Jørgen Sandvik was awarded the Norwegian grammy for his first solo album “Permanent Vacation” released in 2018. The album was was soon recognised as a fresh contribution to the blues by blues oriented radio-stations around the world. “Jørgen Sandvik moves the blues forward” is one of the many quotes from reviews. Another nice one from the the legendary Knut Reiersrud: “everything he touches turns to gold”
Kinda jazz, or the shape of blues to come?
Jørgen thinks of the blues more as a state of mind than a musical genre. He is also influenced by jazz legends like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and Django Reinhart. His blues influences are Peter Green, Skip James, BB King, John Mayall and Leadbelly to mention a few. Country, folk music and hints of Beatles and even Black Sabbath is also a part of the Jørgen Sandvik sound.