– Had a good time travelling and doing concerts and festivals in the Milan area and Edinburgh last year. Thank you very much for having me and my music.

– I did two new recordings of solo material in the fall of 2018, written in Berlin during the summer. The first one for solo acoustic guitar `Simple Pieces & Paper Cut-Outs´, is just finished and will be released this spring as both an album and as a 40-page score on Hubro. The second was recorded in Oslo in December and will be mixed this spring. It is a collaboration with great musicians Ole Morten Vågan on upright bass, Kåre Opheim on drums and percussion and Hans Hulbækmo on drums, percussion, vibraphone and flutes.

– We just recorded the project `Hildo´, commission for Rikscenen and last year´s Vossajazz with Tore Brunborg and Berit Opheim, and we will be touring Norway in February and in the fall. Here´s a link to the first part of the tour: https://vestnorsk.jazzinorge.no/2019/01/18/hildo/

– I´m also looking forward to new collaborations with Erlend Apneseth this year, both theater music at Riksscenen,  https://www.riksscenen.no/jon-fosse-nokon-kjem-til-a-kome.6169335-477502.html, a new recording in April featuring the great trio Moskus, and a commission piece for Kongsberg Jazz Festival in July.

– Frode Haltli has asked me to step in as a guest musician at his commission to Vossajazz 2019, https://vossajazz.no/arrangement/avant-folk/, and at Jazzahead in Bremen in April, looking very much forward to that too.

– Excited to play at this upcoming event of free improv at Bergen Kjøtt in February with the lineup of Jon Irabagon, Per Jørgensen, John Hegre, Nils Drønen and myself: https://www.facebook.com/events/814764258878607/


Solo concert at Suoni Mobili Festival, Italy in August

– Friday 3rd of August 2018 in Merate Circolo Tennis Roveda, Milan, Italy
– Saturday 4th of August 2018 at Lecco Piazza Garibaldi, Lecco/Milan, Italy



  • New art & music performance coming up: 13th of September – with Mari Kvien Brunvoll at Montag/UIB, Bergen, NO
  • Opening art exhibition with Ole Ludvig Krüger 2nd of October at Fana Kulturhus, NO

Pictures from the Cosmolodic tour + a few more concerts

Check out pictures from the concert at Bergen Kjøtt here:


Slået op af Vossa Jazz3. februar 2018

and here:

Slået op af Bergen Kjøtt4. februar 2018

Slået op af Bergen Kjøtt4. februar 2018

Will play a duo-concert with Mari Kvien Brunvoll at Victoria Nasjonale Jazzscene next saturday:



Also, check out the new project Hildo, ready for Vossajazz and Riksscenen, Oslo, here: https://vossajazz.no/arrangement/hildo/

and here: http://www.riksscenen.no/opheimbrunborg-hildo.6063118-439509.html

Cosmolodic Orchestra Tour 2018

Per Jørgensen – trompet, vokal
Kjetil Møster – saxofoner, bassklarinett, elektronikk
Mari Kvien Brunvoll – vokal, elektronikk
Ole Morten Vågan – kontrabass
Kåre Opheim – trommer, perkusjon
Stein Urheim – gitarer, elektronikk, vokal

– Fredag 26. januar – Vaksdal Musikklubb, Vaksdal konsertstart 21:00

– Lørdag 27. januar – Dokkhuset, Trondheim konsertstart 20:00

– Mandag 29. januar – Lyd – Haugesund Billedgalleri, Haugesund, konsertstart 20:00

– Fredag 2. februar – Nasjonal Jazzscene – Oslo konsertstart 21:00

– Lørdag 3. februar – Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen konsertstart 20:30

– Søndag 4. februar – Kabuso, Øystese, Hardanger konsertstart 18:00


Nytt album – Utopian Tales ute nå:

“….både Vossa Jazz-konserten og de studioinnspilte låtene virker å vokse fra samme rot der det strekker seg mot lytteren med atskillig mer livsbejaende utopi enn mørk dystopi i stemningsmangfoldet av klangskyer, sarte melodier og nikkene mot den elektriske Miles…..
Utopian Tales er et bemerkelsesverdig album, med løftekraft av sjelden styrke.” – Terje Mosnes

“A magical realm” – Mojo Magazine

«Utopian Tales offers the listener a series of heady out-of-body experiences
without the need to spend hours in a floatation tank.» – Record Collector

Concerts – Utopian Tales and more

  • 7th of October 2017 – Solo concert at Kunstnernes Hus as a part of a label night with Hubro, Sofa and 3db, Oslo, NO


Cosmolodic Orchestra Tour 2018:

– Fredag 26. januar – Vaksdal Musikklubb, Vaksdal

– Lørdag 27. januar – Dokkuset, Trondheim

– Mandag 29. januar – Musikklubben i Haugesund

– Fredag 2. februar – Nasjonal Jazzscene – Oslo

– Lørdag 3. februar – Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen

– Søndag 4. februar – Kabuso, Øystese, Hardanger


  • 28. of October 2017 – Duo Concert w/Jørgen Træen at art gallery Rom For, Haugesund


Mini solo-concert at art gallery Langegården

Tomorrow, the 4th of February, I will be opening Ida Helland-Hansens excellent, brand new exhibition Feltarbeid at art Gallery Langegården with a mini concert, presenting solo material from earlier recordings as well as the upcoming release.

The concert starts at 1pm, and will be performed on an acoustic guitar with special artwork made by Ida.

A little update for 2016/2017

Since it´s been a while, here comes a little update on some of the things that happened last fall:

– A few fine solo-concerts:

at the Peace Academy in Jondal last August,
and at a Japanese no nukes arrangement at Litteraturhuset (House of Literature), Bergen

– Quite a few jazz-gigs with trio (Gateway-tribute with drummer Frank Jacobsen and double bass-player Alex Grieg) and quintet (with Helen Eriksen and others) at local jazz clubs in and around Bergen

– 3 weeks of school concert tour with trumpeter and singer Per Jørgensen and Frank Jacobsen

– Noise/experimental-duo-concert with sound wizard Jørgen Træen on modular synthesizer
(with an intense second set by Lasse Marhaug)
at Action Jazz Christmas special-concert at Bergen Kjøtt

– Great duo-concert with Mari Kvien Brunvoll at VOLT art arrangement at Landmark in December

– The Strandebarm album featured on the Quietus best of 2016 album-list.
Lots of really good reviews in other forums as well (check out the press-page)

– Been working a lot in the studio to record and mix material for a new album, based on last year´s commission work for the Voss Jazz festival


– Just been to the studio with Erlend Apneseth and band, performing Nattsongar, a commission for last year´s Førde folk festival, due to release this upcoming spring

We´re playing 6 concerts with the ensemble in April/May:

5.4 Fryd Scene, Ål
6.4 Riksscenen, Oslo
8.5 Ni Muser, Trondheim
9.5 Galleri Fenka, Levanger
10.5 Vårt Hjem, Steinkjer
11.5 Kulturhuset, Namsos


– Quite a few local jazz club-gigs coming up, tribute to Ornette Coleman, groups with saxophonists Helen Eriksen and Kjetil Møster and others,
And more school concerts with Per Jørgensen and Frank Jacobsen

– Will work on and finish the new album for the Hubro-label in the next few weeks
(more updates on live events and album releases later)

Wishing everyone a decent and meaningful new year!


Really good reviews on both commissioned work and the new solo album:

Voss concert:



New album:



Concerts, spring 2016

8th of February: Green Hours Jazzfest, duo w/Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Bucuresti, Romania

20th of March: Commisioned work, Vossajazz, Voss, Norway

14th of May: Release concert, new solo album, the old store at Fosse, Strandebarm, NO

22nd of May: Release concert, Utmark, double concert w/Sir Richard Bishop, Landmark, Bergen, NO

26th of May: Guest musician, commissioned work, Strings & Timpani, Nattjazz, Bergen, NO

5th of June: Guest musician, release concert, Meelodi, Bergen Music Festival, Bergen, NO

9th of July: Guest musician, commissioned work, Erlend Apneseth, Førdefestivalen, NO


Duo concerts with Mari Kvien Brunvoll, summer/fall 2015

11th of August: Oslo Jazzfestival, releaseparty, St. Edmunds Church, NO

28th of August: In-store concert at Robot, Bergen, NO

14th of October: Liesches Keller, Berlin, Germany

16th of October: Jazzhouse Wochenende, Hamburg, Germany

29th of October: Bergen International Music Festival, releaseparty, Bergen, NO

September 2014 mini tour, Norway:

– Sunday 21st: Handelslaget, Fosse, Strandebarm
– Thursday 25th: Tre brør Café, Voss
– Friday 26t: Club Bele, Balestrand
– Saturday 27th: Drøs Café, Ulvik
– Sunday 28th: Logen Bar, Bergen (double concert w/ Leiv Reed)

Reviews/Video page/Concerts

Really good reviews on the new album! Check out the Press-page.

Album of the month in Canadian magazine Textura.

Videos from the concert at Bergen Jazzforum available at the brand new Video-page.

More gigs coming up:

-Friday 23rd of May: mini-concert at the opening of the art exhibition BÅRD BREIVIK. HISTORY – Tårnsalen/KODE 4, Bergen, NO

-Friday 26t of September: Club Bele jazz club, Balestrand, NO

-Saturday 27th of September: Drøs Kafé, Ulvik, NO

More concert dates TBA soon

Updated concert list

March 6st: Release in Oslo at Riksscenen, NO
March 8th: Nesodden Jazzklubb, Vanntårnet, Nesodden, NO
March 12th: Moskus, Trondheim, NO
March 14th: Bergen Jazzforum, Verftet, Bergen, NO
May 9th: Alumnusdagane 2014, Universitetet, Bergen, NO

Concerts 2014

January 31st: Pre-release for the new album, After office-concert at Borealis office, Vertfet, Bergen
March 6st: Release in Oslo at Riksscenen
March 7th: Mini-concert at Big Dipper vinyl store, Oslo
March 8th: Nesodden Jazzklubb, Vanntårnet, Nesodden
March 14th: Bergen Jazzforum, Verftet, Bergen
More dates will be announced soon.