Sigurd Hole is a norwegian bassplayer from Rendalen living in Oslo. After finishing his masters degree in jazz and improvised music at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2008, he has worked full time as a musician in various ensembles. Often with music relating somehow to norwegian folk music combined with elements from contemporary jazz in bands such as Karl Seglem acoustic quartet, Østerdalsmusikken and Eple Trio. The latter has been his main project for the past 10 years - 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 Mats Eilertsen as the groups new bass player.

Sigurd is also a composer/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. In Eple Trio, Sigurd contribute as a composer.

In addition to his artistic work, Sigurd teaches bass, ensembles and improvisation at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He also teaches bass at the University of Agder.

Personal info & experience

Personal information

Name Birth date Birthplace City Country
Sigurd Hole 13/07 1981 Elverum 0481 Oslo Norway


Year Degree Institution
2006 to 2008 Norwegien Academy of Music Master in jazz/improvised music
2002 to 2006 Norwegian Academy of Music Bachelor in jazz/improvised music


Year Project name


Year Position Workplace
2007 to present: Assistant professer Norwegian Academy of music

Scholarships and grants

Year Scholarship / grant Description www
03/2014 FFUK Travel grant


Albums as band member

Elvesang, Solo 2018
Bak Jorda Ein Plass, Jon Eberson Group 2017
Fabel, Eli Storbekken / Sigurd Hole 2016
Skoddeheimen, Other projects 2014
Jorba, Other projects 2013
The Coarse Sand & The Names We Wrote, Jon Eberson Group 2011
Comfort Call, Jon Eberson Group 2010
Arme jord ha jolefred, Other projects 2009


Cover Title Length Album
Chrome Hill 5:29 Made This
Moon Tint 5:12 Made This
Angular Momentum 4:12 Made This
Buoy 5:14 The Widening Sphere of Influence
River Song II 9:53 In the Clearing / In the Cavern (2CD)
Birds of India 11:28 In the Clearing / In the Cavern (2CD)
Angular Momentum 4:04 nyesongar.no
Dordei 5:32 nyesongar.no
Etter Snø (Odda) 5:21 nyesongar.no
Live in Germany (K4) / Ventande 4:16 JazzBukkBox
Live in Germany (K4) / Veksande 2:58 JazzBukkBox
Live in Germany (K4) / Vandrande vågal 6:19 JazzBukkBox
Live in Germany (K4) / Vaktande 3:39 JazzBukkBox
Solhaug 4:43 Nordic Balm
Azzahrat 5