With the album ”Blått Hjerte” (Blue heart) the jazz ensemble “Schow Trio” made one of the sweetest album of Christmas-time in 2013.
The album is a recording of instrumental versions of Norwegian folk tunes, hymns and carols, accompanied by two new compositions by Schow Trio.
The songs are calm compositions with a jazztrio accompanied by several guest musicians and the fantastic folk-musician Åsne Valland Nordli who is contributing on three of the tracks. The album is a mixture of contemporary music and folk music alongside their jazz fundament.
Schow Trio is pianist John Vegard Schow, Sebastian Haugen-Markussen on the double-bass and Thomas Gallatin on the drums.
John Vegard Schow has since 2001 worked as a musician, composer, producer and arranger of pop, jazz and gospel. He has produced several CDs and been co-composer for music to TV that´s been sold to more than 180 countries.
The musicians in the band have been nominated to Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy), and have played with a lot of well known Norwegian artists like Marit Larsen, Odd Nordstoga, Maria Solheim, Sigvart Dagsland, Siri Nilsen, Tôg, Karoline Krüger, LidoLido and Rune Larsen among others.