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Norwegian pianist and composer Liv Andrea Hauge is known for her work with Kongle Trio and Ladybird Orchestra and is considered one of the promising new names from the Norwegian scene. Performing her music in various settings, from piano trio to large ensembles, she blends the joy of exploring impulses in free improvisation with clear melodic compositions.

In her new trio she is joined by Georgia Wartel Collins on bass and August Glännestrand on drums. They will be debuting in Norway in the fall of 2022, followed by the Footprints Europe tour in and around Slovenia with the support of Druga Godba.

In 2021 Liv Andrea Hauge won the prestigious Jazzintro at Oslo Jazz Festival with the Kongle trio, receiving a grant to record and tour with their music. The jury praised them for their unique energy, powerful tunes and confident, amazing play.

“Immediately charms and pulls the audience into their musical universe”

Jazzintro Jury Report (2021)

“The playful and free piano trio Kongle Trio is perhaps the most promising thing that exists in Norwegian jazz at the moment”

Audun Vinger, Jazznytt (February 2020)

“(…) Liv Andrea Hauge deserves it. What a pianist! She recreates, interprets, elevates and innovates long lines in Norwegian jazz history. There is a lot of Scandinavian seventies in her piano playing. But there are also her own, new things. Varied, exciting, fun, challenging.”

Johan Hauknes and Harald Opheim, Salt peanuts (2021)