The Brazz Brothers

Brazz Brothers was founded in 1981. It consists of two sets brothers who were both born on Sula, a small island off the west coast of Norway. The drums were played by Kenneth Ekornes, a norwegian drummer. The Brazz Brothers Musicians: JARLE FOREDE, trumpet/flugelhorn. JAN MAGNE FOERDE, trumpet/flugelhorn. RUNAR TAFJORD is a French Horn. HELGE FOERDE, trombone. STEIN ERIKTAFJORD, tuba. KENNETHEKORNES, drums. After many years of touring Scandinavian countries and playing concerts, The Brazz Brothers have now visited Austria, Belgium and France. They have performed more than 120 concerts per year over the past years. They are a favourite at every concert and festival because of their reputation as “live” performers. The Brazz Brothers play music composed by or arranged by their members. It is a unique blend of modern jazz, traditional jazz, and folk music from various parts of the globe. Strong representation is given to the Scandinavian folk music tradition. This is all presented and performed with virtuosity in the instrument and spontaneous humor. The Brazz Brothers often invite guests stars and partners to their musical projects. Musicians like Lester Bowie (trp. Yousou N’Dour (voc. ), John Surman, Famoudou Moye (perc. ), Amina Meyers, piano, organ, David Peaston (voc. ), Rebecca Storm (voc. ), Phil Minton voc. ), Povl. Dissinging (voc. ), Sissel Kyrkjebo (voc.) Hukwe Zawose, (afro.). Many others. They present their own arrangements and compositions in collaboration with other bands such as Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy from Tanzania, Tatunane (Afrobrazz) from Japan, and the Japaneze Shidara Drum Ensemble. They have represented Norway at many cultural festivals around the globe and were awarded a scholarship by the Norwegian State in 1992. They are respected musicians in jazz, classical recording, and studio recording. They are highly sought-after teachers, and frequently give masterclasses and lectures on their concerts tours around the globe. The Brazz Brothers performed at the closing ceremony of The Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer 1994, which was viewed by billions worldwide. From

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