Due to the current climate and government restrictions Jaga Jazzist’s show at Islington Assembly Hall will no longer take place on 6th May, but instead on 6th October. All existing tickets remain valid.
A statement from Jaga Jazzist:
Hello dear fans and listeners all over the world. We guess you have, like us, been watching this unbelievable situation with the outbreak of the Covid-19 unfold globally over these last months, and we hope sincerely that you are staying healthy and at an adequate distance to one another. Jaga Jazzist were, as you might already know, supposed to release a new album this week (Fri 24th April), and follow this up with an European tour in May to perform this new music that we are so proud of, but we hope that you understand that we have been forced to cancel or move these performances until later this year. These are testing times for all of us, and we truly hope that we will see each other sooner rather than later, and that this situation turns into something positive too.
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It’s impossible to describe the myriad musical influences and inspirations that inform the sound of Jaga Jazzist without tumbling down a rabbit hole of genre confusion such is the sonic magnitude and diversity of the Norwegian supergroup’s compositions. The band has consistently confounded categorisation from its inception. However, the direction of travel has been obstinately consistent: moving forward… always moving forward.
The youngest of three siblings that began Jaga Jazzist in 1994 in the small town of Tønsburg when he was just 14, Lars Horntveth has gradually emerged as Jaga’s primary compositional voice. Lars, brother Martin and sister Line all demonstrated a strong-willed distaste for orthodoxy – an early reason why Jaga sounds unlike any other band in any scene.
All bandleaders, producers, engineers and/or busy session musicians, Jaga’s members have always been at the heart of Norway’s disproportionately large and vibrant music scene. All the more remarkable, then, that five of its current eight members remain from its early days, with Even Ormestad and Andreas Mjøs still here alongside the Horntveth siblings.
This year Jaga Jazzist release Pyramid (via Brainfeeder), their first record in 5 years, and bring their exhilarating live show to London!
Tickets £16 +bf
Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street, London, N1 2UD