Kristin Asbjørnsen

Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Europe.

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Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression. Spring 2018 saw the release of Kristin’s long awaited solo album Traces Of You. Kristin’s enchanting songs, based on her commissioned work Traces of You for Global Oslo Music in 2016, were met with outstanding response. Kristin has written all music and lyrics.

Due to Covid-19 several concerts in Norway, Italy and Germany have been cancelled/postponed 2020/2021. During Autumn 2021 Kristin will perform some concerts in Norway, and when possible, in 2022, Kristin will be touring in Europe in trio/quartet formats with guitarist Olav Torget and Suntou Susso / Eivind Aarset / Anders Engen, performing songs from Traces Of You, as well as songs from her African-American spirituals repertoire.

Kristin is well known for her great live-performances and she is touring with two extraordinary musicians. The Norwegian singer has featured on a number of album releases, as well as a series of tours and festival performances in Europe. She has won several national Music Awards. In France, Kristin became the winner of the Mondomix Babel Med prize in 2009. Her previous solo albums I’ll meet you in the morning (2013), The night shines like the day (2009) and Wayfaring stranger (2006) were released across Europe via Emarcy/Universal. Wayfaring stranger sold to Platinum in Norway.

Kristin made the score for the movie Factotum (Bukowski/Bent Hamer) in 2005. Kristin collaborates with the piano player Tord Gustavsen. During many years Kristin focused on work with her musical ensembles Kvitretten, Dadafon and Krøyt.

Recent news

Several concerts in Norway in 2023

Published January 25, 2023

2023 will see several concerts in Norway with Kristin’s superb quartet, visiting jazz clubs, culture centres and jazz festivals.

In February Kristin, Olav Torget, Eivind Aarset and Anders Engen performs at  Energimølla / Kongsberg Jazz Evidence 22/2 and Kullebunden Jazzclub / Kolben Kulturhus 23/2.

More info about the concerts here

COSMOPOLITE, Oslo 16th November – commissioned concert

Published November 14, 2022

Kristin will participate in Cosmopolite’s 30th anniversary with a concert commissioned by the venue’s founder, Miloud Guiderk.

Kristin will perform brand new songs in Norwegian, as well as songs from her “Traces of You” repertoire and rich adaptations of African American spirituals.

This concert is based on her rich artistry as an improvisational musician. and she will perform with an extraordinary ensemble, including guitarists Olav Torget and Eivind Aarset, the eminent Anders Engen on perk and piano, superb backing vocals by Monica Ifejilika, as well as Gambian kora player and vocalist Suntou Susso.

More information here and buy tickets here

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