News: Ysteriet Kro og Scene AS er nå etablert og fikk klubbmedlemskap i Norsk Jazzforum oktober 2014.
YKS drifter et kombinert demo studio/prescene har krovirksomhet og Live Scene i den gamle ysterigården i Misvær.  

News: IAP agree about booking the Janoska Ensemble

News: IAP agree about booking for the band Mara and the Inner Strangeness.

 UrBand Camp

The festival UrBand Camp 2015 will be hold in period September 17th - 20th


Arkhangelsk Regional Non profit Voluntary Organization for art and culture

Go to our homepage and read more about the VAE project , ARNVO and Urband Camp in English and Russian language.
We have also a Russian social network page for UrBand Camp at  

4 Essential

This new group brings together an all-star line up of international players from today’s jazz scene, offering a repertoire of original compositions which seamlessly melds jazz, classical, eastern european fusion, melody and groove. IntraAct Productions booking 4 essential for Scandinavia.


Thierry Maillard       

THIERRY MAILLARD  (piano -vocal) Recorded his first CD as leader in NewYork. «PARIS NEW YORK » was released in 1998 on Polygram jazz with John Patitucci with on bass and Dennis Chambers on drums. Thierry performs with (Bobby Shew, John Pattucci, Dennis Chambers, UZEB, Biréli Lagrène. Didier Lockwood...)




Debora Seffer

DEBORA SEFFER (violin - vocal) Of Hungarian origin, daughter of Yochk’o Seffer, she formed her own quartet in 1992, playing various festivals in France and several concerts abroad. Debora records and performs with Kenny Werner, Billy Hart, Ornette Coleman, Marcel Azzola, Christian Escoudé, Dennis Chambers, Biréli Lagrène, Larry Coryell... Django d’Or (France): best up-and-coming artist 1993.



Dominique Di Piazza Foto Anna Capdevila

DOMINIQUE DI PIAZZA (bass) An international musician with a unique personality, he has created his own highly individual bass technique. Dominique won «Best Album of the Year» in 2001 at the «Victoire de la Musique» (Biréli Lagrène and Dennis Chambers...)



Yoann Schmidt

YOANN SCHMIDT (drums) A gifted young drummer with surprising maturity, Yoann is both versatile and energizing (Biréli Lagrène, Amar Sundy) He is increasingly present on the scene today, and already has a very promising career.


Voici aussi un article dans "bass guitar MAGAZINE " de Londres

4 Essential (Dominique Di Piazza) , Plus Loin Music

"It’s been a while since we’ve heard French bass maestro Dominique Di Piazza in a pure modern jazz setting, but he more than makes up for lost time on this burning quartet date. What’s perhaps most pertinent about Di Piazza’s approach is his flexibility as both accompanist and soloist, which even extends to him unleashing some flamenco-style acoustic guitar, such is his technical command and vast harmonic knowledge. It’s the electric bass’ ability to stretch from low mewing almost double bass lines, given that uniquely warm fretless tone thanks top Di Piazza’s patented bridge system that allows a fretted instrument to create long sustained notes, including chords, thanks to wooden saddles on the bridge. It’s also his probing, cajoling approach to interacting with young drummer Yoann Schmidt, pianist Thierry Maillard and violinist Debora Seffer that brings boiling excitement to the surface across this varied set.
Opening with a John McLaughlin-esque guitar intro, full of rubato swells, ‘Pierre de Lune’ soon hits its stride with some pirouetting unison lines between piano and bass while Seffer’s violin carves out a plaintive melody on top. But this is a group of supreme dynamic control opening up plenty of spaces during solos, while Di Piazza and Schmidt set about some terse rhythmic interplay. Di Piazza’s solo prowess is little short of awe-inspiring, particularly when soloing on guitar, his luminous lines are fluid and melodic, while his fleet-fingered outings on bass dive into darker territory which for all his speed (and he’s one of the fastest around) his ideas are crystal clear, executed with swashbuckling virtuosity.

Exploring a hybrid of flamenco, French folk and fusion this is an exciting, sometimes explosive, quartet date from a promising new band on a record that’s well worth tracking down."

Mike Flynn

IntraAct Productions
8100 Misvær
Cell: +47 41646189 994 973 312