Eyolf Dale

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Eyolf Dale
Eyolf Dale Nasjonal Jazzscene 2017 (213437).jpg
Eyolf Dale performing in 2017
Photo: Tore Sætre
Background information
Born (1985-03-05) 5 March 1985 (age 33)
Skien, Telemark, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano
Labels Rune Grammofon
Curling Legs
Edition Records
Associated acts Albatrosh
Hayden Powell
Daniel Herskedal
Website Official website

Eyolf Dale (born 5 March 1985 in Skien) is a Norwegian jazz pianist and composer residing in Oslo.[1][2]


Dale started playing piano at the age of 6 years, and shortly after started taking lessons. After finishing his Examen artium on the Music program at Skien videregående skole (2001–04), he worked as a freelance pianist, conductor and arranger in the Grenland area until in 2005 he started his graduate studies in Performing jazz and improvisation at Norwegian Academy of Music (2005–09). There he studied under such as Misha Alperin, Bjørn Kruse and Jon Balke, and completed the master's program (2009–11). He is working as a musician and composer, solo and in cooperation with other Norwegian and European musicians. He is also an associate professor in jazz at Norwegian Academy of Music. [1]

Dale is a frequently recorded musician and has contributed on most Norwegian jazz festivals and international festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, 12 Points!, Shanghai Arts Festival and Südtirol Jazz Festival. He has also toured and performed in countries such as the US, Germany, Nederlands, Poland, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, England, Ireland, Italy and China.[1]


  • 2008: "Årets unge jazzmusikere" within Albatrosh, by Rikskonsertene and the Norwegian Jazz Federation[3][4]
  • 2008: Finalist in "Young Nordic Jazz Comets" within Albatrosh, held in Copenhagen, Denmark[5]
  • 2008: Skien municipal Encouragement price awarded Albatrosh
  • 2009: "Beste band" within Albatrosh, in the Europan Jazz Competition during the North Sea Jazz Festival.
  • 2009: 1st prize in the European competition Nomme Jazz for pianists
  • 2012: JazZtipendiat granted Albatrosh during the Moldejazz
  • 2014: Nominated for Spellemannprisen in the category of Jazz[6]
  • 2016: Nominated for Spellemannprisen in the category of Jazz[7]


As leader/co-leader[edit]

Year recorded Title Label Notes
2009? Seagull Island Inner Ear with André Roligheten
2010? Mystery Orchestra with Grenager & Tafjord Inner Ear with André Roligheten
2011? Yonkers Rune Grammofon with André Roligheten
2011 Hotel Interludes Curling Legs[2] Solo piano
2013? Hometown Interludes Curling Legs[8] Solo piano
2014? Tree House MNJ with André Roligheten, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
2014? Night Owl Rune Grammofon with André Roligheten
2016? Wolf Valley Edition With André Roligheten (tenor sax, clarinet), Hayden Powell (trumpet), Kristoffer Kompen (trombone), Rob Waring (vibraphone), Adrian Løseth Waade (violin), Per Zanussi (bass, saw), Gard Nilssen (drums)
2018? Return to Mind Edition With Per Zanussi (bass), Gard Nilssen (drums), Andre Roligheten (sax, clarinet), Hayden Powell (trumpet), Kristoffer Kompen (trombone), Rob Waring (vibraphone), Adrian Løseth Waade (violin)

Collaborative works[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Kampenjazz konsert med Eyolf Dale" (in Norwegian). NordicBlackTheatre.no. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  2. ^ a b Mosnes, Terje (5 October 2011). "Pianoperle fra Eyolf Dale" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  3. ^ Mosnes, Terje (19 July 2012). "Store kroner til stortalenter – Kronedryss over Anja og Albatrosh på Moldejazz" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  4. ^ Vestrum, Alexander (15 July 2008). "Albatrosh årets unge jazzmusikere" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 2013-08-31. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "André Rolighetens – Soloist prize". Young Nordic Jazz Comets. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  6. ^ no:Spellemannprisen 2013
  7. ^ no:Spellemannprisen 2013
  8. ^ Mosnes, Terje (16 October 2013). "Nye sanger, kjente grep" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

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