Judith Hill plays in Olavshallen on 8 May 2024. Photo: Ginger Sole Photography

First artist release for Jazzfest 2024!

Now we will reveal the first four concerts on the poster in May 2024!

We get a star visit from Judith Hill and her band in Olavshallen on 8 May, the pop icons D'Sound are back with the original line-up at Byscenen on 11 May, former NTNU Ambassador Siril Malmedal Hauge has written brand new music for her project Rhiza Song at Dokkhuset 11 May, and Trøndelag Big Band invites to a hard-swinging big band concert with superstar Anthony Strong at Byscenen on 10 May. We look forward to it!

Photo: Thor Egil Leirtrø / BERRE

Welcome to Julejazz 2023!

Julejazz (Christmas jazz) on 28 December has become an annual tradition, and a popular meeting place for all the city's music lovers.

Trondheim's unique jazz scene fills the Scandic Nidelven Hotel with good music and a great atmosphere, and keeps it going non-stop from 18.00 until well past midnight. The event has grown into the country's largest indoor concert event under the same roof. In 2022, close to 80 musicians performed on three different stages with around 20 concerts.

Among other things, you will hear Mambo Compañeros, Trøndelag Big Band, Anna Berentina Røe Band, Førdenasane and much more!

Photo: Arne Hauge

See photos from Joyn-In! Musical family day in Olavshallen

Jazzfest and Olavshallen invited for the second year in a row to a big musical family day with concerts, workshops, disco, film, treasure hunt, drawing, dancing, face painting, competitions and much more.

Around 1,500 children and adults came through the doors of Olavshallen that day, and had a great time with the various activities that took place throughout the building.

See photos here!


Joyn-In! Musical family day in Olavshallen

On Sunday 15th of October, every corner of Olavshallen will be filled with concerts, workshops, disco, dance and music from several parts of the world and fun activities for children.

The program starts at 12:00 –and everything is FREE.
Save the date and stay tuned for detailed program!

In collaboration with Idrettsrådet i Trondheim and Trondheim Kommune there will be a stand where you can borrow a translator. There will be guides available who translates to Ukrainian, Somalian, Arabic, Dari, Urdu, Pashto and English.

Siril Malmedal Hauge was appointed NTNU Ambassador 2021/22. Photo: Arne Hauge

Siril Malmedal Hauge writes a commissioned work for Jazzfest 2024!

Siril Malmedal Hauge - Rhiza Song

We are very happy that former NTNU Ambassador Siril Malmedal Hauge is writing new music for Jazzfest 2024 with support from the Norwegian Composers Foundation.

This is what Siril herself says about the Rhiza Song project:

"As in a web of roots, messages are sent in a network of communication - a kind of secret language. In this work I feel like digging in the soil and getting my fingers a little dirty. Making life, fishing for fine fibers, intertwining threads, digging in roots, and looking for fertile ground for musical biotopes. I am fascinated by unique bonds between different organisms, and the belonging to each other in a world that is constantly changing."

ASQ // Amund Stenøien Quartet at Havet. Photo: BERRE

Premiere: Joyn-In Sessions with ASQ // Amund Stenøien Quartet

Joyn-In Sessions is a new concept of profiling young talented bands and artists from the region, filmed at various venues in Trondheim. First up is the ASQ // Amund Stenøien Quartet, which originates from the NTNU Jazzlinja.

The quartet plays hard-swinging and forward-leaning New York jazz with an inspiring originality - in an energy bomb of a  band.

Amund Steinøien - vibraphone
Joakim Rainer Petersen - piano
Gard kronborg - bass
Steinar Heide Bø - drums

The video was recorded at Havet Arena by BERRE.

Squarepusher created a fierce club atmosphere in Olavshallen. Photo: Arne Hauge

Read concert reports from this year's festival

During the festival, we have a number of good helpers who write reviews of the concerts. These have now been published here on our website, and we hope you will read and reminisce about the good concert experiences now that the dust has settled after this year's festival. The concert reports have been written by Ove Bjørken, Kåre Kolve, Helge førde and Jazzfest's staff. Happy reading!

Read concert reports from the festival here.

Y-Otis created an electric atmosphere at Havet on Friday 12 May. Photo: Thor Egil Leirtrø

Thank you!

Then an adventure of a jubilee festival is over.

A series of brilliant concerts, smiling audiences, the weather gods on our side and artists who give the audience memories for a lifetime are some of what we are left with. The sun finally shone over the turf when we carried out our nice family day Joyn-In on Saturday. The sum of it all gives us a pure feeling of happiness.


Visual artist Anya Magnussen has designed City Jazz - this year's anniversary motif.

Jazzfest's good friend for many years, was behind two powerful festival posters in the late 1990s. In connection with the anniversary, an idea came up to reuse some of the material from that time, but Anya was clear that she dreamed of making something new. Thus, we can now present this year's anniversary motif on the front page of the festival newspaper. The anniversary motif is two original serigraphs called City Jazz I 35th Jubilee and City Jazz II. There are beautiful works that are also for sale.

Photo: Arne Hauge

Petter Dalane has been appointed NTNU Ambassador 2023

On behalf of NTNU and Jazzfest, vice dean for education, Marit Reitan, appointed jazz pianist and orchestra leader Petter Dalane to the honorary title NTNU Ambassador 2023, at Dokkhuset on Wednesday afternoon.