Even Helte Hermansen

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Even Helte Hermansen
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Even Helte Hermansen at Vossajazz 2014.
Background information
Born (1982-02-13) 13 February 1982 (age 36)
Skien, Telemark
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
LabelsRune Grammofon
Associated actsBushman's Revenge

Even Helte Hermansen (born 13 February 1982 in Skien, Norway) is a Norwegian guitarist, known from several orchestras playing experimental jazz.


Hermansen and Trond Frønes
with Red Kite at the 2016 Nattjazz.

Hermansen has a background in heavy metal and rock, and studied music at Norges Musikkhøgskole. He participated in a series of bands, including Bushman's Revenge, Lamaskrik and Shining. In 2006 heappears at Kongsberg Jazzfestival and the competition Jazzintro, within the quartet Supersonic Rocketship, including Jørgen Mathisen (saxophone), Ola Høyer (bass) and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums). He collaborated within Shining from 2007 to 2010. The first release in 2007, along with Jørgen Munkeby (multi instrumentalist), Andreas Ulvo (piano), Torstein Lofthus (drums) and Morten Strøm. It was even more album releases Rune Grammofon. Since 2003, he has also played in trio Bushman's revenge together with Gard Nilssen (drums) and Rune Nergaard (bass), Also this band released several albums on Rune Grammofon from 2007. He has also contributed with the orchestra "Navyelectre" and their releases. When Eple Trio released their album The Widening Sphere of Influence in 2008, he contributed on "Eclipse", a composition by Andreas Ulvo. When Solveig Slettahjell released the album Tarpan Seasons in 2009 he was involved in her "Slow Motion Orchestra" together with Morten Qvenild (piano), Andreas Ulvo (organ), Sjur Miljeteig (trumpet), Jo Berger Myhre (bass) and Per Oddvar Johansen (drums). He was also the septet that played the commissioned work by Mathias Eick to Vossajazz 2011.[1]


  • 2007: Young Nordic Jazz Comets, best soloist[2]


Within Bushman's Revenge
  • 2007: Cowboy Music (Jazzaway Records)
  • 2009: You Lost Me at Hello (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2010: Jitterbug (Rune Grammofon)[3]
  • 2012: A Little Bit of Big Bonanza (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2012: Never Mind The Botox (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2013: Electric Komle – Live! (Rune Grammofon)[4]
  • 2016: Jazz, Fritt Etter Hukommelsen (Rune Grammofon)
  • 2016: Bushman's Fire (Rune Grammofon), live LP with Kjetil Møster and David Wallumrød
With Heidi Skjerve
With Solveig Slettahjell & The Slow Motion Orchestra
Within Shining
With Jan Toft
Within Eple Trio
  • 2010: The Widening Sphere of Influence (NorCD)
Within Grand General


  1. ^ Sunde, Anniken (19 September 2007). "Guitar moderne". Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  2. ^ Sunde, Anniken (19 September 2007). "Internasjonal Jazzpris til norsk gitarist" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  3. ^ Kelman, John (29 May 2010). "Bushman's Revenge: Jitterbug (2010) Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  4. ^ "Bushman's Revenge: "Electric Komle – LIVE!" Review" (in Norwegian). JazzNytt.JazzINorge.no. 15 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-20.

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