August 11, 2021

New album out now!

Tore Brunborg, sax

Thomas T Dahl, guitar

Hans Hulbækmo, drums

Mats Eilertsen, bass

“Album of the year!”

-Dag og Tid-

January 7, 2021

Available for preorder now!

”Technically the best bass playing this reviewer has ever heard, in the service of a fascinating, creative improvisational journey”
Mark Sullivan /AllAboutJazz /NorwegianDigitalJazzFestival

Fra Punkt-festivalen Sep 2020


April 14, 2020

New album out now!



Mats Eilertsen Trio & Trio Mediaeval

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New album out now!

(Memorabilia; memorable objects, events, occasions)


Anna Maria Frimann, vocals

Linn Andrea Fuglseth, vocals

Jorunn Lovise Husa, vocals


Harmen Fraanje, piano

Thomas Strønen, drums

Mats Eilertsen, bass


The cover is painted by Lars Elling. “Out Stealing Horses”


Where to get it


February 25, 2020

Cancelled due to Corona/Covid-19


We will perform Memorabilia in the Norwegian Opera House, Sunday 12th of April at 1700!

Mats Eilertsen Trio and Trio Mediaeval.

Looking very much forward to playing in this magnificent building!


Get your tickets here:


June 14, 2019

New album out now for Hubromusic

Reveries and Reveries

Release: 14.06.2019
UK release: 06.08.2019


All music by Mats Eilertsen and the musicians.
Arranged and assembled by Mats Eilertsen.
Geir Sundstøl: guitar, national guitar, banjo
track #1 and #9.
Eivind Aarset: guitar track #3.
Per Oddvar Johansen: snare drum track #10.
Thomas Strønen: drums, percussion and electronics
track #5,#6, #8.
Arve Henriksen, trumpet track #10.
Mats Eilertsen, double bass, electric bass, acoustic bass guitar, guitar, harmonium, keyboard.



March 4, 2019

From our performance in the beautiful Brorson Kirke, Copenhagen, earlier this year!

May 23, 2018

Just had some fabulous days now in May in Lugano recording a new album with the Mats Eilertsen Trio for ECM.

Absolutely stunning playing from Harmen Fraanje and Thomas Strønen and a truly great experience as always with producer Manfred Eicher and technician Stefano Amerio.

Looking forward to share the music with you all!


January 15, 2018


New Album released in February Hubro


Thomas T Dahl, guitar

Mats Eilertsen, bass

Olavi Louhivuori, drums



Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, N

NattJazz, Bergen, N
November 27, 2017

New album by guitarist Jo David Meyer Lysne and Mats Eilertsen “Meander” to be released Dec 1st @Øra Fonogram

October 10, 2017
Rubicon playing these Festivals in October!
Deutsches Jazzfestival, Frankfurt
Rotterdam Jazzfestival, NL
Belgrade Jazzfestival, Serbia
August 31, 2017

Upcoming albums and releases!!


Nils Økland Band “Lysning” @Hubro October 2017

Yügen @Jazzland Rec October 2017

Jo David Meyer Lysne/Mats Eilertsen “Meander” @ØraFonogram Nov 2017


Skydive Trio “tba” early 2018 @Hubro

Mats Eilertsen – New Solorecording “tba” spring 2018 @hubro





July 13, 2017

Earlier in June we recorded some beautiful new music Bendik Hofseth has written for a group consisting of Eivind Aarseth, guitar, Helge Iberg, piano, Paolo Vinaccia, drums, Bendik Hofseth sax/vocals.

Plus Jan Erik Kongshaug of course, in Rainbow Studios, Oslo

Here are some photos I took. Photo of me shot by Christer Falck.

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July 13, 2017

Snippet from GaranaJazz, Romania.

Håkon Kornstad, Sigbjørn Apeland, Øyvind Skarbø, Mats Eilertsen.

*momentul meu preferat Din Norvegia la Gărâna #garanajazzfestival #garanajazzfestival2017

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July 11, 2017

Earlier in June this year, Rubicon performed in the Rolf Liebermann Studio, NDR, Hamburg.

Here is the recording/broadcasting of the concert!,audio332748.html


Trygve Seim, Eirik Hegdal, Thomas T Dahl, Rob Waring, Olavi Louhivuori, Harmen Fraanje, Mats Eilertsen, David Solheim.

April 13, 2017

Our concert and premiere of Memorabilia at Trondheim JazzFest in 2016 will be broadcasted

Nrk P2, Jazzklubben Friday 14.april at 2000h


featuring the wonderful Trio Mediaeval;

Anna Maria Frimann Henriksen, vocal

Linn Andrea Fuglseth, vocal

Berit Opheim, vocal

Harmen Fraanje, piano

Thomas Strønen, drums

Mats Eilertsen, bass/compositions

Asle Karstad, sound


January 5, 2017

Rubicon-album nominated for norwegian Grammy “Spellemann” in the Jazz category.

Winners announced Jan 28th.




August 18, 2016



July 30, 2016

the Rubicon-album is out now on ECM!



featuring Trygve Seim, Eirik Hegdal, Harmen Fraanje, Rob Waring, Thomas T Dahl, Olavi Louhivuori


“with Rubicon, Eilertsen steps confidently up to the spotlight as leader, delivering an album that, with lessons learned from his existing body of work, opens his music up to even greater interpretive possibilities than ever before”

Review in AllAboutJazz


“The band swings with a seductive lightness, and the quality of the tunes and the ever-changing tonal interest keep lifting the predominantly low-lit mood”

Review in The Guardian


Get your copy here!






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