Bild på Maridalen


Swedish music magazine Lira described the Norwegian jazz trio Maridalen as “mixing influences that become a style of their own, basically melodic jazz but also a big scoop of folk music tones, both in the melodies but also in the way the parts play together. In its own way, the music falls a little outside of categories.”

The trio has released two albums, both of which have received rave reviews both in Norway and internationally. The debut album Maridalen came out in 2021 and ended up directly on both Aftenposten’s and English MOJO Magazine’s lists of the year’s best jazz. Their second album Bortenfor came the following year and also received rave reviews, including the newspaper Dagsavisen declaring it the best jazz record of 2022.

The scenic Maridalen valley north of Oslo, which gave its name to the trio, has also physically shaped the music itself, as both records were recorded in the valley’s old wooden church.

The music that the trio creates is intimate. The sound of double bass, trumpet and woodwind invites the listener to new adventures, we get to travel with you among forgotten cities, night-lit streets and an island community with its own bird catcher.

The sound image is transparent and gives a lot of space and responsibility for each individual musician. Welcome on a journey of discovery among melodies and atmospheres when this jazz trio visits Fasching for the first time!

Anders Hefre – saxophone
Jonas Kilmork Vemøy – trumpet
Andreas Rødland Haga – double bass