Kristin Asbjørnsen

Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Norway. Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression.

These days Kristin is recording her new solo album «Traces of You», to be released January 2018.
2015/2016 saw a captivating collaboration between Kristin Asbjørnsen, the Senegalese kora player Ablaye Cissoko and the Norwegian guitarist Olav Torget. Kristin was invited by Global Oslo Music to compose new songs, and the commissioned work was performed at Caféteatret in Oslo, followed by Olavsfestdagene Festival in Trondheim, Oslo World Festival and Vossajazz Festival among others.

Kristin’s enchanting and critically acclaimed solo-album “I’ll meet you in the morning” (Emarcy/Universal Music 2013/2014) was followed by an extended release tour and festival concerts in Germany, France, Norway, Spain and Austria with Kristin Asbjørnsen Ensemble. The music affectionately reveals her enduring passion for African American spirituals as well as her own compositions.

During 2017 Kristin will continue to perform in Europe, in different duo, trio and quartet formats; combining songs from her latest album with her earlier work “The night shines like the day” and “Wayfaring stranger” as well as introducing new songs.

This is a great opportunity to experience the best of the best from this outstanding Norwegian singer!

Recent news

Two gigs at Vossajazz Jazz Festival

Published April 7, 2017

Kristin performs two gigs at Vossajazz Jazz Festival:

She is participating in Malika Makouf Rasmussen’s Club Montmatre 7th April and performing with Ablaye Cissoko and Olav Torget (Traces of you) 9th April.

Asbjørnsen tar sangene med tilbake til Afrika - plata er dedisert «til Mali», den virker mer rettet mot afrikansk musikk enn forgjengeren, samtidig som den har klare trekk fra ny skandinavisk jazz. Dette låter som en vinner på konsertscener i høst.

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Upcoming concerts

19th July

Sommerfestuka - Sjusjøen Fjellkirke, Sjusjøen

Kristin Asbjørnsen / Olav Torget Duo

30th September

Nordhausen Jazzklubb, Nordhausen

Kristin Asbjørnsen Trio (with Olav Torget and Gjermund Silset)

8th November

Modum Bad (Festsalen), Modum

Kristin Asbjørnsen/Ablaye Cissoko/Olav Torget: «Traces of You» Kristin’s commissioned work by Global Oslo Music

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