Kirsti Huke

"Kirsti Huke"

KirstiHuke has become a household name in theNorwegian jazz scene. Her voicehas been described as a honey jar and apowerhouse both apt descriptionsof this gifted singer´s playful and rootedapproach to jazz standards aswell as pop and rock songs in a quartet setting.The Norwegian musicpress has remarked upon her ability to make the audiencefeel that whatshe sings matters to her (Trygve Lundemo, Adresseavisen).

Herquartet features Steinar Raknes, perhaps Norway´spremier bass player ofhis generation. Steinar has toured all over the world,and his daringand solid playing has laid the foundation for Urban Connection,ChickCorea, Ola Kvernberg, the Core and Shagma, getting ravereviewseverywhere he travels. Vigleik Storås on piano is a newcollaborator forKirsti, and he brings to the table many years ofexperience from the top shelfof the European jazz scene. Previoussparring partners for Vigleik include ChetBaker, Warne Marsh, KarinKrogh, Jon Christensen and Terje Rypdal. Vigleik´sown trio has won theNorwegian Grammy (Spellemannsprisen) for jazz twice. Theonly Swede inKirsti´s band is Erik Nylander on drums, who just completedhisfour-year training at NTNU´s much-lauded jazz department. Erik alsoplays withOla Kvernberg and Kobert when he´s not performing with Kirsti.

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