of 2001

December 21, 2001
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

In many ways 2001 marks a turning point for me: The Coro Kallos commisioned work "Tir'd with All These", the Yokohama Jazzpromenade, TV and radio shows, touring the Norwegian coast with Swedish jazz guitar legend Rune Gustavsson, all leading to increased attention from the public and the press.

My personal zenith was seeing and feeling the expressions on the faces of the Coro Kallos choire and their conductor Mr. Fumiaki Kurima upon the second summoning to the stage, after the 20th Anniversary Concert in KIOI hall. I will bring these sentiments along on my journey.

A warm thank you to my dear friend and collegue Harune Miyake, for her belief in these projects, and for contributing with music and devotion. Thank you Haruna.

Thank you to everybody showing interest in all corners of the world.
I will continue doing my utmost to draw near the most fleeting art of all: Music.

- Odd-Arne Jacobsen

December 19, 2001
Tir'd with All These on CD in Japan.
Odd-Arne's work continues to recieve attention and praise. Sometime early 2002, Tir'd with All These will be released on a CD alongside compositions by Palestrina and Arvo Part. Odd-Arne feels honoured to be in their company on this CD.

December 19, 2001 Odd-Arne's composition, Tir'd with All These, and an interview with the artist, will be presented in Norwegian radio channel P2's show Jungeltelegrafen (Jungle Telegraph) some time in January 2002. We'll post the exact time on Gig Guide as soon as we know.

December 18, 2001
We're happy to announce that Odd-Arne has signed a contract with Musikkhuset AS Musikkforlag on publishing the score of Tir'd with All These.
Through this publishing, the notation will be available worldwide!

December 11, 2001 Odd-Arne plays on Martin Fixdal's latest house project, called the Barry Martin Project.
Download part of Moving from Far North - DNB (mp3).

December 3, 2001 We're publishing two clips from Tir'd with All These by Odd-Arne Jacobsen (text by William Shakespeare, sonet 66).
Download from Sound Samples (mp3).

November 22, 2001
News articles in Norwegian press.
To the left Nordlys, the best-selling newspaper of northern Norway, presents Odd-Arne Jacobsen, Tir'd with All These and the Coro Kallos Anniversary Concert. The notice to the right appeared in Dagbladet, Norways second largest newspaper, describing Odd-Arne's success as a composer of the Coro Kallos piece for mixed choire and guitar.

November 21, 2001 Solo concerts at Voksenåsen, Oslo Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.
The theme for these two concerts is Culture, Nature and Health in UN's year of volunteers.

November 6, 2001
New photographies from the Asia 2001 tour has arrived. Sneak a peek at Gallery 2.

October 25, 2001
Odd-Arne has returned from Japan and his Asia 2001 Project. The tour became a great success, especially the Coro Kallos 20th Anniversary Concert featuring Odd-Arne's new composition for mixed choire and gitar. We've recieved some pictures, placed on Gallery 2, and there's more to come.

September 19, 2001

Norwegian TV2 Interview, Wednesday September 19, at 19:00

The TV2 show Absolutt Underholdning, features an interview with Odd-Arne. He speaks of upcoming events such as the concert with Coro Kallos and the Asia 2001 project, and gives us some of his thoughts on working with jazz.

See Gig Guide for details on upcoming events.

August 29, 2001 The announced Pit Inn concert October 13, has been moved to October 7. See gigguide for further details.

August 26, 2001

There's a new exciting line up for the concert at Yokohama Jazzpromenade October 6:
  • Odd-Arne Jacobsen, Norway, guitar
  • Haruna Miyake, Japan, piano
  • Sabu, Japan, percussion
  • Ernst Reijseger, Netherlands, cello
Reijseger is one of very few cellists playing jazz.
June 20, 2001 A press photography of Odd-Arne Jacobsen can be downloaded here. It is taken from the Norden i Fokus site, and intended for used in press reviews.
June 14, 2001
Norwegian newspaper Tromsø, featured a double-page interview with Odd-Arne Jacobsen and the Asia 2001 tour. We've recieved the newspaper, and scanned the article (Norwegian only).
June 13, 2001 An additional concert at the Place Evan, Tokyo, October 14 (ph: 81-492-96-4183) has been confirmed! See Gig Guide for more details.
June 12, 2001 NRK Nord-Norge, a regional division of the Norwegian National Broadcaster, portray Odd-Arne in a 30 minute special, June 12, 16:30, at P1, the main national radio channel in Norway.

May 2, 2001

Odd-Arne's gaining greater attention in Japan. We've confirmed he's playing the Yokohama Jazz Promenade, together with Haruna Miyake on piano, October 6, 2001. Miyake, being one of the leading music personalities in Japan, has previously worked with several of the world's best musicians: Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Wayne Shorter and Elliott Sharp, to name some. She is a composer as well as a piano player, with an extensive production. Currently, she works at the Ferris University in Japan, where she is a professor of piano. Haruna Miyake and Odd-Arne Jacobsen started their collaboration in 1995. Check out Blues for a Timeless Soul (OAJ - H.Miyake), performed live at the famous jazz club Pit Inn in Tokyo. (mp3 file)

April 9, 2001

April 28, at 12 o'clock noon.
Kunstnernes Hus
(Artists' House), Oslo Norway, re-opens with the Chinese contemporary art exhibition Hot Pot. Odd-Arne Jacobsen and Zheng-Hong-Hong have the honour of playing the opening concert, on guitar and Chinese harp, respectively.
February 12, 2001 During week 32, that is August 6-12, Odd-Arne will give lectures and concerts at Viken Collage of Further Education, situated in Gjøvik Norway. The theme of the week is How to Play in a Band - Improvisation and Harmony.

January 30, 2001

We've just confirmed a gig at the famous jazz club Pit Inn in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
October 13, 2001 is the night to reserve, and the musicians are:
Odd-Arne Jacobsen     Guitar
Haruna Miyake Piano
Hiroshi YoshinoBass
Jashuhiro Yoshigaki   Percussion

January 9, 2001

During the year 2000, Odd-Arne has reached millions of people in Japan and China through concerts and magazine articles. In addition to the interview in Japan's largest guitar magazine Gendai Guitar, the December edition of AV State of the Art, a famous Chinese music magazine read by more than 1.6 million people, presents Odd-Arne Jacobsen and his Asia 2000 Project for the Chinese people. Odd-Arne considers it a great honour to be the first Norwegian musician featured in AV State of the Art.
The article, in Chinese only, can be read here.

January 8, 2001

In addition to the gigs during the Coast Tour of Norway, Rune Gustavsson and Odd-Arne will hold a concert at the Foreningen Norden, Harbitzalleen 24, 0275 OSLO, Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. For further details, see the gigguide.

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