Music magazine MOJO probably said it best when they described HEDVIG MOLLESTAD TRIO’s incandescent psych rock/jazz blueprint, hypothesizing they sound exactly like the kind of music Jimi Hendrix would have likely have composed had he made it past 27.

Led by Norwegian guitar hero Hedvig Mollestad, this power trio offers an arena where the jazz aficionados and classic rock headbangers rub shoulders. Mollestad, Ellen Brekken (bass) and Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (drums) unleash free-form jazz-fusion odysseys with the same cool aplomb as rip-roaring heavy metal riff-fests – no less doing it dressed in stylish apparel.

Hedvig Mollestad Trio are the rare band that deftly mix swagger with studiousness, and when they perform you immediately sense a glee and adventure in trying to reconcile uncharted territories between Black Sabbath and John McLaughlin. No band is more equipped to burst your bubble in fun and expressive ways; Hedvig Mollestad Trio pioneers the future and revives the past with unwavering passion.

– Jasper Willems

Date: April 19

Time: 20:00 - 21:15

Stage: Paradox