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Håkon Kornstad is a Norwegian jazz musician who has made significant contributions to the genre through his unique style and versatile talent. Born on September 18, 1977, in Oslo, Norway, Kornstad began his musical journey at a young age, initially studying classical saxophone at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Kornstad's career took off in the early 2000s when he started experimenting with combining jazz and opera. This fusion of genres became his signature style, showcasing his remarkable ability to seamlessly transition between operatic vocals and virtuosic saxophone playing. His performances are often characterized by their emotional depth and captivating improvisation.

One of Kornstad's notable accomplishments is his critically acclaimed album "Symphonies in My Head" released in 2006. This groundbreaking work featured him performing both as a tenor saxophonist and a tenor opera singer, accompanied by a string quartet. The album received widespread praise for its innovative approach and solidified Kornstad's reputation as an artist unafraid to push boundaries.

In addition to his solo career, Kornstad has collaborated with numerous renowned musicians across various genres. He has shared the stage with artists such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Joshua Redman, further establishing himself as a respected figure in the international jazz scene.

Kornstad's dedication to his craft has garnered him several awards and nominations throughout his career.

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2024-05-17 Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, DE

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