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 Johannes Eick (bass) & Knut Aalefjær (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.

photo © CF Wesenberg

Helge Lien (pno)
Knut Aalefjær (dr)
Johannes Eick (bs)


Upcoming gigs:

No shows booked at the moment.

Past gigs:

Date City Venue Country
03/10/20 Hamar Anjazz (festival) Norway
08/08/20 Tromsø Tromsø Jazz Festival Norway
w/Tore Brunborg (sax)
07/08/20 Vadsø Varangerfestivalen Norway
w/Tore Brunborg (sax) CANCELLED
13/03/20 Luxembourg Cube 521 Luxembourg
Brothers w/Adam Baldych CANCELLED
12/02/20 Tønsberg Urijazz Norway
25/01/20 Bangalore Windmill Craftworks India
24/01/20 Bangalore Windmill Craftworks India
11/01/20 Stuttgart StadtPalais Germany
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Stuttgarter Kammerorchester More information
04/12/19 Kongsberg Kongsberg Jazzklubb Norway
Time: 7:00pm. w/ Tore Brunborg – sax More information
01/12/19 Oslo Kampenjazz Norway
Time: 8:00pm. w/ Tore Brunborg – sax
28/10/19 Changchun Changchun People’s Art Center China
w/Tore Brunborg on saxophone
25/10/19 Beijing Nine Gates Jazz Festival China
Address: Chaoyang 9 Theatre. w/Tore Brunborg on saxophone
Tour: Helge Lien Trio – 10 – release tour 2019
01/06/19 Athens Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival Greece
26/05/19 Bergen Nattjazz (festival) Norway
24/05/19 La Chaux-de-Fonds Theatre Populaire Romand Switzerland
BROTHERS w/Adam Baldych
11/05/19 Stavanger Maijazz (festival) Norway
w/ Tore Brunborg – premiere! More information
Tour: Helge Lien Trio – 10 – release tour 2019
29/04/19 Gothenburg Göteborgs Konserthus Sweden
Time: 7:30pm.
11/04/19 Hamar Hamar Jazzklubb Norway
06/04/19 Geneve AMR Switzerland
05/04/19 Oslo Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria Norway
Time: 8:00pm. Album release!
25/01/19 Ankara Ankara Piyano Festival Turkey
03/12/18 Szczecin Filharmonia Szczecińska Poland
w/Adam Baldych – BROTHERS
02/12/18 Gorzów Wielkopolski Teatr im. J. Osterwy Poland
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio – Brothers
01/12/18 Kołobrzeg Regionalne Centrum Kultury Poland
Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio – Brothers
25/10/18 Baku Baku Jazz Festival Azerbaijan
w/Thomas Fonnesbæk on bass

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