Kirsten Schultz from Visit Trondheim and mayor Rita Ottervik presented the award for Door Opener of the Year 2022 to Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk (in the middle). Photo: Trondheim municipality

Door opener of the year 2022!

Our enterprising and inspiring general manager Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk yesterday received the honorable award for his work with Jazzfest and the cultural metropolis of Trondheim.

"The honor is received on behalf of the entire Jazzfest." says Ernst Wiggo. "I would like to believe that project Joyn-In is one of the reasons why Jazzfest was appointed, where our motto is "everyone should participate, no one will be voted out". Trondheim municipality has contributed additional funds over a two-year period, which has given us the muscle to make some smart moves, where we have, among other things, engaged an audience developer, established a free family day and held outreach concerts out in the field - a strengthened cultural offer for people who have been through a tough time. I am proud of what Trondheim Jazz Festival has become, both locally, nationally and internationally, and I'm really looking forward to the 35th festival this May!"

Our wonderful volunteers during Jazzfest 2022. Photo: Arne Hauge

Would you like to volunteer at Jazzfest?

We invite former and new volunteers to join this year's anniversary festival! As always, Jazzfest is dependent on good helpers - the festival's outward face, who give artists and the public a nice welcome and a good concert experiences.

Tasks can be distribution, festival office, jazz shop, audience host, ticket control, artist host or transport.

As a volunteer you get: accreditation to all concerts during the festival, volunteer party, free festival t-shirt and memories for the rest of your life!

A warm welcome to the Jazzfest family!

See Iren Reppen in the concert "Terje Nilsen so" in Olavshallen Lille Sal on 18 April.

We celebrate the release of the program in Olavshallen on 18 April

This year's program release party is dedicated to a recent concert production which has been hugely successful since its premiere in February, and which is now making its way to victory across the country. 

Actor Iren Reppen has been a regular at several Norwegian theaters for a number of years. Now she is touring with yet another success: together with guitarist Håvar Langås Bendiksen and keyboardist Johannes Winther Farstad, she has formed a trio in honor of their common great hero: Terje Nilsen.

You can hear Squarepusher in Olavshallen on 10 May!


If you were at the concert with Shobaleader One in Verkstedhallen during Jazzfest 2017 - then you already know that Tom "Squarepusher" Jenkinson is something for himself.

"Has there ever been a better concert in Trondheim?" stated an audience member six years ago - and now Squarepusher is finally coming back to Jazzfest, for the first time with his solo project! Get ready for a real energy bomb - with fierce grooves that make you unable to stand still!

Great atmosphere around the newly signed agreement. From left: Heimdal Bolig's office manager Trude Trønsdal, Jazzfest's manager Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk and managing director of Hemdal Bolig AS Roar Munkhaugen. Photo: Jazzfest

Heimdal Bolig AS becomes a partner of Jazzfest

We are at full speed into jazz festival no. 35 and have happy news before the anniversary celebration: Heimdal Bolig AS has chosen Jazzfest as a partner in a newly signed agreement!

This is very good news for the festival, it gives recognition and new energy that inspires a lot. This gives us new hope in finding business partners who also think about cultural urban development. The cultural metropolis Trondheim has been strengthened!

"Heimdal Bolig is looking forward to the collaboration with Jazzfest! We are impressed by what the festival has achieved for both young people and adults in recent years. We look forward to the concerts and being part of the positive atmosphere that is created around Jazzfest. In addition It's great to contribute so that more people can experience pleasant culture in the world's best city!" says CEO of Hemdal Bolig AS Roar Munkhaugen

Jazzfest introduces the Joyn-In ticket!

Have you heard of the Joyn-In ticket?

If you are under 26, we offer extra affordable tickets to several of the year's biggest concert experiences!

First up is world star Louis Cole at HAVET on May 12, where, among others, the hip hop duo Juicy and elleville Y-Otis will create a fierce club atmosphere!

If you are between 18-26 years old, you get a ticket to this event for just NOK 350 (ordinary price NOK 650).

Kadri Voraand in duo with Mihkel Mälgand at Dokkhuset Sunday 14. May.


Susanne Lundeng Trio
The Brazz Brothers
Tania Giannouli
Double bill: Yumi Ito Trio/Kadri Voraand in duo with Mihkel Mälgand

On Friday 12 May, we will hear the renowned folk musician Susanne Lundeng's new album, and the institution The Brazz Brothers will celebrate their record release and a slightly belated 40th anniversary with a real party concert at Byscenen!

The Greek pianist Tania Giannouli presents her adventurous solo concept, and there will be a double concert with two of Europe's most exciting vocalists - Yumi Ito and Kadri Voraand.

See Louis Cole at Samfundet May 12!

Jazzfest at Samfundet: Louis Cole, Y-Otis, Juicy, Little North and more!


Get ready for a real party night at Samfundet! On Friday 12 May, Jazzfest takes over the round house again - and fills it with world-class music and a genuine festival atmosphere.

Look forward to the outstanding multi-instrumentalist and YouTube phenomenon Louis Cole in Storsalen, energetic R&B from the power duo Juicy, mesmerizing club jazz from Berlin-based Y-Otis, a young and innovative take at the piano trio format with Little North... and much more!

Irene Reig Trio at Trykkeriet on 13 May



HORTA - Elias Akselsen/Stian Carstensen/Ola Kvernberg 
Irene Reig Trio
Louisiana Avenue
Jørn Øien - Cosmopolitan
Trondheim Voices - Bedrock