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Solvieg Slettahjell And The Slow Motion Orchestra

Wednesday 27 October, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£15 (£12 Concession)
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THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN 2010 The ONLY chance to see this gig on British mainland during her current tour! Solveig Slettahjell, vocals & piano Sjur Miljeteig, trumpet & electroncs Even Hermansen, guitar Jo Berger Myhre, bass & barython guitar Per Oddvar Johansen, drums & electronics In her native Norway, Solveig Slettahjell has for some time been considered one of their most celebrated jazz singers. Her diverse repertoire - mixing country, jazz standards, with the odd song by Prince or Tom Waits thrown in – is sung in her utterly captivating voice. Slettahjell and her Slow Motion Orchestra strip songs to their bare essentials, creating a kind of dreamy, subtly skewed style which nods as much to gospel, soul, hymnody, folk and pop as it does to jazz and blues. “Solvieg has exceptional taste in phrasing and striking that fine balance between cool and emotion... absolutely compelling.” Peter Bacon, Birmingham Post