One of the artists the participants at Hemnesjazz can see tonight is the Swedish jazz singer Amanda Ginsburg. With his home base in Copenhagen and Stockholm, the artist often has concerts in larger metropolises than Hemnesberget.
– That jazz gets out to the small places like Hemnesberget seems to me to be quite cool, she says.
Ginsburg believes that even though the language of the song is different, festival-goers will enjoy themselves.
– I write my own songs and those who come to listen to me will hear a lot of text. So I want them to follow along in Swedish, she says with a smile and continues:
– My lyrics stick to everyday life. What I think about is what I make singer av. These are feelings and thoughts that people have. They will recognize themselves.
– My foot often moves to my own music, says Ginsburg at last, and explains that she does it to keep up with her own singer.
She is an artist who grew up with music at home and even her own sister is an artist in Paris today.
– My whole family played a lot of jazz when I was growing up. The music is something playful and it’s so different from anything else.
Another person on Hemnesberget who has played a lot of music is Erling Skjevelnes, he is retired.
Skjevelnes lived a short period of the music in the 60s.
– I play in a big band in Sandnessjøen, he says from the boat dock on Hemnesberget.
– That’s what you have to say, big band and jazz are basically the same, but you have to trick the other party into thinking it’s a big band you’re listening to, says Skjevelnes with a loud voice at the end.
Skjevelnes has not made any plans for the evening. He says that he does not want to recommend anything either.
– To find something you like. It is a bit difficult to explain. You have to get your footing, he says with many decades of musical experience.
The former long-haul driver aims for what in the environment is called getting foot. When the music takes over and the foot finds its own rhythm.
– I like melodious jazz best, says Skjevelnes from Sandnessjøen.
His wife is also at Hemnesberget, this is a tradition for every summer. They do not yet know where they are going tonight. They improvise.