These days I am beginning to see the shape of a new musical project. The songs are taking a new direction as I am working in a different way this time. I am excited! I have composed my songs in the little “cottage” in my garden. I have been dreaming about a place of my own for a long time, and finally I got my own little studio. So now I can go to work in the the morning; I go to work, almost like everybody else ...except that I just wear slippers and it takes only five seconds to cross my garden and get there.
It's truly been a great year since I released “Chain of Days”. The album was enthusiastically received by my fans and listeners all around the world. My guitarists and I have been traveling in Norway and Europe performing for absolutely wonderful crowds. Meeting you, my audience, live on stage is still my favourite part of being an artist. It always gives me true inspiration!
Lately, we have begun performing concerts in the UK again and I am really happy about this development! Many of you may remember that my career started in England in 1990 with the release of my song “Tell Me Where You're Going”. I have so many sweet memories from that time and feel that I still have a great audience waiting to hear my new music there.
Meanwhile, I hope to see you in Germany in October, and at the London Jazz Festival and the UK in November. Next year I will also perform in Japan and Korea. Can't wait to get back!
My friend and filmmaker Steven Lippman was outraged, as all decent people were, by the silencing and suppression of Elizabeth Warren reading Coretta Scott King's letter. Steven has made art out of his outrage, along with the strong voices of 55 women of all ages,colors and backgrounds. I am proud to be one of the them, Please share widely.
Al Jarreau. I was only 14-15 years old listening to his album We Got By, and I knew every little phrase and scat by heart. I could sing the whole album in harmony and I spent hours in my room with these songs. Al jarreau was my first true musical hero. Later, I was so lucky to sing with him for real. Al came to Oslo to record a duet with me, and we sang live together several times. He became a special friend. We invited him for dinner in our house in Oslo, Heine cooked bacalao for him, and Al sang Take Five for my little daughter Karla in my livingroom, backing himself only with his knife and fork. We all kept smiling for many days after he`d left. Al was an extremely generous and kind man. He made everyone feel special. He was just like his songs.. playful and totally free..,not limited to any genre. He opened the door into music for me. I am so sad that he as passed away. But he won`t stop singing. My signed vinyl We Got By will keep playing out loud in my living room.. and I keep doing the scat singing with him, in harmony. Thank you Al Jarreau. ... See MoreSee Less
Hajo WagerHe was one of the Best. Have seen him in Baden Baden some years ago 🎤🎷
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Lothar FelschTo see this and to feel the atmosphere makes me cry. What an emotional giant. Thank you for sharing few years with you on this planet. Do your best up in heaven. I'll miss you and your music. Bye.. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLI98ne1g2k
Jörg KlimaczewskiR.i.P. Al, you are one of the greatest jazz singers and performers 😢
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Michael CzernetzkiHe was one of my favorite (Jazz) musicians. Casino lights was my first CD even before I had a CD player and his open air concert in Stadtwäldchen in Budapest in 1996? was the most intimate.
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Iain StewartBeautiful words in memory of a great man, Silje. Xxx
Timothy M. SwansonThank you for sharing such wonderful and personal stories of your special connection with Mr. Jarreau. His recorded music was a much-appreciated soundtrack to many good memories for me.