Hanna Paulsberg Concept


Hanna's secound album on Øra Fonogram.
Release: February 07. 2014

Hanna Paulsberg Concept consists of four strong voices on the young Norwegian jazz scene. When Hanna Paulsberg started the band in 2010, she had a desire to play with musicians who understood the African American jazz tradition but still  wanted to take the music in new directions. The quartet released their debut album 'Waltz for Lilli' in 2012, and followed up with 'Song for Josia' in 2014. 

The quartet has played more than 100 concerts since it's inception in Norway and abroad, including Estonia, Finland, England and Germany, and major festivals such as Stockholm Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival and Jazzkaar. In 2011 they won the Young Nordic Jazz Comets competition in Stockholm and were awarded Trondheim Jazzfestival's talent price same year. Playfulness, openness, vital original compositions and a strong interaction has been key ingredients from the start, but the quartet is more on the pursuit than before and take bigger chances to bring their music to new places.


Hanna Paulsberg - saxophone
Oscar Grönberg - piano
Trygve Waldemar Fiske - double bass
Hans Hulbækmo - drums


With these impressive, varied originals Paulsberg enhances her reputation as a composer and leader of real note. The HPC strikes a fine balance between individual and ensemble identity; accordingly, every tune engages from first note to last. The beautiful, confident playing of all four musicians makes Song for Josia a contender for small ensemble recording of the year.
— Ian Patterson, www.allaboutjazz.com
This second album confirms Paulsberg’s status as a significant saxophone soloist and a highly accomplished composer and bandleader.
— Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

Recorded at Øra Studio, Trondheim (NO)
Engineered by Jo Ranheim
Mixed by Jo Ranheim and Jostein Ansnes, Øra Studio
Mastered by Jo Ranheim, Redroom Studio, Trondheim
Cover design Heida Karine Johannesdóttir Mobeck
Inlet Photos by Cathrine Diller Hagen and Kristian Wanvik