Chick Corea

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Chick Corea

Chick Corea - piano, compositions

Erlend Skomsvoll - conductor, arranger

Sissel Vera Pettersen - vocals, saxophones

Martin Myhre Olsen - saxophones

Kjetil Møster - saxophones

Hanna Paulsberg - saxophones

Eirik Hegdal - saxophones

Hildegunn Øiseth - trumpet

Eivind Lønning - trumpet

Øyvind Brække - trombone

Ole Morten Vågan - bass

Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums

This unique orchestra consists of a pool of musicians with a changing lineup and instrumentation. Corea first played with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra in 2000 at Molde International Jazz Festival, but it didn't stop there: they were together again – and enjoyed success – in 2006 at the Hilton Ballroom and afterwards at the Tokyo Jazz Festival. In November 2016, the orchestra was a guest act at the Blue Note Club in New York when Corea held his 75th Birthday Celebration there. According to All About Jazz the ensemble is a 'far-reaching orchestra clearly capable of handling anything and everything that's put in front of it.' This ability has also led jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny and Joshua Redman to choose the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra for their projects. In July 2017 they were performing in front of 3000 people at North Sea Jazz Festival.