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Jazzfest at Samfundet

  • Studentersamfundet i Trondhjem 1 Elgeseter Gate Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, 7030 Norway (map)

GURLS - Bendik Giske - S. Møller “Beats & Big Band” - Ola Kvernberg & Steinar Raknes - Maria Kannegaard Trio - African Pepperbirds

Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad

Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad

Welcome to Jazzlinja NTNU’s anniversary party at Studentersamfundet!

Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad

Photo: Julia Marie Naglestad


GURLS opens the anniversary party!

GURLS is without a doubt one of Norway's hottest young acts. These musicians have seemlessly crossed the line of being promising young musicians to being amongst the most in-demand performers on the scene. The trio has labeled this group as a musical time-out from the countless other projects they're involved in, and serves up a playful and funky concoction that's bound to put a smile on your face.

Rohey Talaah - vocals
Hanna Paulsberg - saxophone, vocals
Ellen Andrea Wang - bass, vocals

Photo: CF Wesenberg/

Photo: CF Wesenberg/


The queen of Norwegian piano jazz returns!

Maria Kannegaard Trio is without a doubt one of Norway's most iconic jazz groups of the last years. From the debut album Breaking The Surface (2000), they have set the standard for a Norwegian piano trio, and they've only developed from there. The band has been on hiatus for a few years, but now the queen of Norwegian piano jazz finally returns!

Maria Kannegaard - piano
Ole Morten Vågan - bass
Thomas Strønen - drums

Photo: Thor Egil Leirtrø

Photo: Thor Egil Leirtrø


African Pepperbirds was started spring 1998, and consists of musicians from the Trondheim scene. One common denominator is that the members share an interest in African music and culture. The music is a groovy crossover between African music and jazz, and is a mix of originals and tunes from musicians such as Abdullah Ibrahim and Dudu Pukwana.

Bjørn Ole Solberg - alto saxophone
Njål Ølnes - tenor saxophone
Erlend Slettevoll - piano
Mattis Kleppen - bass
Kenneth Kapstad - drums

Photo: Danielle Fummo

Photo: Danielle Fummo


Bendik Giske brings the saxophone to it’s very limits!

Bendik Giske (NO/DE) is a queer artist and saxophonist using physicality, vulnerability and endurance as his tools of expression. In October 2018, his debut EP Adjust was released on Smalltown Supersound, featuring remixes from his friends Total Freedom and Lotic, as well as Rezzett and Deathprod.

 Giske takes the building blocks of electronic music and plays it live—without layering or looping, to the best of his ability, allowing all the faults of being human come through. He cites Lindstrom’s arpeggio sounds and Evan Parker’s circular breathing as references, and by combining the two extreme sides of the scale, he seamlessly fuses freeform jazz and club music. As a composer, Giske has made original works for dance and theatre, and as a performer, he is as versatile as he is spellbinding.

 The performance artist and saxophonist’s debut album Surrender will release on Smalltown Supersound January 2019. This mesmerizing debut will take listeners on a true journey through the euphoria and wanderlust of nights spent in Berlin’s nightlife—using little more than his voice, saxophone, his instrument of choice, and more than a few well-placed microphones. With breath, steel and muscle Giske is transmuting his clubbing experience through the saxophone.

Bendik Giske - saxophone



When big band meets DJ



Ola Kvernberg - violin
Steinar Raknes - double bass

Samfundet, Saturday May 11th, 8:00 P.M.

The student early bird offer lasts until May 1st.

Earlier Event: May 11
Trond Wiger - «Væren»
Later Event: May 11
SOLD OUT - Hedvig Mollestad Trio