Bergen Big Band

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Bergen Big Band is a professional big band established in 1991, and has its roots all the way back to Bergen Band in the 70s. In the course of its 30 years of existing, BBB has performed on some of the world’s greatest jazz festivals with many of the world’s leading jazz performers, such as Nils Petter Molvær, Paquito D’Rivera, Diana Krall, Chris Potter, Terje Rypdal, Palle Mikkelborg, Erlend Skomsvoll, Phil Woods, Django Bates, Andy Sheppard, Karin Krog, John Surman, Arild Andersen, Jon Balke, Joe Henderson, Marius Neset and Maria Schneider.  

As one of Norway’s leading professional big bands, the band strives to continuously revitalize by collaborating with some of the world’s leading composers and jazz artists. Bergen big band also wishes to give something back to the community by arranging workshops and courses for young promising talents in the region. BBB has to this day released 7 records, and in 2005 they were nominated to Spellemannsprisen in the category of Jazz with their debut album Seagull.

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