Anja Eline Skybakmoen

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Anja Eline Skybakmoen
Skybakmoen with Pitsj at Ingensteds September 10, 2016.
Skybakmoen with Pitsj at Ingensteds September 10, 2016.
Background information
Born (1984-10-17) 17 October 1984 (age 36)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Occupation(s)Jazz singer, Composer and Band leader
Associated actsPitsj
«Eplemøya Songlag»
Anja Eline Skybakmoen Band

Anja Eline Skybakmoen (born 17 October 1984 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz singer, composer and band leader, the younger sister of guitarist Jonas Skybakmoen, and married 31 July 2014, to the guitarist David Aleksander Sjølie.[1]


Skybakmoen was educated at Norges Musikkhøgskole in Oslo. She has sung in projects like «Eplemøya Songlag» and Aphrodisiac. She replaced Tora Augestad in the vocal group Pitsj, and appeared on the album Gjenfortellinger (2009) together with the sisters Anine and Benedikte Kruse, and the twin sisters Ane Carmen and Ida Roggen.[2] In 2013 she appeared for the first time with her own Anja Eline Skybakmoen Band including with Sebastian Haugen-Markussen (bass), Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (drums), David Aleksander Sjølie (guitar), Dag-Filip Roaldsnes (rhodes & synth) and Kim-Erik Pedersen (saxophon). She presented original material at Moldejazz and released her debut solo album We’re The Houses (2014).[1][3][4]


  • 2012: Jazz Talent Award at the Moldejazz[3]
  • 2012: Geir Digernes Minnepris at the Trondheim Jazz Festival[5]


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2014: We're The Houses (Øra Fonogram)
  • 2015: Echo (Triogram)
Within Pitsj
Within «Eplemöya Songlag»
  • 2010: Eplemöya Songlag (NorCD)
  • 2012: Möya Og Myten (NorCD)
  • 2012: Glorious People


Within Johndoe
  • 2000: Explosift! (D'sign Records)
Within Lumsk
With «Northern Arc»


  1. ^ a b "Anja og gutta". 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  2. ^ a b "Du verden så det stemmer" (in Norwegian). NettAvisen. 2009-10-09. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  3. ^ a b Tangen, Jan Inge (2013-07-18). "Anja Eline Skybakmoen - Consert review" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  4. ^ Graatrud, Gabrielle (2013-07-16). "Norges nye Erykah Badu?" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  5. ^ "Anja Eline Skybakmoen Band Biography" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2015-06-24. Retrieved 2013-08-04.

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