In April 2011, Norwegian-born/Copenhagen-based saxophonist Marius Neset released his debut album Golden Xplosion which led to the saxophonist and composer becoming one of the most talked about newcomers on the European jazz scene. Described by Terje Mosnes (Dagbladet) as “the most talented Norwegian saxophonist since Jan Garbarek,” he has continued to dazzle audiences across Europe with his exemplary technique, energetic creativity, imagination and virtuosity on tenor and soprano saxophones, as well as his brilliance as a composer of intricate, compelling music. His subsequent releases – Birds (2013) and a large-ensemble project with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra entitled Lion (2014) - have proved that Neset is “on his way to being one of the biggest new draws on the circuit”. With 3 years of heavy touring behind him, including sold out shows at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals including North Sea Jazz, Stuttgart Jazzopen and Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Marius released his most anticipated album to date in early 2015. The group will be featuring music from Marius’s newest album, taking the listener on a journey and bringing together his world of influences with remarkable energy, creativity and most of all, his highly original sound.
"The most talented saxophonist since Jan Garbarek in the 1960's" DAGBLADET [Norway]
"On Golden Xplosion Marius Neset seriously marks himself as a saxophonist and composer of international class" JAZZ SPECIAL [Denmark]
"Marius Neset is a marvel. He makes his instrument dance like a gazelle and soar like an eagle" TELEGRAPH [UK]
Dates:12 June 2015
Organised by:"Jazz + Praxeis" International Festival of Patras
Venue:Atrium of the Old Municipal Hospital, Patras