Next Step is one of the most productive booking- /management agencies in the norwegian music- and artsfield. Next Step produces more than 150 projects a year, including single event concerts, tours and other music and art related activities.
The history of the company goes back to 1981, when managing director Rolf Bugge started working for the Norwegian Jazz Federation promoting artists and booking tours, at the same time he started working for the International Molde Jazz Festival as booking manager – which led to his first company Giant Step, founded in 1994, together with The Norwegian Jazz Federation and Molde Jazz Festival.
Next Step has provided concerts in Norway and abroad for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Rickie Lee Jones, Van Morrison and Bobby McFerrin, to mention JUST a few.
Next Step, founded in year 2000, consists today of owners:
Rolf Bugge – Managing director
Jan Erik Dæhli – Chairman of the board
Magne Orten – Board member
Tobias Rødal Gimnæs – Finance and accounting
Morten Lunde – Lawyer
Elisabeth Høye Calmeyer – Projects
Kirsten Jorun Hansen – Production