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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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Sidewalk Comedy on tour

Sidewalk Comedy on tour

The Trondheim Jazz Orchestra are these days playing concerts in the mid of Norway, and an exclusive concert at Unterfahrt in Munich. You can follow us at Facebook. You’ll find the dates for our tour in the Concert calendar. Hope to see you! Photo by Arne Hauge
Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal "Moving Slow"

Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal “Moving Slow”

The 12th of February there will be a release of a new album with Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal. The recording is titled “Moving Slow”. Cover design by Birgit Rostad, mastered by Morten Stendahl, recorded at Øra Studio, mixed by me, played by Sigrid Stang, Marianne Baudouin Lie, Bergmund Skaslien, Tor Haugerud and me, released...
Happy New Year

Happy New Year

A new year. New opportunities. May 2014 bring you all new challenges, with good outcome! I will in the next few weeks be finishing a musical (something I never thought I would do ..). This is a collaboration with Cirka Teater and Trondheim Voices. The play “Hundre Hemmeligheter” (Hundred Secrets) will run at Trøndelag Teater...
Touring Europe with Angels 9

Touring Europe with Angels 9

Tomorrow I’ll leave for Stockholm to practise with Angles 9. Here is the tour schedule: Nov 28th at Rönnells Antikvariat, Stockholm, SE Nov 29th at Victoria/Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, NO Nov 30th at All Frontiers Festival, Monfalcone, IT Dec 4th at Grand Theatre, Groningen, NL Dec 5th at Lublin Jazz Festival, PL Dec 6th at Musik Kultur, St Johan in Tirol,...
TJO with Sofia Jernberg and Olav L Mjelva

TJO with Sofia Jernberg and Olav L Mjelva

Trondheim Jazz Orchestra with Sofia Jernberg & Olav L Mjelva played our first concert (out of two) yesterday, at Riksscenen in Oslo. Saturday we’ll play an early gig at Umeå Jazz Festival in Sweden. This is traditional folk music from Norway, arranged by the great trio: Sofia Jernberg, Alexander Zethson and Lene Grenager! Our leading star...
Team Hegdal tour

Team Hegdal tour

I’ve just returned from a small a tour with Team Hegdal. Three great concerts, with the fantastic musicians André Roligheten (sax/bass clarinet), Ole Morten Vågan (double bass), Gard Nilssen (drums), and special guest Oscar Grönberg (piano)! We also recorded, what will be our Volume 3. Two more concerts coming up in November, in Krakow and Munich....
New recording with Alpaca Ensemble/Eirik Hegdal

New recording with Alpaca Ensemble/Eirik Hegdal

We had three great days at Øra Studio, recording an new album with Alpaca Ensemble. Music by me, played by these fantastic musicians (from left): Else Bø (piano/celesta), Tor Haugerud (percussion/glockenspiel), Marianne Baudouin Lie (cello), Bergmund Skaslien (viola), Sigrid Stang (violin), and me playing the clarinet/bass clarinet and soprano saxophone. Looking forward to a release, already this...
Albatrosh

Albatrosh

Spent some days at Molde Jazz Festival, rehearsing and performing the music of Albatrosh (André Roligheten and Eyolf Dale) with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. Fantastic music! Magic pictures on wall by Andreas Paleologos.
"Sidewalk Comedy" release!

“Sidewalk Comedy” release!

Here it is! Trondheim Jazz Orchestra has a vinyl release while playing at Ottawa Jazz Festival and Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival (in Canada and USA). Great fun!
Zanussi Five at Coimbra Jazz Festival

Zanussi Five at Coimbra Jazz Festival

Tomorrow Zanussi Five will be heading for Portugal. We are playing at Coimbra Jazz Festival. Looking forward! Program at http://jazzaocentro.pt/
Trondheim Sinfonietta in Italy

Trondheim Sinfonietta in Italy

I had a fantastic tour together with Trondheim Sinfonietta. Great musicians and great tour mates!
Sidewalk Comedy on vinyl in June

Sidewalk Comedy on vinyl in June

Last week I went to Morten Stendahl, at Redroom studio, to mix down the upcoming album with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra “Sidewalk Comedy”. It will be released in June (2013). The lineup for Sidewalk Comedy is Kirsti Huke – vocals, Ola Kvernberg – violin, Eivind Lønning – trumpet, Øyvind Brække – trombone, Martin Küchen – alto saxophone, Eirik Hegdal – saxophones, Maria Kannegaard –...