The Sami band Ánnásuolo was started by John-Kåre Hansen in 2016. The eponymous debut album was released in 2017 followed by Muohtačalmmit - Snowflakes, in 2019. Since the beginning the band has experienced a couple of lineup-changes originally starting out with lead singer Marianne Pentha and drummer Jakop Janssønn. From 2021 the band's new lead singer is Sami-artist Inger-Johanne Oskal, and also Oslo-based Jonas Karlsen is Ánnásuolo's new drummer. Together with the rest of the original members, Svein Schultz (bass), Eirik Fjelde (keys) and John-Kåre Hansen (guitar and vocals), the band had is re-release at the Smeltedigelen Art Festival in September 2021, with a great collaboration with local choir, Haukneskoret.
The crowd responded enthusiastically to Ánnásuolo, whose subtle dynamics and seductive melodies cast a lasting spell
All About Jazz
Norwegian jazz quartet, Northern Concept, was started by John-Kåre Hansen in 2012. The band released their debut album, Days, in 2013 and later followed up with January Insomnia (2019). Besides John-Kåre Hansen on guitar the group consists of Eivind Valnes (piano), Roger Arntzen (double bass) and Arild Johnsen (drums).
A class album
Beautiful and laidback quality music