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Nordic Jazz Festival



Music Room

Included with museum admission; free for members

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Event Details

The Nordic Embassies, Twins Jazz Club, and The Phillips Collection are excited to present the 10th annual Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, DC, June 22–29, 2016.

Internationally acclaimed performers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Sweden will present the modern sound of Nordic Jazz.


Saturday, June 25, 8 pm
Equilibrium (Denmark)
at Twins Jazz Club

Sunday, June 26, 4 pm  
Equilibrium (Denmark)
at The Phillips Collection

Wednesday, June 29, 7 pm
IKIZ Cabin Crew (Sweden)
at House of Sweden

About the Artists

Equilibrium synthesize elements of jazz, folk/world, classical, minimalism and the avant-garde in a mixture of free improvisation and original compositions. The group has received critical acclaim from all over the world for the two studio albums Equilibrium and Walking Voices released on Canadian label Songlines Recordings. The trio is made up of Norwegian vocalist/saxophonist Sissel Vera Pettersen who has worked with the likes of: Chick Corea, Marylin Mazur, Marc Ducret. Danish guitarist Mikkel Ploug, known for his work with saxophonists Mark Turner and Loren Stillman. Belgian reed player Joachim Badenhorst who plays with the Han Bennik trio and with Tony Malaby’s Novola.

Sissel Vera Pettersen:
voice, soprano saxophone, live electronics

Mikkel Ploug: 
electric and acoustic guitars

Joachim Badenhorst:
clarinet, bass clarinet