This Is Our Music – 9th Set

Norsk Jazzforum is launching the 9th edition of the promo-CD on International Jazz Day.

The compilation was originally intended to be launched at this year’s edition of Jazzahead, which had to be cancelled due to the ongoing corona-situation.  Together with The Ministyr of Foreign Affairs the compilation will be distributed through the Norwegian embassies all over the world. The compilation is also a promotional tool in all international settings for the jazz industry, such as Jazzahead, European Jazz Network-events and international delegate programmes at various Norwegian and international festivals.

JazzCD is for promotional use only, not for sale. The first compilation was made in 2002. Volume 9 – This Is Our Music, is available from April 2020. The compilation is produced by Norsk Jazzforum in close cooperation with The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Music Norway. Editors are Line Juul, Aslak Oppebøen, Rob Young and Ragnhild Menes.

How can I get a copy?
If you are a journalist, jazz promoter, runs a festival or anything else related to the music industry, we will be happy to send you a copy the old fashioned way. Send us an e-mail at

The compilation is also available on Spotify:

This is Our Music – 9h set includes tracks from the following artists (further introduction below):
Espen Berg Trio – Wako – Erlend Apneseth Trio with Frode Haltli – Moskus – JUNO – Håvard Stubø Quartet – Ensemble Denada, Torun Eriksen & Erlend Skomsvoll – Hanna Paulsberg Concept + Magnus Broo – Elephant9 – Jo Berger Myhre & Ólafur Björn Ólafsson – Mats Eilertsen Trio – Håkon Kornstad Trio – Hedvig Mollestad Trio – MoE/Mette Rasmussen – Skarbø Skulekorps – Ellen Andrea Wang/Rob Luft/Jon Fält – Karl Seglem – Ståle Storløkken – Daniel Herskedal – Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra – LILJA – Emmeluth’s Amoeba – Susanna & the Brotherhood of Our Lady – Bendik Giske – I Like To Sleep – Hans Mathisen – Waldemar 4 – Jan Gunnar Hoff Group feat Mike Stern

Editorial notes
NORWAY is a young nation built on old shoulders. After achieving independence in 1905 it has grown to be one of the richest and happiest countries in the world. When oilfields were discovered offshore in the 1960s, it improvised incredible technologies to extract this liquid wealth and build a strong, stable society with a well funded arts culture.

Local jazz has grown along with the country. If you believe the Scandinavian cliches, you might be expecting Arctic resonances and the crystal echoes of glaciers and mountains. But this compilation searches out a much more complex soundworld that speaks of metropolitan sophistication, technological innovation, exploratory attitudes and multicultural exchange. In Norway, jazz is no way an old man’s music. We are good at training our open minded young players – including many women – to continue the work of the pioneers. What you hear on these two discs is the Now Sound of Norway in all its glory. You will discover some of our amazing youthful jazz energy alongside more established names.

Norwegian jazz is about diversity in every sense, and increasingly open to influences from contemporary and avant garde music, rock, pop and funk, folk textures and ethnic musics from other climates. THIS IS OUR MUSIC.

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Norway at Jazzahead

Liv Andrea Hauge Trio, Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen Quartet, Oddgeir Berg trio and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra with Marianna Sangita Røe are the Norwegian artists in Jazzahead's official showcase program this year. Norsk Jazzforum and Music Norway will as usual be present at the trade fair area.