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Eirik Hegdal is a norwegian saxophonist and composer, living in Trondheim. This site will show you some of the ongoing projects.
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NRK broadcasting "Fables of the Late Early Bird"

NRK broadcasting “Fables of the Late Early Bird”

NRK P2 (Norwegian radio) will be broadcasting the premiere of the composition “Fables of the Late Early Bird” on Thursday 2nd of February. Tune in at 19:30! 🙂 Click HERE for link to the program.  
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra presenting "Coloure"

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra presenting “Coloure”

On the 26th of January 2016, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra will premiere my composition “Fables of the Late Early Bird”. My muse for this music has been the bird “Coloure”. To hear the music, please show up at the Oslo Concert house (Oslo/Norway) the 26th of January! I’m very exited!
Mats Eilertsen "Rubicon" nominated for Spellemann (Grammy)

Mats Eilertsen “Rubicon” nominated for Spellemann (Grammy)

The amazing bass player and composer Mats Eilertsen released the album “Rubicon” last year, and it is now nominated for Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) in the jazz category!
Long Live Alpaca Ensemble!

Long Live Alpaca Ensemble!

This fantastic ensemble turns 20 years this year! The grounders (the birthday kids) are Sigrid Elisabeth Stang, Marianne Baudouin Lie and Else Bø! They make Trondheim a better place to live in! They have made so much great music, and they have done so much for melting genres (and musicians) together! For my sake, composing for Alpaca Ensemble...
Team Hegdal at Kerava Jazz Festival

Team Hegdal at Kerava Jazz Festival

Team Hegdal had a great night at Kerava Jazz Festival this weekend. Hans Hulbækmo was replacing Gard, and Rudi Mahall was sitting in for André. The picture is from our flight to Helsinki. Four in a row, sitting in the mid row. Doesn’t happen every day!
Touring with Angles 9

Touring with Angles 9

A small tour with Martin Küchen’s Angles 9 is coming up: May 26th Angles 9 at Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherland May 27th Angles 9 at Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria May 28th Angles 9 at Le Nuove Rotte del Jazz, Trieste, Italia Hope to see you there! 🙂
Delightful tour with Team Hegdal

Delightful tour with Team Hegdal

Team Hegdal just came back from a tour and recording session. “Vol 4” will be out there within the year. Here is a nice photo from our concert at Moskus in Trondheim/Norway by Thor Egil Leirtrø (http://thoregilphoto.com) Next concert will be at Kerava Jazz Festival in Finland the 4th of June, with some great subs:...
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal with special guest Joshua Redman

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal with special guest Joshua Redman

The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Eirik Hegdal with special guest Joshua Redman will be doing three concerts in Sevilla, Borgos and Munich in March/April. This collaboration started at Molde International Jazz Festival in 2006, as Joshua Redman were Artist in Residence, which means that we’ll celebrate a ten years anniversary! Here are the dates: March 29th in...
Upcoming tour with Team Hegdal

Upcoming tour with Team Hegdal

A small poster. A small tour. A small orchestra. Hunting for the BIG sound! Hoping to share the moments with all you GREAT human beings! 🙂
Spellemann: Team Hegdal

Spellemann: Team Hegdal

Team Hegdal are extremely happy to share that we won the award for “best jazz album 2015” at the Norwegian Spellemann Award! We wish to express our thanks to: Those of you who likes to listen to us! Particular Recordings! MusikkLosen! Ingar Hunskaar! Morten Stendahl! Birgit Rostad at Synlig Design! Skansen Lydstudio! Midtnorsk Jazzsenter! Trondheim...
Team Hegdal "Vol 3" nominated for Spellemann (Grammy)

Team Hegdal “Vol 3” nominated for Spellemann (Grammy)

Team Hegdal are honored to be nominated for Spellemann (Norwegian grammy) for our album “Vol 3”!
It is Christmas time! Isn't it?

It is Christmas time! Isn’t it?

Last year I arranged a Christmas song, “Hellige Natt”, for Kirsti Huke / NTNU Chamber Orchestra / NTNU Jazz Ensemble. You can hear it in the right meny (soundcloud), or check out the video HERE Merry Christmas!