Future Society

Håkon Kornstad

Jazz saxophonist

Håkon Kornstad had already formed an international reputation as one of the up and coming jazz saxophonists in the world, bringing attention to his modern vision of Scandinavian jazz-and-beyond. Then, at 32 he discovered that he had a voice...

Now, he is combining jazz and opera in a way that is quite surprising. This is literally a tenor battle, with Kornstad singing opera arias and classical songs and accompanying himself with saxophone loops.

Håkon Kornstad’s career move is also interesting in more than one way: it is a story of innovation - and about putting what already works at stake to create something that works even better.