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OriginOslo, Norway
GenresProg-rock, jazz-rock
Years active2006–present
LabelsRune Grammofon
MembersStåle Storløkken
Nikolai Eilertsen
Torstein Lofthus

Elephant9 (established 2006 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian progressive/neo-psychedelic/jazz-rock trio which formed in 2006 under the name Storløkken/Eilertsen/Lofthus, for the members of the band, namely Ståle Storløkken (keyboard), Nikolai Eilertsen (bass) and Torstein Lofthus (drums), but changed the name to Elephant9 after the first year together.[1]


The trio released their debut album Dodovoodoo in 2008, and followed up with Walk the Nile in 2010, both on the label Rune Grammofon. Walk the Nile was awarded Spellemannprisen 2010 in the class Jazz, and has drawn considerable praise from both the jazz and rock communities worldwide. They appeared at scenes in London with Motorpsycho in 2010.[2]

Their third studio album Atlantis, released in 2012, reinforced by the Swedish prog-rock guitarist veteran Reine Fiske, was accompanied by a series of concert performances at Kongsberg Jazz Festival,[3][4] and other Norwegian festivals like Vossajazz and Nattjazz, and stages like "Union Scene"[5] and "Victoria, Najonal Jazzscene".[6]



  • 2008: Dodovoodoo (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2010: Walk the Nile (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2011: Live at the BBC (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2012: Atlantis (Rune Grammofon), with Reine Fiske
  • 2015: Silver Mountain (Rune Grammofon), with Reine Fiske[7][8]
  • 2018: Greatest Show On Earth (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2019: Psychedelic Backfire I (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2019: Psychedelic Backfire II (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2019: Psychedelic Backfire III (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2021: Arrival of the New Elders (Rune Grammofon) [9]


  1. ^ Emilsen, Ann-Sofi S. (2013-08-21). "Elephant9". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  2. ^ "UK appearances for Motorpsycho and Elephant9 - MIC Norsk musikkinformasjon". Mic.no (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  3. ^ Kelman, John (2012-10-16). "Elephant9: Atlantis". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  4. ^ "Elephant9 med Reine Fiske « Kongsberg Jazzfestival". Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  5. ^ "Program | Elephant9 | Union Scene Drammen". Unionscene.no. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  6. ^ "Elephant 9 med Reine Fiske | Jazz i Norge". Jazzinorge.no. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  7. ^ "Elephant9". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  8. ^ "Elephant9". Rune Grammofon. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  9. ^ "Elephant9". Rune Grammofon. Retrieved 2020-03-12.

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Preceded by Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by