Sigurd Hole is a norwegian bass player and composer from Rendalen living in Oslo. Constantly touring and recording alongside some of Norways finest jazz musicians, he is one of Norways most sought after bass players of his generation. "Hole possesses a deep-in-the-gut tone not unlike Arild Andersen" (John Kelman, allaboutjazz.com), and often works with music relating somehow to norwegian folk music combined with elements from contemporary jazz. His main projects are Eple Trio, different projects with Karl Seglem and most recently: Tord Gustavsen quartet. Sigurd is also a skilled arranger, his arrangements being played by amongst others the Norwegian radio orchestra (Kork). In addition to his artistic work Sigurd teaches double bass and ensembles at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

06/09 | 2016

"Fabel" was released on Grappa / Heilo 02.09.16. We played a very nice release concert on Riksscenen in Oslo the same day. See project with Eli Storbekken for more info.

06/09 | 2016

I have started my own trio, Sigurd Hole trio, with Jarle Vespestad - drums and Håkon Aase - violin. It´s a great pleasure to write music for and to play with this small, open chamber music group. I am looking very much forward to presenting the music for audiences in Hamar, Rendalen, Røros, Kongsvinger and Oslo on our first tour in october.

04/12 | 2014

This review of Eple Trios "Universal Cycle" just came in from swedish magazine LIRA. Excerpt in english: "Hole changes neatly between arco and pizzicato playing. At times so beautiful it is almost painful - as in the bass solo on Tipplers Insomnia (arco), where the notes changes into overtones in a way that nearly resembles a human voice cracking up. It´s fragile, vulnerable and brilliant."
http://www.lira.se/skivrecension/universal-cycle/

04/12 | 2014

So happy to be the winner of Forsberg and Aulies grant 2014! The grant is 100 000 kr, and will be used for focusing amongst other things on my own solo recording in 2015. An honour to accept this grant as the first jazz musician ever, following last years winner Vilde Frang and earlier winners such as Håvard Gimse and Wolfgang Plagge.
www.forsbergaulieslegat.no
http://nmh.no/ansatte/nyheter/sigurd-hole-tildelt-musikkstipend

04/12 | 2014

It just became official that I am the new bass player in Tord Gustavsen quartet! Very excited about that. Following great bass players Mats Eilertsen and Harald Johnsen it will not be an easy spot to fill, but I will do my best to keep the continuity in their ideas growing while approaching the music bringing whatever I can of my own identity into the band. A couple of weeks ago I made my first tour with the quartet, 7 flights in 3 days brought us to Bielsko Blava (Poland), Antalya (Turkey) and Sibiu (Romania).

Contact

hole.sigurd@gmail.com
+47 99525574

Upcoming concerts

2016
September
October
20th 20:00 Ytre Rendal Kirke, Rendalen //
30th 20:00 Ali Theater, Waldschut-Tiengen (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
31st 20:00 Treibhaus, Innsbruck (AU) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
November
01st 20:00 KFZ, Marburg (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
02nd 20:00 TBA (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
03rd 20:00 bFlat, Berlin (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
04th 20:00 Fürstenwalde, Kulturfabrik (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
05th 20:00 Jameln, Platenlaase (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
19th 20:00 Pit Inn, Tokyo (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
20th 20:00 Pit Inn, Tokyo (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
21st 20:00 Nardis, Kashiwa // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
22nd 20:00 Airegin, Yokohama (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
23rd 20:00 La Sone, Jyoetsu (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
24th 20:00 Jazz Flash, Niigata (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
25th 20:00 Mokkiriya, Kanazawa (JP) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
2017
May

Past concerts

2016
September
10th 19:30 Vidarheim, Tolga // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
04th 15:00 Asker museum // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
03rd 14:00 Røed Gård, Moss // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
02nd 21:00 PLATESLIPP! Riksscenen, Oslo // Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole
July
29th 19:00 Olavsfestdagene, med bl.a. Tord Gustavsen, Solveig Slettahjel, Sondre Bratland, Live Roggen //
19th 14:00 Driving Miles, Moldejazz //
June
23rd 14:00 Utsikten, Gaularfjell (Karl Seglem) //
May
14th 13:00 Gjøvik Gård, Drengstua, Gjøvik // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
13th 19:00 Banken, Lillehammer // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
12th 19:00 Musikkstua, Rendalen // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
11th 19:00 Folldal Bibliotek, Folldal // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
10th 19:00 Finnskogen Kro, Svullrya // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
April
28th 09:00 Vinstra VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
27th 09:00 Stange VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
26th 09:00 Tynset VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
25th 09:00 Gjøvik VGS. Med Seglem / Isungset // Improfolk
March
04th 20:00 Bestillingsverk av Kjartan Gullikstad, Finnskogen. Med Mathias Eick, Øystein Vik og Elisabeth Lid Trøen //
February
06th 19:00 Våler, Tøråsen Grendehus // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
05th 19:00 Hamar Kulturhus // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
02nd 19:00 Eidsskog // Ulvo / Haltli / Hole
2015
November
26th 20:00 Jazzklubb Arendal // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
20th 20:00 Nasjonal Jazzscene, Oslo // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
14th 20:00 Jameln, Platenlaase // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
13th 20:00 B-Flat, Berlin // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
12th 20:00 B-Flat, Berlin // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
11th 20:00 Nesodden, Hellviktangen // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
October
18th 20:00 Asker Kulturhus // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
15th 20:00 Spor 5, Stavanger // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
September
August
28th 22:00 Termoli Jazzfestival (IT) // Tord Gustavsen quartet
July
June
May
04th 20:00 Deichmanske Bibliotek // Eple Trio
April
March
28th 20:00 Rio (BR) // trio concert w/ Jarle Vespestad // Tord Gustavsen quartet
27th 20:00 Sao Paulo (BR) // trio concert w/ Jarle Vespestad // Tord Gustavsen quartet
February
28th 21:00 Riksscenen m/ Eli Storbekken, Karl Seglem, NIls Økland, Birger Mistereggen og Per Einar Watle //
January
16th 22:30 Stavanger Jazzforum, Eberson funk ensemble //
16th 21:00 Stavanger Jazzforum, Karl Seglem "Som spor" //
2014
December
November
16th 19:45 Tord Gustavsen quartet // Sibiu, Romania //
15th 19:45 Tord Gustavsen quartet // Antalya, Turkey //
14th 19:30 Tord Gustavsen quartet // Bielsko Biala, Polen //
October
September
28th 11:00 Sandane //
27th 20:00 Øvre Årdal //
26th 20:00 Bergen //
25th 20:00 Sandane //
24th 20:00 Førde //
23rd 20:00 Florø //
21st 20:00 Release tour "Som spor" (Karl Seglem) // Voss //
August
08th 19:00 Hamar Kulturhus // Lyden av Prøysen
07th 19:00 Hamar Kulturhus // Lyden av Prøysen
July
May
09th 20:00 Balejazz // Jubileumskonsert med Karl Seglem, Arve Henriksen, m.fl. //
08th 14:30 Pucheim (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
April
March
07th 13:00 Municipal School, Mumbai // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
07th 09:00 DPS, East // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
06th 13:00 Calorax Global School // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
06th 09:00 DPS, Bhopal // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
05th 17:00 PDPU, Gandhi Nagar // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
05th 09:00 IIT Gandhi Nagar // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
04th 17:00 Orphanage Home, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
04th 12:00 C.N. Vidyavihar, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
03rd 20:00 Mudra institute of Communications, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
03rd 16:00 Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
February
28th 14:30 Maharaja Agrasen College // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
27th 14:30 KIIT College of Engineering, Gurgaon // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
26th 12:30 St. Marks Senior Secondary Girls School, New Delhi // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
26th 10:30 KIIT World School, Pitampura, New Delhi // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet, Eple Trio
2013
November
October
27th 20:00 Schwäbisch Hall, Hospitalkirke (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
12th 20:00 Kinoen, Odda // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
September
10th 20:30 Nardis, Kashiwa, Chiba // Eple Trio
August
May
2012
October
27th 20:00 Alte Sendesaal, Bremen (DE) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
26th 20:00 Bikuben, Det Norske Teater (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
25th 20:00 Hamar Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
24th 20:00 Bergen Jazzforum UKS (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
23rd 20:00 Nesodden Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
21st 20:00 Asker Kulturhus (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
13th 20:00 Urijazz, Tønsberg (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
08th 20:00 Hemnes Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
07th 20:00 Sortland Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
06th 20:00 Sinus Jazzklubb, Bodø (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
05th 20:00 Tromsø Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
04th 20:00 Litteraturhuset, Oslo (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
July
05th 20:00 Kongsberg Jazzfestival (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
2011
May
07th 20:00 Arendal Jazzklubb (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
2010
November
24th 20:00 Jazzaid, Nasjonal Jazzscene (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
October
17th 20:00 Jazz på Jølster (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
September
30th 20:00 Nasjonal Jazzscene (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
April
11th 20:00 Kampenjazz, Oslo (NO) // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet
10th 20:00 Stavanger Jazzforum // Karl Seglem Acoustic Quartet

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