Sigurd Hole

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Sigurd Hole
Sigurd Hole Kongshaugfestivalen 2019 (210126).jpg
Sigurd Hole on stage at Kongshaugfestivalen 2019
Background information
Born (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 38)
Elverum, Hedmark
Occupation(s)Jazz musician and composer
InstrumentsUpright bass
Associated actsEple Trio
Karl Seglem, Sigurd Hole and
Gisle Torvik at Vossajazz 2014.
(Photo by Knut Anderen)

Sigurd Hole (born 13 July 1981 in Elverum, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (upright bass) from Rendalen living in Oslo.[1]


Hole is constantly touring and recording albums alongside some of Norways finest jazz musicians, as one of the most sought after bass players of his generation in Norway. John Kelman, of All About Jazz, stated: "Hole possesses a deep-in-the-gut tone not unlike Arild Andersen", and he is often collaborating with Norwegian folk music related musicians, combining traditional music with elements of contemporary jazz.[2] His main project since 2005 is Eple Trio, in addition to different projects with Karl Seglem. Most recently he has replaced Mats Eilertsen in Tord Gustavsen Quartet (2014). He has also for several years worked closely with his colleague Jon Eberson at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he holds a Masters degree of jazz and improvised music (2008). This collaboration took him first to Jon Eberson Group, later Eberson Funk Ensemble. After his graduation, Hole has worked full-time as a musician in various ensembles, like Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Østerdalsmusikken and Eple Trio. The latter has been his main project - alongside his more American influenced jazz- and pop oriented work with Norwegian guitarist Jon Eberson (most notably in the band Jon Eberson Group). Sigurd recently joined Tord Gustavsens quartet, replacing as the groups new bass player.

Hole is also a composer and music arranger. His string arrangements have been played all over Norway in concerts with Jon Eberson Group, by musicians from orchestras such as the Bodø Sinfonietta, the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. He has also arranged music for the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. He also contributes as composer to Eple Trio.

In addition to his artistic work, Hole teaches bass, ensembles and improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He also teaches bass at the Agder University College.[3]


Solo albums[edit]

  • 2018: Elvesang
  • 2018: Encounters


Eple Trio
  • 2007: Made this (NorCD)
  • 2008: The Widening Sphere Of Influence (NorCD)
  • 2010:In The Clearing / In The Cavern (double album) (NorCD)[2]
  • 2014: Universal Cycle (Shipwreckords)
  • 2017: 5 (Shipwreckords)[4]
Kallerdahl / Seglem / Ulvo / Hole / Sjøvaag
  • 2009: Skoddeheimen (NorCD)
Jon Eberson Group
Helge Lien | Sigurd Hole
Ulvo / Hole / Haltli
  • 2016: StaiStua (NorCD)

As sideman[edit]

With Tord Gustavsen

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  2. ^ a b Kelman, John (2012-06-25). "Eple Trio: In The Clearing / In The Cavern (2011)". Musical reviews. All About Jazz. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  3. ^ "Sigurd Hole". Biography. Norwegian Academy of Music. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  4. ^ "Eple Trio". Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  5. ^ "Sigurd Hole". Discography. Retrieved 2015-06-09.

External links[edit]

Official website