Biographie Harald Lassen
is a child of the highly creative and constantly blooming music scene in Oslo. His growing acclaim and reputation as a unique creative force within Norwegian jazz and other creative music is not only justified but plain for all to hear. «Harald´s music is jazz, but jazz of a different shape and colour. Such music can only come from a free and open mind» wrote international music press after his third and latest album «Human Samling» was released in 2020. The album was nominated for best jazz album of the year in the Norwegian Grammy Awards. Together with his lively and soulful band Lassen centers his music around inviting tunes from his catalogue and brings the listener on a liberating adventure. Grounded and soaring at the same time. A good place to be in!
Harald Lassen was in an early aged picked up by jazz legends like Jon Christensen and Arild Andersen and has gradually staked out his own course through a huge amounts of bands, collabs and artistic directions, from the underground techno scene in Oslo to church music to commercial pop music. His international career started with the trendsetting indie jazz band Pixel(2010-2017) and toured in the same period with the award winning band Mopti and the ”must see” costume orchestra Dr. Kay and His Interstellar Tone Scientists. Beside his own band Harald is currently playing with the popular Norwegian pop band No. 4 and in a new duo with singer Susanna Wallumrød.
Back in 2016 Harald Lassen released his first solo album ”Rainbow Session” in collaboration with Belgian LABtrio which is just one of many national and international artist he has worked with along his musical path; Jon Christensen, Bendik Baksaas, Ellen Andrea Wang, Corrie Dick, Rob Luft, Cassandra Jenkins, Anja Lauvdal, Sondre Lerche, Mohammed Matona and so on.
"Lassen makes you feel you´re part of something spontanious and real – here and now you are very lucky” - JazziNorge
"Remarkably beautiful and pleasant sounding music for our times" - Dagens Næringsliv