Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald w/ Trøndelag Big Band


7 new artists to Jazzfest 2022!

Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald w/ Trøndelag Big Band
Starlight Big Band w/ Kathrine Windfeld
Los Aurora
Pascal Schumacher
Erlend Skomsvoll & TSO-koret w/ Hildegunn Øiseth 
Hovedøen Social Club
Eirik Havnes/Lars Ove Fossheim

Ghost-Note will play at Storsalen 7pm. Photo: Keith Griner


Ghost-Note, Kjellerbandet with Tor Haugerud, S. Møller & Reggie Got Beats, KALLE, O-Janà and more!

On 13 and 14 May, Samfundet is filled with a genuine festival atmosphere and the hippest of new, young music!


Hilde Louise Orchestra at Britannia Hall Friday 13. May. Photo: Jørgen Nordby

New artists to Jazzfest!

Hilde Louise Orchestra - Petter Wettre Kvartett w/ Lage Lund - Cyrille Aimée - Synesthetic 4 - Timo Lassy Trio

Five new artists have been confirmed for this year's festival!

Vebjørn Mamen arrange Astrid S for NTNU Jazzensemble

Artist release with three big news!

Vebjørn Mamen vs. Astrid S m/ NTNU Jazzensemble.

Suksessen fortsetter! I årets utgave av konsertføljetongen ung komponist arrangerer trøndersk pop/rock er turen kommet til Vebjørn Mamen.

Vebjørn skal ta for seg låtkatalogen til vår egen superstjerne Astrid S og gi låtene ny drakt for stortalentene i NTNU Jazzensemble.

Dette blir ville greier - de som kjenner Vebjørns grenseløse kreativitet og overskudd vet at alt kan skje!

Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk and Lasse Berre. Photo: BERRE Kommunikasjonsbyrå


Jazzfest's general manager Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk is so happy that BERRE Kommunikasjonsbyrå continue the collaboration, that he blows a fanfare. BERRE's incredible creative team provides world-class advice, guidance and design, which has strengthened our brand.

Fieh is coming to Trondheim and Jazzfest on May 13th! Photo: Jonathan Vivaas Kise


Fieh, RebMoe, Koma Saxo, Cosmic Swing Orchestra and other artists!

Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of May we will fill the red round house with top music and a genuine festival atmosphere!

Read more about the artists who play on Friday 13 May.


Jazzfest Exclusive concert and program release at DIGS on March 17!

We celebrate that the program for May 2022 is ready and have invited world star Etienne Mbappé to mark the event.

The trio NEC + is led by the bassist with the black silk gloves, and is complemented by his longtime companions Christophe Cravero on keyboards and Nicolas Viccaro on drums. The music is described as intense, surprising, singing and dancing - where African winds sweep across a recognizable jazz landscape.

The evening ends in Digs Café with a nice musical meeting between John Pål Inderberg and Bjørn Alterhaug.

This is an evening you will not want to miss, buy your tickets today!

Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk og daglig leder ved Scandic Nidelven Hotel, Kjetil Vassdal


Jazzfest rejoices that the long-standing good and award-winning partner Scandic Nidelven Hotel is extending the agreement! It means a lot that we can offer artists and partners the very best place for accommodation, partner meetings, festival offices etc. And both parties are hoping for a full house both during Jazzfest in May and Julejazz in December.

Hotel director at Scandic Nidelven, Kjetil Vassdal, says that in all years they have had a close and very good collaboration with Jazzfest. We are also incredibly happy that the agreement is renewed once again, nothing is like a good collaboration, where both parties are satisfied and want to extend the agreement. Jazzfest and Julejazz are not only important for the activity here at the hotel, but are a fantastic offer to the entire population of Trondheim, Vassdal concludes.

Sinne Eeg Group at Dokkhuset. Photo: Arne Hauge

Sinne Eeg Group - concert report

The jazz audience in Trondheim showed up in full when the authorities now finally opened up. Suddenly we sat close together and there was a tense atmosphere in the room when Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk quickly and informatively welcomed the audience back and "Jazzfest Exclusive" could welcome Sinne Eeg Group - after four canceled attempts!

They opened with a hefty version of "My Favorite Things". Full of tempo changes and nice vocal details. Sinne Eeg is not a singer who closes her eyes and "goes into herself". No, she addresses the audience directly almost as an actress. There is communication without facts and the text is articulated clearly. She turns and twists tones, words and phrases and really plays with text and melody. They calmed down a bit with "The Beauty of Sadness", (text: S. Eeg) and it struck me that she has this ability to capture the mood of a song / text and keep it for a long time. The audience was fully present and you could hear the famous pin. The drummer took out the brushes and now it worked better acoustically as well.

Espen Berg with brand new band and new music!

Jazzfest commissioner: Espen Berg - Water Fabric

When Espen Berg sharpens the pencil and gets ready for writing new music, anything can happen!

The successful pianist and composer Espen Berg, who is best known for his collaborations with Silje Nergaard, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and his own trio, is now ready to present a new super band and brand new music - entitled Water Fabric!

Espen himself says that the goal of Water Fabric is to create a living and breathable work that is perceived as melodic, dynamic and elegant, but also intricate, complex and messy. We are really looking forward to it!

Espen Berg - piano, Harpreet Bansal - violin, Ellie Mäkelä - viola, Hayden Powell - trumpet, Joakim Munkner - cello, Per Oddvar Johansen - drums.

In collaboration with MaiJazz and Oslo Jazz Festival.
Supported by Kulturrådet.