The Befawara jazz Quartet

Befawara is a jazz project from the city of Bergen in Norway. It is a jazz quartet consisting of musicians from the Grieg-academy in Bergen and the University of Cape town in South-Africa. Their music focus on improvisation and interaction. This creates a exploratory, energetic and melodic sound. The music is in constant development and they trying to break free from individual norms within form, harmony and defining roles. In the autumn of 2015 they received school funding to do a tour, and I got to create the tour-identity for the jazzband. Inspired by their sound, and creative vision, I wanted to visually communicate what Befawara creates through sound. With simple forms, I created a design element from the letters in the band name. The design element is the main focus in the identity. It shows random movement but in a structured set-up, with purpose, just as their music.