JAN OLE OTNÆS
Managing Director – Nasjonal Jazzscene – Victoria- Oslo, NORWAY
From 2001 – 2013 Artistic Director of Molde International Jazz Festival. In August 2013 he started his work at Nasjonal scene – Victoria, a 300 cap venue in Oslo presenting around 150 concerts pr year, one of Europe’s most important venue for jazz . Program is a variety of unestablished acts and national/ international artists like Arild Andersen, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Nils Petter Molvær, DeeDee Bridgewater, Bugge Wesseltoft, Gregory Porter, John McLaughlin etc.
Artistic and organizational director, Christoph has devoted almost half of his life to the new Porgy & Bess born in the cinemas in the center of Vienna Rondell-Kino. Born in 1968, he was artistic and organizational director of festivals such as the International Jazzfestival Saalfelden, he founded clubs such as the jazz club at the Kunsthalle Wien in the Museumsquartier and curated exhibitions on jazz.