Elin Rosseland

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Elin Rosseland
Elin Rosseland performing in 2019
Elin Rosseland performing in 2019
Background information
Born (1959-04-05) 5 April 1959 (age 64)
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
LabelsInner Ear
Odin Records

Elin Rosseland (born 5 April 1959 in Norway) is a singer, bandleader, and composer who studied at the Norwegian Academy of Music and is known from collaborations with Vigleik Storaas, Johannes Eick, Sidsel Endresen, Eldbjørg Raknes, Christian Wallumrød, and Johannes Eick.[1][2]


Rosseland has played with "Stein Eide Band", the Norwegian band "Kix" and the octet "Winds Hot & Cool" (with album in 1984). She early developed her own quintet "Fair Play" based in Trondheim, with the musicians Tor Yttredal, Vigleik Storaas, Johannes Eick and Trond Kopperud. They released the album Fair Play (1989). She joined the band "Søyr" (1986–94), the trio "ESE" with Sidsel Endresen and Eldbjørg Raknes (Gack, Jazzland 1998).[1]

The work Fra himmelen gave her the NOPA Award for the work of the year, for both music and lyrics, in 1996 (released on NorCD 1997, with Christian Wallumrød and Johannes Eick). She also released Moment (2004) in trio with Johannes Eick and Rob Waring, and performed with Knut Riisnæs at Oslo Jazz Festival in a piece where "Oslo Storband" performed the Peer Gynt Suite by Helge Hurum.[2]

Rosseland associated with jazz vocal training at Norges Musikkhøgskole.[1][2]



Solo projects
With Espen Rud
  • 1984: Hotelsuite
With Lars Martin Myhre
  • 1985: Bak speilet
With "Søyr»
  • 1987: Vectors
  • 1994: Bussene lengter hjem
With Helge Hurum
  • 1987: Fata morgana
With the trio "ESE" (Eldbjørg Raknes & Sidsel Endresen)
With Lars Saabye Christensen
  • 1999: Skrapjern Og Silke (Grappa)
With Nils Petter Molvær
  • 2005: Er (Sula)


  1. ^ a b c "Elin Rosseland Biography – Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no". (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b c "Elin Rosseland Biography – SNL.no". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian)

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Preceded by Recipient of the Radka Toneff Memorial Award
Succeeded by