Jazz at MUNCH: Karin Krog

Norwegian jazz legends present new versions of Thelonious Monk tunes.



Photo: Erik Paus

Doors open 19:00

Karin Krog 
John Surman & Valhalla Quartet

On the evening of 15 April 1966, jazz vocalist Karin Krog was having a cup of tea with the legendary Thelonious Monk at Oslo’s Continental Hotel. She listened in as he was being interviewed by NRK. 

The interview followed a fantastic concert Monk had given at the University Aula. Krog vowed that she would one day try to sing some of his extraordinary compositions. 

50 years later, that promise will finally be honoured at this concert. Karin Krog will perform a personal selection of tunes by the pianist, including ‘In Walked Bud’, ‘Pannonica’ and ‘Round Midnight’, as well as others rarely heard with lyrics, in new arrangements by saxophonist John Surman and the Valhalla Quartet.

Jazz at MUNCH has been a long running tradition since the mid-1960s, and Karin Krog herself was one of the driving forces behind it in the beginning. 

This concert is part of the Jazz at MUNCH series, presented in collaboration with Oslo Jazz Festival.