Jazz All-Year Round presents

National Jazz Orchestra — Bendik Hofseth

The National Jazz Orchestra of Montreal is delighted to welcome Norwegian composer, saxophonist, singer and jazz conductor Bendik Hofseth for a unique and special concert of his vocal and instrumental works, arranged for a jazz orchestra of 21 musicians including a section of eight violins, violas and cello.

When Bendik Hofseth went to New York in 1987, and replaced world-renowned saxophonist Michael Brecker in the Steps Ahead band, it was certainly a surprise to many. A young man from Lørenskog in Norway, arriving in the jazz capital of New York and joining one of the most famous jazz bands in the United States! Since Steps Ahead, with whom he has toured several times around the world, he collaborated with John McLaughlin, D’Gary, Rickie Lee Jones, Ray Phiri, Hariprasad Chaurasia. He has participated on hundreds of recordings all over the world. 3 saxophone concerts have been written especially for him. Hofseth has written numerous commissioned pieces for film, TV and concert, using different genres and different ensembles. He has published eleven albums under his own name and has received numerous awards and honors over the years.

Let yourself be captivated by the Norwegian language and sound of Bendik Hofseth.

For tickets and information visit: www.sallelastral.com or 1-855-790-1245

L’Astral (Maison du Festival)
305 Ste. Catherine St. West

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