It’s not often you find such a huge amount of indisputably cutting-edge jazz potential packed into a single trio, but with GURLS, that’s exactly what you get. Wait – did we just say ‘potential’? These prize-winning people have moved far beyond that stage. They’ve already started realising their massive potential and were already sounding like a finished product a long time ago.
GURLS is made up of three of Norway’s most sought-after musicians – all of them taking what they themselves confess is a musical holiday. With their playful energy, sassy self confidence and multitudes of experience in their own bands and projects, together these three consummate musicians have formed a gently funky unit that communicates spontaneously and goes deep.
The group’s debut album, Run Boy, Run, is a genre-hopping witches’ brew, stirred up by musicians whose lyrical playfulness addresses gender roles and norms, humour and confrontational female sexuality. GURLS are righteous, refreshing and bold as brass. [Relying solely on the sensuous, acoustic interplay of sax and double bass (no drums!) for instrumentation, and constantly passing the vocal baton between themselves, GURLS have landed on new and unexplored territory.]
GURLS features founder Hanna Paulsberg on saxophone and vocals; Ellen Andrea Wang on bass and vocals; and vocalist Rohey Taalah who, with her group Rohey, is on the road to success in her own right.
Hanna Paulsberg – saxophone & vocals
Ellen Andrea Wang – bass & vocals
Rohey Taalah – vocals
Ebeli Show: Ella & Helmet
Ella von Weissenberg – vocals
Milla von Weissenberg – piano
Lauri Viljavuori – guitar
Oskari Ojala – bass
Marko Rintamäki – drums
Ebeli Show 7 PM, GURLS 8 PM
Original Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, Tapionaukio 3, Espoo
Tickets at the door 17 € | Tickets in advance are available at Lippu.fi
No age limit
Dinner is available at the show by booking a table in advance from the Tapiola Garden restaurant Grill It! Booking a table at the club requires both dining and buying a ticket in advance.