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Carsten Lindholm

Nordic Jazz with Italian French American elements


“The Hoff/Somsen/Lindholm Trio plays original compositions inspired by Keith Jarrett, Enrico Pieranunzi, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Esbjörn Svensson, Rymden, Wolfgang Haffner, Russell Ferrante and Vince Mendoza, among others.
In direct contact with their audience, this Dutch-Scandinavian piano trio plays music that only knows how to unfold in the flow of improvisational forces and is therefore characterized by communicative openness, stylistic diversity and aesthetic expressiveness.
Pianist Jan Gunnar Hoff from Norway performs worldwide with his solo piano repertoire, and has worked with Mike Stern, Arve Henriksen, Audun Kleive, Anders Jormin, Gary Novak, Per Mathiesen, Alex Acuna and Horacio Hernández.. As a bandleader and co-leader he has released 23 albums and published over 250 orchestral works in various contexts. Jan Gunnar Hoff is also a Steinway Artist.
Double bass player/composer/producer Jasper Somsen from the Netherlands is known worldwide for his longstanding collaborations with Enrico Pieranunzi, Maria Mendes and Lynne Arriale. He has performed with Peter Erskine, Jorge Rossy, Joey Calderazzo, Bob Sheppard, John Beasley and Jeff Ballard, among others. He has released seven albums as leader and co-leader for Challenge Records and has been featured on more than 45 albums and film music productions.
Carsten Lindholm is a Danish drummer and composer. Artists such as Erik Truffaz, John Beasley, Reggie Washington, Pete Judge, Jim Barr, Eivind Aarset, Gunnar Halle, Thomas Siffling and Christopher Dell play on his albums.
He has played with his trio in many clubs and festivals such as ELBJAZZ, Jazz & Joy Worms, Bix Stuttgart, Domicil Dortmund, Altes Pfandhaus Köln, JazzfolkBike Syke, Jazzforum Bayreuth, Jazzclub Bamberg, Jazznmore Ingolstadt, Jazzfest Wageningen, Montmartre Copenhagen, Theatre de Caen”.
The Hoff Somsen Lindholm has played at Jazzfestivals in Corsica, Bodö, and have upcoming gigs in Denmark and Germany in 2024.

All three musicians are equal in the musical process and contribute in the same measures with improvisations and compositions. It is all about communication – the art of listening and reacting and so forcing each other deeper into the essence of the performed tune. This new jazz trio is a welcome addition to an already rich European jazz scene and will soon find followers around the globe. After hearing their debut album, I can already say: I am a fan! Wulf Müller (Austria)

Present at Jazzahead!

Carsten Lindholm

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