I’m really happy to announce that Guzuguzu by Helge Lien Trio is nominated for the Norwegian “Grammy” – Spellemannprisen. This is a great honor for us! The winner will be announced on the 25th of February. http://spellemann.no/
What an honor! The album “Bridges”, with Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio is voted as the best album of 2015 in the Polish magazine Jazz Forum! Congratulations also to Adam for being voted as violinist of the year, as well as a strong second place on the musician of the year-vote, only beaten by no other than Tomasz Stańko.
We’re happy to announce the release of our latest project, a collaboration with the fantastic polish violin player Adam Baldych. The CD “Bridges” will be released on ACT Music in August 2015. Adam has written some great music specifically for this project. Watch out for tour dates!
Helge Lien Trio will tour in Germany and Japan this autumn. Check the “Live” section for details!
Our good friend and master of the grooves, Knut Aalefjær, is moving on to a new playground. In comes the renowned Per Oddvar Johansen: A versatile and powerful drummer, a truly exquisite musician. Our first concert with Per Oddvar will take place in Tokyo, Japan, in september.
Our last concert with Knut will be at Dølajazz in Lillehammer, Norway – which is more or less where it all started 13 years ago. During these years, Knut has been a keystone with his steady beats and innovative ideas – and has contributed majorly in the development of our trio’s sound.
Helge Lien Trio’s Natsukashii (Ozella Music 2011) is nominated for Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivalent to the “Grammy Awards”. www.spellemann.no