TUESDAY 14. OCTOBER
21:00 ROKKEN 250,-
PIANO INSTRUMENTS, PERCUSSION, ARRANGEMENTS
LIVE MARIA ROGGEN
LEAD VOCALS, VIOLIN
BASS, BACKING VOCALS
HÅKON MJÅSET JOHANSEN
Come Shine started off as a student band intending to play American jazz standards in a somewhat traditional way, but soon began to focus on the arrangments and the musical storytelling - taking these beautiful tunes and lyrics to new places with the use of other references than the original swing jazz.
In the first years this was carried out within the quartet. However, pianist Skomsvoll was already a skilled orchestral arranger, and following the success of the first two albums, Come Shine carried out a grand project with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Skomsvoll's unique arrangements. Following this, the band would perform this material on tour in between quartet gigs, with top notch chamber and symphony orchestras around Norway.
First album "Come Shine" recorded 2000, released 2001.
Second album "Do Do That Voodoo" recorded and released 2002 (Norwegian Grammy).
Third album "In Concert - With the Norwegian Radio Orchestra" recorded live at the 2003 Kongsberg Jazz Festival, and released the same year.
The band was in recess from autumn 2004 until september 2010 when we reunited to celebrate our university NTNU's 100th anniversary, together with the Trondheim Soloists. Then a few very outspread gigs followed, topped with an appearance at the Oslo Opera House in August 2011 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Norway's prime jazz journalist Terje Mosnes of Dagbladet hailed Come Shine to be a "national treasure" and demanded that we make a new beginning for the quartet.
In March 2014 Come Shine's fourth album "Red and Gold" was released in Norway, with a concert at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo. Red an Gold has received raving reviews in the Norwegian press.