Our intimate club is inspired by New York’s jazz scene. The club has its own entrance and is located in the basement of Amerikalinjen. With a stage, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, a kitchen and dining facilities, Gustav can accommodate many types of events and arrangements.
The club is named after Gustav Henriksen, the founder of Amerikalinjen. In the years prior to the opening of the Norwegian American Line he was met with huge resistance, but Gustav knew that people wanted to explore, and in 1913 the first ship left the dock. His work was the start of a 60-year long adventure – for all the thousands of people who emigrated, for Amerikalinjen and for Norway. Let yourself be inspired! The club reflects Gustav’s playful, New York and jazzy side.
Come join us for Weekend Jazz sessions and experience smoky tunes and an electric atmosphere: you will always feel welcome!
Program and tickets for the Winter Season 2024 are available below and will run Fridays and Saturdays starting February at Club Gustav. Full program will be announced shortly.
01/03 & 02/03: Felix Peikli & Friends ft. Lise Mæland - Women in Jazz: Diva Night!
Highlighting the contributions of female powerhouses in the entertainment industry, spanning from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin, Julie London to Amy Winehouse, Jazz emerges as the nurturing ground for remarkable talent. In commemoration of International Women's Day, we extend an invitation to a sophisticated Divas Night. The event promises a diverse program, showcasing the artistry of numerous heroines in the realm of jazz. We extend a warm invitation to witness the exceptionally gifted vocalist Lise Mæland. Seen on “Stjernekamp” and “Lindmo”, she returns to Club Gustav teaming up with Felix Peikli & Friends to pay homage to Women in Jazz!
08/03 & 09/03: Felix Peikli & Friends ft. Bruna Santana (BZ) Women in Jazz: Brazilian Night!
By channeling the rhythms and musicality of Carlos Jobim, notably as interpreted by the esteemed Stan Getz and paying homage to the unparalleled Elis Regina, Brazilian jazz has indelibly carved its distinct niche in the annals of musical history. This genre stands as a unique and significant contribution to the rich tradition of jazz, perpetuating its own sonic identity. We extend a warm invitation to witness a Club Gustav premiere: the wonderful vocalist Bruna Santana, who, in collaboration with Felix Peikli & Friends, will unveil a selection from the illustrious Brazilian Jazz repertoire. Join us in this celebration of exotic rhythms and unforgettable melodies!
15/03 & 16/03: Felix Peikli & Friends ft. Alphonso Horne (USA) - Remembering Louis Armstrong
Nicknamed “Satchmo”, “Satch” and “Pops”, the trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential figures in the 20th century with his career spanning more than 5 decades and several eras of jazz. With his instantly recognizable rich, gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer and skillful improviser. By the end of Armstrong's life, his influence had spread to popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first popular African-American entertainers to "cross over" to wide popularity with white and international audiences. We extend a warm invitation to witness a Club Gustav premiere: the exceptionally gifted trumpeter and vocalist Alphonso Horne. The Multi-GRAMMY Award nominee Alphonso Horne thrills audiences with his soulful sound and dramatic sensibility. The true embodiment of class and eclecticism, Alphonso has collaborated with artists from all genres and disciplines including Wynton Marsalis, Patti Labelle and Rihanna. Teaming up with Felix Peikli & Friends they’ll pay homage to the one and only, Louis Armstrong!
22/03 & 23/03: Felix Peikli & Friends ft. Knut Kippersund Season Finale: The Music of Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra, an American singer and actor, earned the monikers "Chairman of the Board" and "Ol' Blue Eyes," attaining recognition as one of the foremost entertainers of the mid-20th century. Widely regarded as an iconic figure, Sinatra holds a position among the world's top-selling music artists, boasting an estimated 150 million record sales. We are delighted to announce the participation of esteemed Club Gustav favorite, Knut Kippersund, for our Winter Season Finale. Renowned for his exceptional vocal talent and captivating entertainment, Mr. Kippersund will collaborate with Felix Peikli & Friends to bring a fitting conclusion to the season with a performance celebrating the timeless music of Frank Sinatra!