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Photos from Book Launch

EFG London Jazz Festival 2016 - Jazz and Europe: Fiona Talkington and Luca Vitali

2016 - November 13th

Fiona Talkington, founding presenter of Late Junction, leads a discussion about the growth of the Norwegian jazz scene with The Sound of the North author Luca Vitali.

JAZZ EM AGOSTO 2016 - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian - Ph: Petra Cvelbar

2016 - August 13h

Ontem foi um dos dias mais preenchidos do Jazz em Agosto, com o lançamento do livro de Luca Vitali sobre a cena jazz na Noruega, o solo de Paal Nilssen-Love e por fim o projeto Supersonic, de Thomas de Pourquery, a fechar a noite no Anfiteatro ao Ar Livre.


2016 - July 16-17th

NATTJAZZ - Bergen [NO] - with Jan Børge Leirvik (NRK TV Hordaland)




TRONDHEIM JAZZ FEST - Trondheim [NO] - with Fiona Talkington & Tor Hammero




NØRDIC FRAMES | Palazzo Grassi - Venice [IT] with Enrico Bettinello (Giornale della Musica, AllAboutJazz, Bow Up)




TURNER SIMS | Southampton [UK] with Concert Hall Manager Kevin Appleby + Daniel Herskedal, Eyolf Dale
and Helge Andreas Norbakken




TERRE DEL NORD FESTIVAL - Turin [IT] with Edoardo Narbona (festival director, musical composer and director




Tampere Jazz Happening
- Tampere (FI) with Jan Granlie (Salt Peanuts)



The Sound of the North - Norway and the European Jazz Scene is an English translation of Luca Vitali's 2014 book Il Suono del Nord - La Norvegia protagonista della scena jazz Europea, charting the history of Norwegian jazz and its rise to international recognition as a cultural force within Europe and globally. The Sound of the North presents Luca Vitali's journey of discovery told through his own experiences and meetings with musicians, writers, journalists, promoters and record labels.

Nasjonal jazzscene – Victoria - Oslo (NO)
with Rob Young (Jazznytt)



Afterward follows Håkon Kornstad concert/launch of "Tenor Battle" (Håkon Kornstad – tenor saxophone and tenor singer, loopmachine, Per Zanussi – double bass, Sigbjørn Apeland – harmonium, Øyvind Skarbø – drums, Asle Karstad – sound

Jazzaldia - San Sebastian (ES)
with Jan Bang & Erik Honoré 



First preview in  San Sebastian for The Sound of the North on 24/07/2015 at Teatro Victoria Eugenia connectet to  "Punkt in Donostia" with Nils Petter Molvaer, Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang, Sidsel Endresen, Eivind Aarset, Eri Honoré, Ingar Zach, Trio Medieval and more.

Scene Norway Plus at St George's Bristol (UK) with Fiona Talkington




Italian author, photographer and journalist Luca Vitali has been following Norwegian music as part of an intense personal journey into what he calls ‘the Sound of the North’. Especially for Scene Norway Plus, Luca presents an exhibition of portraits from his book, ‘Il Suono del Nord’, which documents the historical roots and contemporary flowering of new jazz in Norway. Exhibition public view in the Doric Room.

Punkt Festival - Kristiansand (NO) with Fiona Talkington



Luca Vitali presents his book Il suono del nord, in conversation with Fiona Talkington (Hotel Norge 8th Floor)


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