(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
The first jazz impulses came to Tønsberg during the occupation, when the summer resorts engaged jazz bands, and jazz bands included Tønsberg in the tour routes. The local jazz pioneer was named Per Asplin, played the piano and was 16 when he started swing band in 1944. Four years later the band went on tour around the south coast of Bergen to Bergen. Then Asplin moved to Oslo and became popular.
Tønsberg had an extremely modest tribe of jazz musicians. There was a jazz club in the city 1954-56 and 1958-63, but those who played there most often came from Oslo. One special talent appeared in 1955, the 13-year-old trumpeter. . .
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