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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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Cultural prize

Cultural prize

I’m really proud to receive Inderøy municipality’s cultural prize 2017! If you are around the middle of Norway, it’s a MUST to visit Inderøy! This picture is made by the great illustrator and author Kari Stai.  
Particular Recordings Collective

Particular Recordings Collective

Particular Recordings Collective is an independent co-operative record company releasing music recordings of high artistic quality by a community of professional musicians based in Trondheim, Norway. Check out www.particularrecordings.com You’ll find recent releases as en en en “grønn & gul”, Hegge “Vi är ledsna men du får inte längre vara barn”, and Team Hegdal “Vol...
Team Hegdal's "Vol 4" is soon to be released!

Team Hegdal’s “Vol 4” is soon to be released!

In the end of May the fourth album with Team Hegdal will be released! Two years after the Grammy Awarded “Vol 3”. This volume is recorded at Øra Studio in Trondheim, mixed at home, and mastered by Morten Stendahl. Oscar Grönberg join in on piano, just as he did on “Vol 3”, and the ensemble...
New album with en en en coming up!

New album with en en en coming up!

From the 2nd of May you can download the new album “Grønn & Gul” by en en en! The vinyl will be available from the 31st of July. This album is released at Particular Recordings Collective. Until then, have a preview HERE.
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. (Link is out of date. Please find the music in the meny at the right side (linked from soundcloud).  
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...