the year 1985 - September 20
Article and translation about the Dølajazz festival 1985 in Jazznytt, nr. 4, 1985:
Translation by Dag Sirnes:
The distinctive jazz festival in Lillehammer is also beginning to reach adulthood, this year's event from 18 to 22 September is the eighth in a row. And as usual, they decided to run an almost all-Norwegian festival - that such a decision can be a great success was proved by last year's event.
Wednesday 18 September opens with a church concert, Karin Krog, John Surman and Bengt Hallberg in collaboration with a locally composed choir of 100 singers. The following day you can hear Tove Karoline Knudsen Trio, as well as local bands in the form of Swingnes and Kristi Kinsarvik Trio.
On Friday, the stage is set for NRK (Norwegian Rhythm Kings), a very interesting tradband with, among others, Tore Jensen on cornet, who recreates the Armstrong music from the late 20s. Silje Nergaard Band comes from Hamar, and the New Cool Quartet is in place, this time in collaboration with one of its great role models, the saxophonist Lee Konitz.
This year's commissioned work will be performed on Saturday, responsible for this are Knut Riisnæs, Morten Lassem and Torgrim Sollid. These three will also be soloists with this year's workshop big band, which also has Elin Rosseland, Kristi Kinsarvik and Vesla Hagen as vocal soloists. On the same day there will also be music by Thorgeir Stubø Quintet, as well as Søyr, the latter organization will also play a concert on Sunday morning.
In addition, there will be open-air concerts, children's activities and night jams - besides: Lillehammer is an exceptionally pleasant city!