DreamTeam - Transform

Jan Magne Førdes DreamTeam
Norway/Brazil/Ivory Coast

One of the highlights of our program is the annual DreamTeam Concert where we ask a regional world musician to put together his dream team.

This year it’s Jan Magne Førde. A trumpetist and composer, well known from the group The Brazz Brothers. Førde hails from Langevåg in Sunnmøre, but has made Trondheim his freelance base for the last 35 years. He has released four solo albums and contributed to more than a hundred albums with other artists. And he has toured in more than forty countries. A true World Musician!

Førde’s music and expression is often described as traditional music with a modern feel, with roots clearly based in jazz. Particularly his meetings with African musicians has influenced his compositions. The Transform Festival is very pleased to have Førde with us this year and for the DreamTeam Concert he has teamed up with the group YADOH, where the percussionist Kossa Diomande from the Ivory Coast is a central member.

We’re expecting an explosive concert with the group of musical magicians and enthusiasts!

Jan Magne Førde – trumpet
Kenneth Ekornes – percussion
Kossa Diomande – Yadoh-drums
Olav Torget – guitar
Tiago da Silva Mendes – bass