Jon Eberson & Sigurd Hole

Biography Jon Eberson & Sigurd Hole

Jon Eberson
has a varied and very strong musical track record both as a composer and guitarist that stretches back to the 70s, from bands like Moose Loose, Blow Out, and the band to Radka Toneff, via the 80's Jon Eberson Group, the Jazz Point Ensemble and one numerous groups in different jazz contexts. In recent years he has released several albums with Hilde Marie Kjersem and Sigurd Hole.

Sigurd Hole
grew up on a farm in Rendalen, in a small village with less than has 100 inhabitants. Music was a central part of his childhood, playing the violin from the age of six and then moving on to a slightly bigger stringed instrument, the double bass, at the age of 13. A fortunate change of instrument, although travelling is a bit more stressful..

Sigurd has now been one of the most sought after bass players on the Norwegian music scene for the past decade. He is known from his work with musicians and bands such as Tord Gustavsen trio/quartet, Eple Trio, Bugge Wesseltoft, Karl Seglem, Helge Lien, Jon Eberson, Trygve Seim, Nils Økland and Eli Storbekken. As a bassist he represents an innovative and creative approach to his instrument strongly influenced by Norwegian traditional music. Sigurd has released more than 30 albums with his main projects, and toured extensively worldwide for many years visiting countries like Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Germany, UK, France, Brazil and the Azores. He is also an active composer and arranger, having written music for Eple Trio and Karl Seglem acoustic quartet as well as larger ensembles such as The Norwegian Radio Orchestra.

In 2018 Hole launched his own projects - both solo and trio - as a leader and composer, with the critically acclaimed albums "Elvesang" and "Encounters". 2018 also sees the release of his ECM debut album as part of Tord Gustavsen trio.

In addition to his work as an artist Sigurd teaches double bass at The Norwegian Academy of Music.

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