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“Great jazz”
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Herr Nilsen
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Cheap to enter, very, very expensive beer -- £100 for a round of beers for the band!
But the music was second to none, and the smallish sized room really created a great atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

OK, so first about what this place is NOT: It is not the Alto in Amsterdam or Fresco in Hong Kong! What I mean by that is, if you have been to either of these you already know this, that although it is small it somehow lacks the coziness and intimacy of Fresco and the general joviality of Alto. But this is not necessarily a bad thing; the place has its own unique vibe, and its good... We have been there on both our visits to Oslo and found the music to be of excellent caliber and of the purest form of jazz. I can’t be bothered with chasing big names or known bands only, often finding young or little know musicians to put forth some awesome performances as was the case during our last visit at Herr Nilsen when we saw the very talented quartet led by Elisabeth Lid Troen, an impressive young woman playing the sax.
As for expensive cover? How can you say a 15 euro cover is high in the land of 9 euro beers and 12 euro sandwiches? Norway is just expensive, especially drinks. Live with it, or don’t go to Norway… it’s a bit like complaining about lack of hot days during a Dutch summer…
Besides, I personally never mind paying a reasonable cover to support some great local talent! Her Nielsen, we’ll be back next time we’re in Oslo.

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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Based on the reviews, we decided to go to the Klubb while in Oslo. There was an over-the -hill jazz singer with a very good back up jazz band. I thought the $15 cover was high as many other venues just overcharge the drinks as did this venue. Migfht be worth it if had a known band.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

...just dropped in based on recommendation from the hotel Concierge. The group "knocked my socks off". I was told this was the first time they'd played together. Reminded me of Greenwich Village Clubs of 50's, 60's & 70's...where good music is played spontaneously...improvised for the moment. The drummer was Carl Stormer, saxophonist previously played in "Steps Ahead"; I don't remember the names of the guitarists.
My visit to Olso was defined by my visit to Herr Nilsen!!!

Paul Barco - USA

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