Marius Neset

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About Marius Neset

Jazz saxophonist Marius Neset is also a composer whose music incorporates influences from contemporary classical styles, progressive rock, and other genres. He has been hailed as a successor to progressive jazz players like Michael Brecker and Jan Garbarek and even to the so-called Third Stream jazz-classical fusion composers of the 1960s. Neset's albums often had classical influences. Lion (2014) featured the 13-member Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, while Viaduct (2019) included Neset's jazz band and the London Sinfonietta. Neset returned in 2022 with the album Manmade, a full-fledged classical saxophone concerto on the theme of climate change on which he was backed by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Edward Gardner.

Bergen, Norway
January 2, 1985
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