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:

Date City Venue Country
26/08/22 Tønsberg Støperiet Norway
Time: 4:30pm. ny festival – Musikk i sentrum More information
27/08/22 Bran Bran Castle Romania
21/10/22 Lillehammer Dølajazz (festival) Norway
Time: 10:00pm. Buy Tickets
18/11/22 Kassel Theaterstübchen Germany
20/11/22 Freiburg Jazzhaus Germany

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Past gigs:

Date City Venue Country
24/05/22 Baku Baku Piano Festival Azerbaijan
09/04/22 Kaiserslautern Kammgarn Int. Jazz Festival Germany
18/03/22 Brandbu Hadeland Jazzforum Norway
16/03/22 Fosnavåg Fosnavåg Konserthus Norway
13/03/22 Oslo Kampenjazz Norway
Time: 8:00pm.
12/02/22 Moss Kryssover jazzfest Moss Norway
Time: 3:00pm.
Tour: Autumn tour, Norway 2021
06/11/21 Porsgrunn Ælvespeilet Norway
05/11/21 Hønefoss RIngerike kultursenter Norway
Time: 7:30am. Concert will be streamed internationally by MUNIN.LIVE! Click ticket link to preorder. More information
04/11/21 Gjøvik Gjøvik Jazzklubb Norway
15/10/21 Risør Risør Norway
14/10/21 Arendal Arendal Jazzklubb Norway
13/10/21 Kristiansand Kristiansand Jazzvesen Norway
08/10/21 Oslo Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria Norway
13/08/21 Vadsø Varangerfestivalen Norway
w/ Tore Brunborg (sax)
13/02/21 Moss Kryssover jazzfest Moss Norway
Time: 11:00pm. CANCELLED
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

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