About

Coming from the vanguard of the New Wave of Nordic Jazz, Wako are one of the most dynamic and innovative groups on the scene. Touring extensively since 2015, they have honed their stagecraft and performances, garnering a solid fanbase and critical acclaim along the way. Described as having "buoyancy and originality" by Terje Mosnes (Jazz i Norge, NO), as possessing "a very personal and distinctive sound" (Mike Collin, London Jazz News, UK), and as creating music that "would melt even the blackest heart" (Bird is the Worm, USA), Wako have brought their ever-evolving musicianship and creativity to impressive live renditions of their work across Europe, including collaborative performances with Oslo Strings and with Norwegian trumpeter ne plus ultra, Arve Henriksen. The scope of their musical reach is always finely attuned in equal measures to audience, environment and source material, meaning not only is each concert superlative, but also a unique experience. In short, Wako are one of the most impressive young live acts today, signalling a healthy future for jazz in Norway and beyond.

 

Individually, the members are part of different bands and projects, such as the Norwegian grammy award winner Hegge, Megalodon Collective (Norwegian grammy nominee 2016), Espen Berg trio (NTNU ambassadors 2016), Kjemilie and Chick Corea & the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.

 

Bárður Reinert Polusen

Double bass

Simon Olderskog Albertsen

Drums

PAST CONCERTS

14 DEC

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Storyville Jazzklubb - Molde (NO)

05 OCT

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Nasjonal Jazzscene - Oslo (NO)

17 June

2017

 

Porta Jazz - Porto (PT)

15 June

2017

Mampf Jzz Club - Frankfurt (DE)

13 June

2017

Piec Art - Krakow (PL)

12 June

2017

Mandagsklubben - København (DK)

31 January

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Skurups fhs - Skurup (SE)

30 January

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Koncertkirken - København (DK)

21 January

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Dokkhuset - Trondheim (NO)

20 January

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Eidsvoll Jazzklubb - Hurdal (NO)

20 January

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // NRK Spillerom - Oslo (NO

18 January

2017

Wako & Oslo Strings // Hamar Jazzklubb - Hamar (NO)

24 April

2016

Kulturhuset - Oslo (NO)

13 November

2015

Café Sanaa - Bergen (NO)

12 November

2015

Chateau Neuf - Oslo (NO)

11 November

2015

Nasjonal Jazzscene - Oslo (NO)

5 November

2015

Moskus - Trondheim (NO)

3 November

2015

Maison de Norvege - Paris (FR)

2 November

2015

Piec Art - Krakow (PL)

31 October

2015

Hemnes Jazzklubb - Hemnes (NO)

30 October

2015

Eidsvoll Jazzklubb - Eidsvoll (NO)

29 October

2015

Hamar Jazzklubb - Hamar (NO)

28 October

2015

Ole Vig vgs - Stjørdal (NO)

27 October

2015

Trondheim Katedralskole - Trondheim (NO)

27 October

2015

Trøndertun fhs - Melhus (NO)

26 October

2015

Inderøya vgs. - Inderøya (NO)

26 October

2015

Sund fhs. - Inderøya (NO)

07 July

2015

City of London Festival w/Arve Henriksen - London (BR)

2 July

2015

Antikvariatet - Trondheim (NO)

6 June

2015

Dokkhuset - Trondheim (NO)

7 April

2015

 

Dokkhuset - Trondheim (NO)

12 June

2014

Maison de Norvege. - Paris (FR)

10 June

2014

Mampf Jazz Club - Frankfurt (DE)

7 June

2014

Piec Art Jazz Club - Krakow (PL)

6 June

2014

Piec Art Jazz Club - Krakow (PL)

5 June

2014

Piec Art Jazz Club - Krakow (PL)

1 June

2014

Ila Brainstasjon - Trondheim (NO)

20 May

2014

Dokkhuset - Trondheim (NO)

19 May

2014

Dokkhuset - Trondheim (NO)

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