Jazz musician Eivind Opsvik plays Brooklyn in May

Eivind Opsvik will play

Eivind Opsvik will perform solo and with his band, Overseas.

Norwegian jazz musician Eivind Opsvik will perform three concert dates in Brooklyn during May.

Opsvik is a Norwegian musician who’s been living in New York for more than 10 years. His main instrument is the upright bass, but this adventurous artist also loves playing lap steel guitar, old organs and drums, composing music, experimenting with recording and running a record label. His main projects are Overseas, Opsvik & Jennings and his solo project.

Overseas is the name of Opsvik’s band. The band was formed in 2002 and consists of Jacob Sacks on piano and organ, Tony Malaby on tenor saxophone, Kenny Wollesen on drums, and recent addition Brandon Seabrook on guitar. Opsvik plays bass and writes all the music. Three albums have been released: Overseas (2003), Overseas II (2005) and Overseas III (2008). Overseas IV will be recorded in 2011 and released on Loyal Label.

Opsvik & Jennings, the experimental pop duo with tunesmith and guitarist Aaron Jennings, recently released its third album on CD and vinyl: “A Dream I Used to Remember” (Loyal Label).

Opsvik is working on a solo album, an audio/visual release in collaboration with photographer Michelle Arcila, on which each song will be accompanied by a photograph. Expected release on Loyal Label around summer of 2011.

Brooklyn dates:

Thursday May 12th, 9pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn

EIVIND OPSVIK solo

Eivind Opsvik – upright bass and various instruments

Tuesday May 17th, 8pm at Little Field, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn:

OVERSEAS

Jacob Sacks – piano and organ, Brandon Seabrook – guitar, Tony Malaby – tenor sax, Kenny Wollesen – drums, E.O – bass & compositions

Triple Bill with Bizingas and Marika Hughes

Overseas plays at 10pm

Tuesday May 24th, 9:30pm at Zebulon, 258 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn:

OVERSEAS

Jacob Sacks – piano and organ, Brandon Seabrook – guitar, Tony Malaby – tenor sax, Kenny Wollesen – drums, E.O – bass & more.

Source: Norway.org

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