Helge Lien Trio

Having built up loyal audiences, perhaps most notably in Germany and Japan, the Helge Lien Trio bring with them their finely poised tunes that balance impressive virtuosity with inherent accessibility, and introspective lyricism with buoyant expressionism to their concerts around the world.

Helge Lien, has developed his very own unmistakable style of trio playing. With instinctive sureness, he and his musicians have developed their own take on chamber jazz that stands out through its harmonically complex tone colors. Building on Bill Evans’ lyrical power and the exhilaratingly melancholic playing of Esbjörn Svensson, Lien, in constant dialogue with Mats Eilertsen (bass) & Per Oddvar Johansen (drums), creates distinct moods in recorded and live settings alike.

Doubtlessly, pianist Helge Lien, who is very skilled at playing to the gallery with his modal piano art, is one of the most exciting young talents in Scandinavia. Playing their way into the hearts of a steadily growing circle of listeners with classic-impressionistic patterns and rhythmical-melodic jazz, this trio’s resourcefulness seems to truly know no bounds.

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Helge Lien (pno)
Per Oddvar Johansen (dr)
Mats Eilertsen (bs)

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Upcoming gigs:

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Helge Lien Trio – Norway tour 2018
21/09/18 Bodø Ad Lib Jazzklubb Norway
22/09/18 Hemnesberget Jernvaren Norway
27/09/18 Arendal Arendal Jazzklubb Norway
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28/09/18 Hønefoss Pustehullet Norway
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29/09/18 Eidsvoll Eidsvoll Jazzklubb Norway
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25/10/18 Baku Baku Jazz Festival Azerbaijan
w/Thomas Fonnesbæk on bass
29/04/19 Gothenburg Göteborgs Konserthus Sweden
Time: 7:30pm. Buy Tickets

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Past gigs:

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Helge Lien Trio – Norway tour 2018
20/09/18 Vadsø Vadsø Jazzklubb Norway
19/09/18 Sortland Sortland Jazzfestival Norway
18/09/18 Trondheim Trondheim Jazzforum Norway
15/09/18 Brasov Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival Romania
12/08/18 Chelmno Perspektywy 9 Hills Festival Poland
BROTHERS w/Adam Baldych
21/07/18 Berlin Quasimodo Club Germany
BROTHERS w/Adam Baldych & Tore Brunborg
20/07/18 Vienna Porgy & Bess Austria
BROTHERS w/Adam Baldych & Tore Brunborg
14/07/18 Garana Garana Jazz Festival Romania
BROTHERS w/Adam Baldych & Tore Brunborg
08/07/18 Nafplion Nafplion Festival Greece
Time: 9:00pm.
06/07/18 Kongsberg Kongsberg Jazzfestival Norway
Time: 6:00pm.
04/07/18 Istanbul Istanbul Jazz Festival Turkey
BROTHERS w/Adam Baldych & Tore Brunborg
30/06/18 Copenhagen Jazzclub Montmartre Denmark
Brothers w/Adam Baldych
30/06/18 Sylt Kontorhaus Keitum Germany
Brothers w/Adam Baldych
29/06/18 Copenhagen Jazzclub Montmartre Denmark
Brothers w/Adam Baldych
05/06/18 Łódź Filharmonia Łódzka Poland
Brothers w/Adam Baldych
30/04/18 Oslo Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria Norway
Time: 7:00pm. Double concert with the amazing AOJO youth jazz band, lead by Shannon Mowday. Øystein Aarnes Vik on drums, Mats Eilertsen on bass.
24/04/18 Basel Offbeat Festival / Volkshaus Switzerland
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio / Brothers
21/04/18 Schorndorf Jazzclub Session 88 Germany
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio – Brothers
19/04/18 Ludinghausen Ludinghausen Germany
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio – Brothers
15/04/18 Cluj Jazz Fan Rising Romania
Tour: NEW Helge Lien Trio | Norway tour 2018
21/03/18 Nesodden Nesodden Jazzklubb Norway
Time: 8:00pm. More information
17/02/18 Moelv Huset Scene Norway
15/02/18 Kolbotn Kolben Kulturhus Norway
Time: 8:00pm. More information
14/02/18 Hamar Hamar Teater Norway
19/01/18 Saalfelden 3 Tage Jazz, Kunsthaus Nexus Austria
Brothers, w/Adam Baldych

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