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 musicians can also be seen as solo artists and as soloists on the European jazz scene, as well as beeing members in projects such as the Norwegian Grammy Award winning bands Hegge and Flukten, Grammy Award nominees Siril Malmedal Hauge and Megalodon Collective, as well as Espen Berg trio and Kjetil Mulelid Trio who are two of Norway leading piano trios in the present.

 


Bárður Reinert Polusen

Double bass


Simon Olderskog Albertsen

Drums

PAST CONCERTS

6 JULY

2022

Biermannsgården,Oslo (NO)

18 JUNE

2022

Edinborgarhusid,Isafjord (IS)

16 JUNE

2022

Skuggabaldur, Reykjavik(IS)

15 JUNE

2022

Skuggabaldur, Reykjavik(IS)

15 MAI

2022

Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Funchal (PT)

14 MAI

2022

Porta Jazz, Porto (PT)

13 MAI

2022

HCP, LISBON (PT)

12 MAI

2022

HCP, LISBON (PT)

11 MAI

2022

Salao Brazil, Coimbra (PT)

10 MAI

2022

Cascais Jazz Club, Cascais (PT)


5 MAI

2022

Ad Lib Jazz Club, Bodø (NO)

4 MAI

2022

Kulturhuset Utsikten, Fauske (NO)

27 APRIL

2022

Tromsø Internasjonale filmfestival, Tromsø (NO)

20 MARS

2022

Kampenjazz, Oslo // w/OSLO STRINGS

25 FEB

2022

Urijazz, Tønsberg (NO)

15 DEC

2021

Biermannsgården, Oslo - CANCELLED // COVID-19

30 OCT

2021

Antikvariatet, Trondheim (NO)

30 OCT

2021

Kimen, Stjørdal (NO)

15 SEPT 

2021

Jazz Evidence, Kongsberg (NO)

15 AUG

2021

Tromsø Jazzfestival, Tromsø (NO)

30 APRIL

2021

Soddjazz, Inderøya (NO)

30 APRIL

2021

Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias, Funchal (PT) - CANCELLED // COVID-19

29 APRIL

2021

HCP, Lisbon (PT) - CANCELLED // COVID-19

28 APRIL

2021

Nesodden jazzklubb (NO)

10 FEB

2021

Nesodden jazzklubb (NO) - CANCELLED // COVID-19

24 JAN

2021

w/ Oslo Strings - Kampenjazz, Oslo (NO) -  CANCELLED // COVID-19

22 JAN

2021

Fosnavåg konserthus, Fosnavåg (NO)

6 NOV

2020

Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo (NO) - special album release party with friends

31 OCT

2020

Blyge Harry, Stavanger (NO)

30 OCT

2020

Sirakompasset, Utsira (NO)

15 August 

2020

Oslo Jazz Festival - Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo (NO)

7 AUG

2020

Sommarljom, Ørsta (NO)

13 JUNE

2020

Antikvariatet, Trondheim (NO) -  CANCELLED // COVID-19

13 JUNE

2020

Kimen Kulturhus, Stjørdal (NO) - CANCELLED // COVID-19


15 MARCH

2020

w/ Oslo Strings - Kampenjazz, Oslo (NO) -  CANCELLED // COVID-19

4 MARCH

2020

Jazz Café Dizzy, Rotterdam (NL)

3 MARCH

2020

bFlat, Berlin (DE)

2 MARCH

2020

Mandagsklubben, København (DK)

1 MARCH

2020

Glenn Miller, Stockholm (SE)

29 FEB

2020

w/ Oslo Strings - Dokkhuset, Trondheim (NO)

20 JAN

2020

NQ Jazz, Manchester (UK)

19 JAN

2020

ParrJazz, Liverpool (UK)

17 JAN

2020

CatStrand, Castle Douglas (UK)

16 JAN

2020

Jazzsteps, Nottingham (UK)

14 JAN

2020

Ronnie Scotts, London (UK)

13 JAN

2020

The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (UK)

15 DEC

2019

Jazz de Salon, Köln (DE)

14 DEC

2019

LOCH, Wuppertal (DE)

13 DEC

2019

Archiv für populäre Musik, Dortmund (DE)

6 DEC

2019

27bFlat, Brügge, (BE)

4 DEC

2019

Philly Joe's, Tallinn (EST)

30 NOV

2019

Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna (FI)

29 NOV

2019

Flame jazz, Turku (FI)

27 NOV

2019

Juttutupa, Helsinki (FI)

20 SEPT

2019

Wako & Oslo Strings // Bergen Jazzforum (NO)

19 SEPT

2019

Wako & Oslo Strings // Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese (NO)

23 MARS

2019

Glenn Miller Café, Stockholm (SE)

22 MARS

2019

Athletic Live, Halden (NO)

21 MARS

2019

Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen (NO)

06 MARS

2019

Buddy, Tokyo (JP)

05 MARS

2019

bFlat, Akasaka, Tokyo (JP)

04 MARS

2019

Spinning Mill, Osaka (JP)

03 MARS

2019

Big Apple, Kobe (JP)

02 MARS

2019

Apollo, Tokyo (JP)

01 MARS

2019

Jazz Spot Candy, Chiba (JP)

25 FEB

2019

5e, Mandagsklubben, København (DK)

17 FEB

2019

Vaktbua, Kristiansand (NO)

16 FEB

2019

Serendip Festival, Oslo (NO)


12 JAN

2019

Philly Joe's Jazz Club, Tallinn (Est)


10 JAN

2019

Jazz Cellar 11, Vilnius (Lat)


03 NOV

2018

Porta Jazz, Porto (PT)

02 NOV

2018

Salão Brazil, Coimbra (PT)

01 NOV

2018

HCP - Lisbon (PT

24 OCT

2018


City Universitet Jazz Festival, Paris (FR)


23 OCT

2018


Le Chat Noir, Paris (FR)


06 OCT

2018


Swan, Copenhagen (DK)

04 OCT

2018

Grana Bryggeri, Snåsa (NO)

03 OCT

2018

Daba Cafe, Stjørdal (NO)


02 OCT

2018


Trondheim Jazzforum, Antikvariatet (NO)


06 SEPT

2018

Edinborgarhusid, Isafjord (IS)

04 SEPT

2018


KEX, Reykjavik (IS)


9 AUG

2018


Norðurlandahúsið - Torshavn (FO)


AUG

2018


Mentanarhúsið - Fuglafjørður (FO)

7 AUG

2018

Hvonn - Torshavn (FO)

16 APRIL

2018

Mandagsklubben - København (DK)

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)