young jazz musicians of the year


during our stay at molde jazz festival we got elected young jazz musicians of the year by norsk jazzforum and gramo. the prize includes a 150 000NOK grant, a tour around norway and a launch package for our next album. we are truely grateful for this prize and will definately make the most of it!

flow festival 12.08 and oslo jazz festival 16.08 coming up before the september tour.


just a quick update! a couple of weeks ago we played the beautiful vossa jazz, this summer we’ll be playing these festivals (and maybe some more..)

01.07 – mandaljazz
18.07 – jugendjazz, ålesund, norway
20.07 – molde international jazz festival
27.07 – canal street, arendal, Norway
16.08 – oslo Jazzfestival
07.19 – sept tour starts of with Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival


so our norwegian tour came to an end. we are thankful for all the support we’ve gotten along the way. listeners, lookers and venues treated us real nice. every new city offered a great stay. thanks alot and see you soon!

btw this makes us happy – the tune ‘some funk skunk’ made download of the day at and dagsavisen writes great stuff about our album!

photo: thor egil leirtrø

Album release september 18th 2015!

Our debut album is available from september 18th!

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In search of new musical territories, seven of the most outstanding young improvising musicians in the vibrant Trondheim Jazz scene gathers in Megalodon Collective. Megalodon is the septets first album release, where composed material as well as improvised parts are presented with freedom and passion. Inspirations from film music, outer space, free jazz, improv, noise, classical and medieval music are obvious and makes ‘Megalodon’ a fresh and unconventional album.

Andreas Winther – drums
Henrik Lødøen – drums
Martin Myhre Olsen – saxes
Karl Hjalmar Nyberg – saxes
Petter Kraft – saxes
Aaron Mandelmann – bass
Karl Bjorå – guitar