To say that Oslo born Haakon Graf has been involved in the music business is an understatement. Countless Jazz Festivals since 1973 - innumerable musical compositions for film, TV and radio - production, arranging, writing and keyboard performance for so many varying artists that it would make our collective heads spin to list them. I tried when I went to his Facebook page and I gave up :) The fact of the matter is that Haakon has been perfecting his skills for a long time. The consummate proof of that is when you hear his group, Graffiti. Two of the musicians in the ensemble are known well in the Baltimore/DC area - drummer extraordinaire Dennis Chambers and Bass Master Gary Grainger. Rounding out this amazing band is the Swedish guitar legend, Ulf Wakenius. When Haakon visits on Thursday, we'll hear three fabulous tracts from Graffiti - and we'll hear what's on the horizon for 2012. Flora Purim once said about our guest that he was her favorite musician. When you hear him for the first time - or become re-acquainted with this Keyboard Wizard, that praise will resonate. All I know is that Haakon and I have been friends on "My Space" for the last five years. Not sure what that means in the scheme of things, but it's about time that we had an interview - he said so :) We'll see you at 3 p.m. Eastern U.S.. time. Music kicks off the program at 2!
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