Håkon Kornstad


Tenor & saxophone

Håkon Kornstad already had an international reputation as a jazz saxophonist, before discovering opera. He consequently found his voice as an opera singer. His brand new project combines both these talents and has created a sensation in his native Norway.

This is, quite literally, a tenor battle, with Kornstad singing opera arias and Neapolitan songs and accompanying himself on the saxophone. Caruso meets Coltrane!

‘It could have been a virtuosic circus act, but in Kornstad’s hands was a musical tour de force.’ (The Guardian ★★★★)

‘That such an incredible talent has not reached the ears of a wider audience is truly astonishing. To anyone with even the slightest interest in jazz and opera, Kornstad is a musician who simply must be heard, for there is no one else like him! A modern legend in jazz? No doubt about it!’ (The Journal, Newcastle)

Håkon Kornstad - operatenor, tenor saxofon, fløyter, flutonett, loopmaskin