Oslo Jazz Festival: Maria Schneider & Oslo Jazzensemble – Data Lords

A chance to hear one of today’s most daring and challenging artists in American jazz, with a Scandinavian twist.

Photo: Briene Lermitte Schneider

Doors open 18:00
Event start 19:00
Age limit: 18 (underage with companions)

‘What do whorehouses, meth labs and YouTube have in common?’ US bandleader Maria Schneider asked recently on a public forum. Her striking question cuts to the heart of her political interests as a strong voice for musical justice. Her 2020 LP Data Lords, a concept album about control over the digital musical economy, won two Grammys. The title points to the great technology giants, and the work has its origins in Schneider's political commitment and critical look at our hyper-digital contemporary world, where a few big corporations capitalize on our data.

As a jazz composer, at Oslo Jazz Festival she will conduct the Norwegian Oslo Jazzensemble. Maria Schneider got to know the Oslo Jazzensemble in 2014. OJE performed with Schneider when she was Artist in Residence at Moldejazz in 2018, when the track "Data Lords" was performed for the first time.

Maria Schneider, musical director & composer 
Børge-Are Halvorsen, alto sax, flutes 
Joakim Bergsrønning, alto sax, flute, clarinet 
Atle Nymo og Martin Myhre Olsen, tenor sax 
Tina Lægreid Olsen, baritone sax, bass clarinet   
Frank Brodahl, Marius Haltli, Richard Köster & Anders Eriksson, trumpet, French horn 
Even Kruse Skatrud, Nils Andreas G. Granseth & Magnus Murphy Joelson, trombone  
Kristine Solli Oppegaard, bass trombone 
Jørn Øien, piano  
Kalle Moberg, accordion 
Jens Thoresen, guitar  
Trygve Waldemar Fiske, bass  
Håkon Mjåset Johansen, drums