Singer and songwriter Kristin Asbjørnsen is one of the most distinguished artists on the vibrating extended music scene in Europe.
Kristins long awaited album HJEMVEIER, based on her new songs with Norwegian lyrics, will be released spring 2024 (date to come)
Over the last decade, she has received overwhelming international response from critics and the public alike for her personal and unique musical expression. 2018 saw the release of Kristin’s 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 the pandemic situation, several concerts in Norway, Italy and Germany were cancelled 2020/2021. During 2021-2023 Kristin has mainly been touring in quartet with Olav Torget / Eivind Aarset / Anders Engen, performing songs from Traces Of You, from her African-American spirituals repertoire as well as introducing her brand new songs. In 2022 Kristin made a special concert commissioned by Cosmopolite’s 30th anniversary, Oslo, where her ensemble also included kora player Suntou Susso and singer Monica Ifejilika.
Kristin is well known for her great live-performances and she is touring with 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.
Nasjonal Jazzscene 10/2 2024
Published February 2, 2024
Kristin Asbjørnsen Quintet performs at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, February 10th 2024.
Kristin Asbjørnsen Band at Ogna Scene
Published November 16, 2023
Kristin will perform at Ogna Scene in Hå Kommune (Rogaland) 24th Nov, in quartet with Olav Torget, Eivind Aarset and Wetle Holte.