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Pitsj at Ingensteds 2016-9-10.jpg
Pitsj at the 10'th anniversary concert at Ingensteds in Oslo, September 10, 2016.
Background information
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Jazz
Years active 1999–present
Labels Grappa
Website www.pitsj.no
Members Anine Kruse
Benedikte Kruse
Ane Carmen Roggen
Ida Roggen
Anja Eline Skybakmoen
Past members Tora Augestad

Pitsj (founded 1999 in Oslo, Norway) is a female Norwegian a cappella quintet. The band consists of Anine and Benedikte Kruse, the twin sisters Ane Carmen and Ida Roggen, and Anja Eline Skybakmoen (who replaced Tora Augestad when she left Pitsj in 2007).[1]


Ida Roggen, Anja Eline Skybakmoen and Benedikte Kruse with Pitsj 2014.
Benedikte Kruse, Ane Carmen Roggen and Anine Kruse Skatrud with Pitsj 2014.
Tora Augestad with Pitsj
at Ingensteds in Oslo, September 10, 2016.
Hanna Paulsberg with Pitsj at Ingensteds in Oslo September 10, 2016.

Pitsj released their first album, Pitsj, on Grappa Records, in September 2006. It was recorded in The Real Group's studio in Stockholm, Sweden and produced by their producer, Anders Edenroth.[2] This album has received good reviews from different Norwegian news papers, one of them Dagbladet. Their repertoire focuses mainly on Norwegian pop and jazz.[2] They made a major contribution to Kjempesjansen 2006.[2][3]

Pitsj has performed at a large number of Norwegian festivals and concert scenes, and they have featured on Norwegian television. Pitsj has also made joint performances with The Real Group on several occasions, in addition to cooperations with the likes of Ole Edvard Antonsen, Odd Nordstoga, Sigvart Dagsland and Henning Sommerro.[1][3][4]

Band members[edit]

Present members
Past members

Festival Appearances[edit]

  • Vestfold-festspillene
  • Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival
  • Hardingtonar festival
  • Gloppen musikkfest
  • Follafestivalen
  • Landssangerstevnet in Molde
  • The Real A Cappella Festival (Sweden)


EP's and Singles
  • 2006: Den Du Veit (Grappa Music)
  • 2006: Voi Voi (Grappa Music)
  • 2016: Syngedame / Pakker sammen og reiser (Grappa Music)


  1. ^ a b c Aalrust, Marit Sunnanå (2006-09-19). "Det motsatte av Bjelleklang" (in Norwegian). Universitas. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pitsj – vakre viser a capella, Norsk Viseforum" (in Norwegian). Viser.no. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Pitsj – Kjempesjansen" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Pitsj". Biography (in Norwegian). Grappa Music. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Pitsj". MusicOnline. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  6. ^ "Kjell Karlsen 80 års jubileumsgalla med storband og kor" (in Norwegian). OsloKonserthus.no. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 

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