Espen Berg Trio
Espen Berg (piano), Bárdur Reinert Poulsen (bass) and Simon Olderskog Albertsen (drums) adds up to the trio which plays Berg’s intricate and dynamic compositions. Since spring 2014 EBT has toured on the Faroe Islands, released the album «Mønster» on the Japanese label Blue Gleam, and played at some of the biggest jazz festivals in Norway. The trio is chosen to participate in the European Talent Program and will soon do release tours both in Asia and Norway.
The music of Espen Berg Trio blends the American and the Nordic jazz traditions, and is presented with elegance, virtuosity, tight and communicative interplay, and lots of smiles.
Espen Berg from Hamar, Norway lives in Trondheim where he gained a master’s degree in 2008 at Trondheim university’s highly acclaimed jazz department. Espen has been touring around the world with the trio Listen, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Marius Neset, and his own solo project. He has worked with artists such as Per Jørgensen, Anders Jormin, Hildegunn Øiseth, Mathias Eick, Cantus, Tore Johansen, Eirik Hegdal, Mats Eilertsen, Susanne Lindeng, Arve Henriksen, Jovan Pavlovic, Maher Mahmoud and many more. Espen has been awarded with several international prizes as the best soloist at Hoellaart Int´l Jazz Contest 2007 in Belgium. He also currently works at the jazz department at NTNU.