New CD with Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio

We’re happy to announce the release of our latest project, a collaboration with the fantastic polish violin player Adam Baldych. The CD “Bridges” will be released on ACT Music in August 2015. Adam has written some great music specifically for this project. Watch out for tour dates!

Adam Baldych in the Hansa Studio, Berlin

photo © Helge Lien

Helge Lien Trio in Romania!

Last time the trio played in Romania was in 2009 at the Garana Jazz Festival. That concert was quite special, it was supposed to start at 12 pm, but just when we were about to start, it started raining an thundering! A LOT!  Most of the audience left of course, but there was still many people who stayed, waiting, and occasionally sharing and clapping. We waited almost two hours, and in the end we played a small almost acoustic concert for those hard core fans who refused to run away from the weather. That was a night we’ll never forget. This time we’ll stay inside, the concert will take place in the Elvira Popescu Hall at the French Institute, Bucharest, on the 24th of January. Can’t wait!

New drummer in Helge Lien Trio

Our good friend and master of the grooves, Knut Aalefjær, is moving on to a new playground. In comes the renowned Per Oddvar Johansen: A versatile and powerful drummer, a truly exquisite musician. Our first concert with Per Oddvar will take place in Tokyo, Japan, in september.

Our last concert with Knut will be at Dølajazz in Lillehammer, Norway – which is more or less where it all started 13 years ago. During these years, Knut has been a keystone with his steady beats and innovative ideas – and has contributed majorly in the development of our trio’s sound.