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The Ivan Mazuze Quartet presents world jazz at its best. The band is led by Ivan Mazuze, a Norway based composer and jazz saxophonist of Mozambican origin who has worked with the likes of Omar Sosa and Hermeto Pascoal. Deeply rooted in African jazz, his melodic tunes are a blend of old and new, a merge of east and west, a mix of style and substance. They are backed by a powerful rhythm section consisting of electric bass and acoustic piano as pillars, which gives space for improvisation and creates a landscape that moves between jazz and the African urban soundscape. David Fischel writes, “There is a kind of benevolence and compassion about Ivan’s work that lifts you and makes feel good inside.” Anya Wassenbeg of Arts and Culture Maven observes, "Ivan has the confidence of a runner who can go at top speed if necessary but who knows the value of superb phrasing and tone.”

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  IVAN MAZUZE QUARTET (NORWAY)