|Photo: Rune Aasvestad
Drummer HÅKON MJÅSET JOHANSEN is an extraordinary talent, above all in traditional swing styles.
• With the trio "Urban Connection" he has won the title Jazz Talent of the Year 1998 (Norway), 1st prize at the Avignon Jazz Contest 2000 (France) and a Norwegian Grammy Award (Spelemannsprisen) for their first CD in 2001.
• In addition to COME SHINE and "Urban Connection" Johansen plays in a number of bands, such as the quintet "Motif" and in several settings with super talented violinist Ola Kvernberg.
Håkon has toured with Chick Corea (Norway 2000-2001), and played quartet with Michael Brecker for two nights at the Molde International Jazz Festival this year.
• Still a young musician, Håkon Mjåset Johansen has a certain ease and elegance in his playing that surpasses many of his older, more experienced colleagues in and outside of Norway.
Sondre Meisfjord: Bass
Live Maria Roggen: Vocals
Erlend Skomsvoll: Piano