“Classically trained, with technique to spare, Skogstad succeeds mightily in the effort [...] with elegance and passion, tenderness and yearning, mixing the cerebral and the earthy, with intensity and grace. By turns muscular and percussive, delicate and restrained, with a smoldering tension always lurking in the background.”

(Dan McClenaghan, allabaoutjazz.com)

Håkon Magnar Skogstad (1989) is a Norwegian pianist and composer. Classically trained and versatile, his music is a symbiosis of Argentine tango, classical and jazz. He is a solo artist as well as the pianist of several critically acclaimed groups and has played concerts throughout Norway as well as in the US, Argentina, Germany, Austria and Sweden.
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