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Bergen Big Band

[Norway] West Norway Bergen

Bergen Big Band (BBB) is a Norwegian big band established 1991 as a continuation of Knut Kristiansen's Bergen Band. Its the only professional big band in Norway with a traditional 17-piece line-up and is known from cooperations with musicians like Chris Potter, Phil Woods, Paquito D'Rivera, Joe Henderson, Maria Schneider, Diana Krall, Andy Sheppard, Karin Krog, John Surman, Palle Mikkelborg, Terje Rypdal, Django Bates, Jon Balke, Lars Jansson among others. The band is led by Dag Arnesen (piano) and Magne Thormodsæter (bass) and administrated by West Norway Jazz Centre.