Projects

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Espen Berg

Espen was awarded JazZtipendiatet in 2016, and put together this 14-piece orchestra to premiere his commissioned work “MAETRIX” at Molde Int’l Jazz Festival 2017:

Espen Berg – piano and compositions, Kirsti Huke – vocal, Eirik Hegdal – saxophones, Hanna Paulsberg – tenor saxophone, Sissel Vera Pettersen – alto saxophone and vocals, Hildegunn Øiseth – trumpet, Hayden Powell – trumpet, Daniel Herskedal – tuba and bass trumpet, Ola Kvernberg/Adrian Waade – violin, Marianne Badouin Lie – cello, Mattias Ståhl/Rob Waring – vibraphone, Ole Morten Vågan – double bass, Hans Hulbækmo – drums, Tomas Järmyr – drums

TJO & Espen Berg has played several concerts in Scandinavia, and an album is scheduled for 2022.


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Espen Berg Trio

Espen Berg – piano and compositions
Bárður Reinert Poulsen – bass
Simon Olderskog Albertsen – drums


Solo piano

Espen’s debut album as a solo pianist, Noctilucent (2012), was declared one of the most beautiful releases of 2012 by AllAboutJazz.com, placing it in their top-ten year’s end list. Acres of Blue was released in 2014, and the upcoming solo album features a fully improvised live recording from Dokkhuset, Trondheim.


Silje Nergaard & Espen Berg

The duo has released the album Japanese Blue on Sony Music Gmbh in 2020, and is touring extensively in Norway, Germany and Netherlands in 2021 and 2022.


A Tonic For the Troops

Magnus Bakken – tenor saxophone
Espen Berg – piano
Ellen Brekken – bass and compositions
Magnus Sefaniussen Eide – drums


Hildegunn Øiseth Quartet

Hildegunn Øiseth – trumpet, vocals, electronics
Espen Berg – piano
Magne Thormodsæter – bass
Per Oddvar Johansen – drums

Hildegunn Øiseth Quartet is touring regularly in Norway and Europe.


Bridges feat. Seamus Blake

Seamus Blake – tenor saxophone
Hayde Powell – trumpet
Espen Berg – piano
Jesper Bodilsen – bass
Anders Thorén – drums


Multiverse

Anders Lønne Grønseth – saxophones and clarinets
Hayde Powell – trumpet
Espen Berg – piano
Audun Ellingsen – bass
Einar Scheving – drums


Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Marius Neset

Marius Neset – saxophones, composition
Eirik Hegdal – saxophones
Peter Fuglsang – alto saxophone, flute
Hanna Paulsberg – tenor saxophone
Erik Eilertsen – trumpet
Eivind Lønning – trumpet
Erik Johannesen – trombone
Daniel Herskedal – tuba
Jovan Pavlovic – accordeon
Espen Berg – piano
Petter Eldh – bass
Gard Nilsen – drums

TJO and Marius Neset has been touring in Norway and Europe, and released the CD “Lion” on the German label ACT in 2014, which was awarded the Norwegian Grammy, “Spellemann-prisen”.


Kåre Kolve Quartet

Kåre Kolve – saxophones
Espen Berg – piano
Jo Fougner Skaansar – bass
Magnus Forsberg – drums

Has released two albums. Last seen in 2018.


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Bendik Giske – saxphones
Espen Berg – piano
Daniel Herskedal – tuba

Has released two albums. Last seen in 2011.

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