Sat, October 19, 2019, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Donation $10.00-$25.00 at the door – 100% of the donation goes to the artists.
House concert–private location in Cotati. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Örjan Hultén Orion—a quartet with Torbjörn Gulz on piano, Anders Langörgen on double bass, Peter Danemo on drums, and led by Örjan on saxophones—has been touring internationally in Europe, most recently in the UK. They have received wide acclaim for their unique Scandinavian blend with threads woven in from Balkan and other musical traditions.
“Orion is an extraordinary band with the ability to combine various of musical styles in a concept of modern jazz. In his compositions, Örjan Hultén moves effortlessly across boundaries and musical genres. Here and there Middle Eastern and Balkan traits can be heard while one can distinguish traces from Wayne Shorter or Joni Mitchell in other parts.”
Extract from review by Chris Baber from the UK tour in 2017: ”Anyone who is still laboring under the misapprehension that there is a single, homogeneous genre of “scandijazz”, and that it is dark and brooding, really must get to an Orion gig. This is powerful, positive, uplifting music of the highest order. Of all the various musical styles that jazz employs, the use of major chords in 5/4 time is a core aspect of the style of bop of which this group are masters. What they also bring is a strong Balkan flavor in some of their tunes that gives their sound a uniqueness and freshness. …… If you have friends or loved ones who are not sure if they like jazz, take them to an Orion gig to show them what great jazz could sound like. If you have friends and loved ones who like jazz, take them to an Orion gig.”