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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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Album: Trondheim Voices & Eirik Hegdal "The Sound of Contemporary Living"

Album: Trondheim Voices & Eirik Hegdal “The Sound of Contemporary Living”

What is the sound of contemporary living? What is the soundtrack that follows our modern lives, our habits and everyday rituals? (-which sometimes can seem quite absurd taken out of context..) This was the starting point of what was supposed to become the staged performance “The Sound Of Contemporary Living”, a collaboration between Trondheim Voices,...
Album: Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal with Thea Ellingsen Grant "The Sky Opens Twice"

Album: Alpaca Ensemble & Eirik Hegdal with Thea Ellingsen Grant “The Sky Opens Twice”

A heavenly record projects marks the 20-year collaboration between the contemporary classical trio Alpaca Ensemble and jazz saxophonist and composer Eirik Hegdal. «The Sky Opens Twice» is a pop, experimental, contemporary.. Ah forget it. Just listen! And heads up (and ears tuned in) for singer and lyricist Thea Ellingsen Grant! Eirik Hegdal and Alpaca Ensemble...
Album: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vågan "Plastic Wave"

Album: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Ole Morten Vågan “Plastic Wave”

The amazing composer and bass player Ole Morten Vågan has made this masterpiece! Check it out!
Album: Ståle Storløkken & Eirik Hegdal "Acoustic Movements"

Album: Ståle Storløkken & Eirik Hegdal “Acoustic Movements”

Ståle Storløkken and me have made an acoustic album, recorded at my place, and mixed at Ståles place. Ståle playing the piano, and me on saxophones and clarinet/bass clarinet. Eight movements. Mastered by Helge Sten. Cover and photo by Juliane Schütz. Released at Particular Recordings Collective. Digital only.
"Følk" touring in January (canceled due to covid)

“Følk” touring in January (canceled due to covid)

At Kongsberg Jazz Festival, in 2019, I had the great pleasure of presenting my folkish music ensemble “Følk”, featuring Sofia Jernberg, Unni Løvlid, Gjermund Larsen, Hans Hulbækmo and me. We’re heading for a small tour in Norway in the beginning of 2021, playing at Røros January 7th, Trondheim the 8th and Oslo the 9th. Sadly,...
Team Hegdal at Newtone Jazz (streaming) Festival

Team Hegdal at Newtone Jazz (streaming) Festival

Team Hegdal played one concert in 2020, at Newtone Studio in Oslo, marking our 10 years anniversary! The concert was streamed, and you’ll might be able to see parts of it in a while. It was great fun! All new material (except one old, from our first album) recorded at the excellent Newtone Studio, with...
Cancelled..

Cancelled..

Caused by Coronavirus there will be many concert cancellations. For my part, these concerts are confirmed canceled: March 15th Haugerud/Hegdal Duo, Vår Frue, Trondheim, March 17th Team Hegdal, Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy, March 18th Team Hegdal at Dokkhuset, Trondheim, March 19th Team Hegdal at Blå, Oslo, March 26th Skarbø Skulekorps at Resonans, Gjøvik, March 27th Skarbø...
Upcoming Tour with Team Hegdal

Upcoming Tour with Team Hegdal

Team Hegdal released “Vol 1” in 2010! 2020 is our ten year anniversary! We’ll start with a small tour in March:March 17th at Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy, then the 18th at Dokkhuset in Trondheim, ending at Blå in Oslo the 19th. We are looking forward!
Nominated for Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy)

Nominated for Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy)

I’ve been nominated for my composition/album “Musical Balloon” at the Norwegian Grammy Award “Spellemannsprisen”! Originally written for Vossa Jazz in 2018. Also nominated: Maja Ratkje, Cecilie Ore and Helge Iberg. I’m honored!
Some photos by Juliane Schütz

Some photos by Juliane Schütz

Album: Eirik Hegdal "Musical Balloons"

Album: Eirik Hegdal “Musical Balloons”

This is a live recording from Vossa Jazz 2018, released at Particular Recordings Collective June 20th 2019, both on CD and double vinyl (180 gram). The sextet consists of Eivind Lønning (trumpet/piccolo trumpet), Mattias Ståhl (vibraphone), Nils-Olav Johansen (guitar/banjo/vocals), Ole Morten Vågan (double bass), Jon Fält (drums) and me (C Melody saxophone/clarinet/bass clarinet). Recorded by...
Three concerts at Kongsberg Jazz Festival 2019

Three concerts at Kongsberg Jazz Festival 2019

This summer I’ll do three concerts at Kongsberg Jazz Festival. Two premieres and one repetition. The 4th of July will bring en en en and Johan Lindström together. New music, played by a beautiful blend of musicians: Michael Duch, Tor Haugerud and Johan! (And me.) The day after (5th) I’ll play with Følk. A brand...