New date: 17.04.2021
The show of JAGA JAZZIST initially scheduled for the 13th of October 2020 has been rescheduled to the 17th of April 2021. All tickets bought remain valid for the new date. We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you back soon at the Rockhal!
Dear fans and listeners. We guess you have, like us, been watching this unbelievable situation with the outbreak of the Covid-19 unfold globally over these last months, and we hope sincerely that you are staying healthy and at an adequate distance to one another. Jaga Jazzist were, as you might already know, supposed to do a European tour in October to perform this new music that we are so proud of, but we hope that you understand that we have been forced to cancel or move these performances until next year. These are challenging times for all of us, and we truly hope that we will see each other again sooner rather than later, and that this situation can turn into something positive too.
We can’t wait to play the new tracks live for you!
Please stay healthy, and wash your hands.
It’s impossible to describe the myriad musical influences and inspirations that inform the sound of Jaga Jazzist without tumbling down a rabbit hole of genre confusion such is the sonic magnitude and diversity of the Norwegian supergroup’s compositions. The band has consistently confounded categorisation from its inception. However, the direction of travel has been obstinately consistent: moving forward... always moving forward.
Jaga Jazzist return with their new album “Pyramid” on 7 August 2020, where the legendary Norwegian eight-piece takes a deep dive into post-rock, jazz and psychedelia influences. It’s their first album since 2015’s “Starfire”, their ninth album in a career now spanning four decades, but it marks the group’s debut on Brainfeeder, the LA-based imprint curated by Flying Lotus. On “Pyramid”, Jaga Jazzist have crafted a suitably cosmic sound to match their new label home, all the while nodding to forebears spanning from 80s jazz band Out To Lunch and Norwegian synth guru Ståle Storløkken, to contemporaries Tame Impala, Todd Terje and Jon Hopkins. Each of the album’s four longform entries evolves over carefully plotted movements, the tracks’ technicolour threads dreamily unspooling.