Nakama was formed out of the urge to have an ensemble where I could work with some of my more experimental musical ideas. The music draws influences from European jazz, early American contemporary music, Japanese traditional music and the harmonies of the romantic classical era. Furthermore the music intimately explores the relation between content and non-content, and the possibilities of working with composed forms on a fixed musical material. Nakama is an expansive ensemble, meaning that new members are added from time to time. All members of the band are also members of the musicians’ collective Nakama Records

Adrian Løseth Waade - violin | Ayumi Tanaka - piano | Andreas Wildhagen - drums | Christian Meaas Svendsen - bass

Photo: Jan Tore Eriksen

Photo: Jan Tore Eriksen