Espen Berg – piano
Bárður Reinert Poulsen – bass
Simon Olderskog Albertsen – drums
Espen Berg Trio is declared one of the most important jazz trios in the world in 2020 by Jazz Critique Magazine (Japan), and their album Free to Play (2019) was listed in Downbeat (US) as one of the best releases in 2019.
Undoubtedly one of my favourite albums of this year, “Free To Play” is a richly rewarding experience, from a trio who are proving to be not just one of the best in their field of music, but also beyond boundaries. Fabulous music that I have a feeling Iʼll be enjoying for many years to come. – UK Vibe 5/5 stars
In 2020 EBT will play close to 20 concerts, including festivals such as Molde Int’l Jazz Festival (Norway), Vossajazz (Norway), Cairo Jazz Festival (Egypt) and Colcata Jazz Festival (India). During the recent years, the trio has been touring in Japan, China and Europe, outselling many concert halls in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagano, Chiba, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
Espen Berg is described as a «true master of the piano» (All About Jazz) and is one of Norway’s most hard working and most sought after musicians. He was awarded Norway’s largest music award, «JazZtipendiatet», in 2016, and wrote a commissioned work for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra which premiered at Molde Int’l Jazz Festival in 2017. Apart from his trio he also works with artists such as Seamus Blake, Silje Nergaard, Hildegunn Øiseth, Daniel Herskedal and Marius Neset.