June
Sat.29  8pm & 10pm

NORDIC JAZZ 2013 - EIVIND OPSVIK'S OVERSEAS (NORWAY) - More Info

 

Eivind Opsvik's Overseas

 

Jacob Sacks - piano

Brandon Seabrook - guitar

Jeff Davis - drums

Eivind Opsvik - bass

 

Eivind Opsvik is a Norwegian musician who’s been living in New York for close to

fifteen years years

 

His main projects are his band “Overseas”, the instrumental chamber-pop duo Opsvik

& Jennings and his solo project.

 

His band, “Overseas” has been together for over ten years and they continue to play

venues in New York City and festivals in the US and abroad. Eivind writes and

arranges all the music.

 

In the spring of 2012 they released their fourth album, aptly called “Overseas IV”.

All Music had this to say: "a unique-sounding album that's also an unqualified

success thanks to Opsvik's vision and a great band"

 

Downbeat chimed in: "Eivind Opsvik's new opus belongs to a unique musical universe”

 

And About.Com wrote this: “..transport the listener to another time and place,

creating a cinematic experience that goes beyond the average “jazz” record."

 

Opsvik & Jennings released their third album on CD and Vinyl; “A Dream I Used to

Remember” (Loyal Label) in 2009.

 

Eivind is currently working on a solo album.

 

Eivind plays/has played in the bands of Paul Motian, Tony Malaby, David Binney,

Kris Davis and Nate Wooley and collaborated with among others Bill Frisell, Brian

Blade, Nasheet Waits, Paal Nilssen-Love, Chris Potter and Mat Maneri.

 

Although his instrument is the bass, he also plays various other instruments like

lap steel guitar, old analog keyboards and drums, and is also heavily involved in

recording and mixing, composing and creating music, and running a record label;

Loyal Label.