Kongshaugfestivalen - Friday

Photos from the first day of Kongshaugfestivalen on the 15. March 2019. The festival took place at Cosmopolite and Belleville in Oslo.

Tord Gustavsen trio at Cosmopolite

Tord Gustavsen

Sigurd Hole

The three day festival took place at Cosmopolite and Belleville scene in Oslo.

Tord Gustavsen trio

Tord Gustavsen trio

Tord Gustavsen (piano)
Jarle Vespestad (drums)
Sigurd Hole (double bass)

Nils Økland & Sigbjørn Apeland in Belleville

Nils Økland

The festival honored record studio owner and recording engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug.

Nils Økland (piano)
Sigbjørn Apeland (violin)

Arild Andersen trio at Cosmopolite

Arild Andersen

Kongshaug has recorded or produced more than 4.000 records. Many in his Rainbow Studio in Oslo.

Tommy Smith

Paolo Vinaccia

Arild Andersen trio

Arild Andersen (double bass)
Paolo Vinaccia (drums)
Tommy Smith (saxophone)

Ole Paus in Belleville

Ole Paus

Kongshaug is responsible for 700 recordings on the prestige jazz label ECM.

Ole Paus (vocal and guitar)

Jacob Young Quartet at Cosmopolite

Jacob Young

Trygve Seim

Marcin Wasilewski

In January 2019, Kongshaug was awarded the King's Medal of Merit.

Jacob Young and Sławomir Kurkiewicz

Michał Miśkiewicz

Jacob Young quartet

Jacob Young (guitar)
Trygve Seim (saxophone)
Marcin Wasilewski (piano)
Sławomir Kurkiewicz (double bass)
Michał Miśkiewicz (drums)

The festival’s primus motor Christer Falck with Arild Andersen

Where to go next

Read Tor Hammer’s review, For en start!

See my blog posts photographs from the other days of the festival:

About this project

I’m documenting the music scene in Oslo through photography. All in a colaboration with the music venues and Wikimedia Norge. Highlights of my work is being published at @frontrowportraits at Instagram.

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  • Canon EOS 5D MarkIV

  • Canon EOS 6D

  • Canon 70-200mm f2.8 II

  • Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II

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