Category: news

  • Rubicon out!

    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 […]

  • Rubicon out in August on ECM

  • Us/Canada-tour with the trio!

    Mats Eilertsen Trio will be doing 4 concerts in the US + Vancouver, Canada! With Harmen Fraanje, piano and Thomas Strønen, drums.   25.June Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Rochester JazzFestival 27.June IronWorks, Vancouver JazzFestival 28.June Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College, Earshot, Seattle 30.June Scandinavia House, New York

  • Excerpts from Memorabilia

    Here is a video with some excerpts from our performance in Trondheim in May of “Memorabilia” It was a commission for Jazzfest, Trondheim, a meeting between Mats Eilertsen Trio + Trio Mediaeval. It was a wonderful pleasure. Enjoy!       Harmen Fraanje, piano Thomas Strønen, drums Mats Eilertsen, bass/compositions Anna Maria Frimann Henriksen Linn Andrea […]

  • Memorabilia

    “Memorabilia” was premiered at JazzFest in Trondheim, Norway beginning of May. With Mats Eilertsen Trio and Trio Mediaeval using elements from traditional mass as well as poems by Norwegian author Tor Ulven. All brand new music and it was a wonderful experience!   Harmen Fraanje, piano Thomas Strønen, drums Anna Maria Frimann Henriksen, vocal Berit […]

  • 2015

    Dear all! Thank you so much for the year of 2015! It has been wonderful with a lot of memorable experiences for me. Musically looking back and suming up: Skydive Trio  released our album “Sun Moee” on the Hubro-label. We toured around quite a bit and rounded off the year with a great week in […]

  • Rubicon

    Just had 3 very nice concerts with the Rubicon in Arendal, Bergen and Trondheim. Looking forward to the continuation and further explorations with this band. HERE are some very nice photos from our concerts in Trondheim taken by photographer Thor Egil Leirtrø.    

  • Rubicon recording and tour

    Proud and pleased that the Rubicon-project has been recorded, mixed and is ready for release in 2016 for ECM! Originally commissioned by Vossa Jazz-festival in 2014 and recorded in Rainbow Studio Oslo by Jan Erik Kongshaug and mixed with the help of maestro Manfred Eicher. Featuring Trygve Seim, soprano and tenor sax Eirik Hegdal, clarinet, […]

  • September

      September has been truly fantastic so far.  Been fortunate to perform 7 concerts in Estonia in a trio-format with Estonian pianist Kristjan Randalu and finish drummer Markku Ounaskari. I must admit it was one of the most challenging musical experiences I´ve had so far, with (to me, a rubato bassist!) really difficult, fast, but […]

  • Rubicon

      Had a very, very nice tour and recording with Rubicon recently. Andŕe Løyning took these pictures of us at Victoria and Rainbow Studio in Oslo:  

  • Rubicon Tour

    Almost exactly 1 year after the premier of Rubicon at VossaJazz, we will perform the music again! Looking so much forward!   16.april Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo  17.april Hålogaland Teater, Tromsø 18.april Stormen Kulturhus, Bodø 25.april SoddJazz, Inderøy   Eirik Hegdal, clar/sax Trygve Seim, ten/sop sax Rob Waring, vib/marimba Thomas T Dahl, guitar Olavi Louhivuori, […]

  • Where to get Sun Moee

    Where to get the album Sun Moee   Itunes Grappa Vinyl CD Platekompaniet Big Dipper Cdon CD Vinyl og CD Wimp Spotify Skydive Trio

  • Sun Moee receives good reviews

      Sun Moee is out and we got some good reviews!   Adressa (N)    English Dagens Næringsliv (N)   English Dagsavisen (N)  English Dag og Tid (N) English   Jazz i Norge (N) Tor Hammerø Blog (N) English Kulturhuset NRK P2    Salt Peanuts (N)             

  • Skydive Trio new album Sun Moee to be released on Hubromusic!

    Pleased and proud to announce that Skydive Trio will release a brand new album “Sun Moee” on Hubro feb 20th! Here is a little teaser   Skydive Trio is: Thomas T Dahl, gitar Olavi Louhivuori, drums Mats Eilertsen, bass  

  • Floating

    The song Floating from our performance at Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo, oct 2014. Enjoy!     Mats Eilertsen Trio Harmen Fraanje, piano Thomas Strønen, drums Mats Eilertsen, bass

  • Mats Eilertsen Trio live-video from NasjonalJazzcscene/Victoria, Oslo

      Mats Eilertsen Trio live at Nasjonal Jazzscene/Victoria, Oslo 24th oct 2014. Harmen Fraanje, piano, Thomas Strønen, drums, Mats Eilertsen, bass

  • Trio performances

    Performances  with the trio with Harmen Fraanje and Thomas Strønen this fall. Really looking forward to that! Hope to see you around. 25.sep Sendesaal, Bremen, D 24.oct Victoria, Oslo, N 19.nov Paris, Fr 22.nov Lakeside Arts Center, Nottingham, UK   Mats Eilertsen Trio

  • Premiére of Rubicon @ VossaJazz

    Rubicon was premiered last weekend at Vossajazz. It was totally fantastic and soo much fun.     AllAboutJazz: Rubicon‘s premiere took place in the Vossasalen on Saturday evening. From Eilertsen’s solo bass introduction to the final few seconds of Harmen Fraanje’s solo piano the composition moved through passages of great power, solid 4/4 grooves, dynamic […]

  • Rubicon

      This coming saturday will finally see the premiére of “Rubicon”, commissioned by the VossaJazz-festival. Very excited and looking so much forward to play and present the material together with Tore Brunborg, tenor saxophone Eirik Hegdal, saxophone and clarinette Thomas T Dahl, guitar Rob Waring, vibraphone and marimba Olavi Louhivuori, drums Asle Karstad, sounddesign Tord […]

  • Mats Eilertsen Trio, mini-tour

    Coming up: Mini-tour with Mats Eilertsen Trio (Harmen Fraanje and Thomas Srønen) performing @: jan 31  Paradox, Tilburg, NL feb 01  Kulturværket, Eidsvoll Verk, N feb 02  KampenJazz, Oslo, N