Silje Nergaard & Metropole Orkest Strings conducted by Vince Mendoza
Vince Mendoza (conductor); Silje Nergaard (vocals); Håvar Bendiksen (guitar); Helge Lien (piano); Jarle Vespestad (drums); Olah Erno, Alida Schat, Denis Koenders, Pauline Terlouw, Erica Korthals Altes, David Peijnenborgh, Tinka Regter, Seija Teeuwen (1st violin); Merijn Rombout, Lucja Domski, Wim Kok, Elizabeth Liefkes-Cats, Marianne van den Heuvel, Vera van der Bie (2nd violin); Wouter Huizinga (alto violin); Petra Griffioen (2nd violin); Norman Jansen, Julia Jowett (alto violin); Floris van Hest (viola); Iris Schut, Isabella Petersen (alto violin); Maarten Jansen, Wim Grin, Jascha Albracht (cello); Arend Liefkes, Annemieke Marinkovic (double bass); Tjerk de Vos; Alida Schat 2, Solas Trond-Viggo.
Sat 11 July 2009 17:45 - 19:00 Hudson
At a young age, Silje Nergaard
was already convinced she would become a singer. At the age of sixteen the dream of the Norwegian came true, when she performed on a jazz stage for the first time. Since that time, Nergaard has released eleven albums and worked together with renowned artists like Al Jarreau and Pat Metheny. In her early years, Nergaard was mainly inspired by Joni Mitchell and this can clearly be heard. Just like the American, Nergaard sings with a beautiful and, most of all, crystal-clear voice, that often creates emotionally charged moments and makes her performances fragile and memorable. On her latest record, A Thousand True Stories
(2009), another dream came true for the 43-year-old vocalist, because she was able to work together with her favorite arranger-conductor Vince Mendoza
and our own Metropole Orkest Strings
. At North Sea Jazz, the Norwegian diva and the orchestra will give an encore and perform live.