition to several generations of trumpeters, the musicians were members of Hassell's band, both live and on record, or collaborated with him in Jon Balkes' «Siwan» project and at the Punkt-festivalen in Kristiansand. The music this evening will be composed by, or inspired by, Jon Hassell.

The memorial concert is produced in collaboration with Punkt, which Hassell visited several times, and is arranged in consultation with the family.

Nils Petter Molvær: trumpet
Arve Henriksen: trumpet
Kristina Fransson: the trumpet
Harpreet Bansal: violin
Eivind Aarset: guitar
Jon Balke: Keyboards
Helge Norbakken: percussion
Jan Bang: live sampling
Erik Honoré: live sampling, synthesizer
Arnaud Mercier: sound