Norwegian saxophone player living in Oslo, Norway. Graduated from the jazz conservatory in Trondheim in 2011, and released her debut album "Waltz for Lilli" on october 8th, 2012.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Commissioned concert with Bobo Stenson

Last year Jan Ole Otnæs called me and told me that Victoria (National Jazzscene in Oslo) wanted to comission a concert from me. I could pick the musicians to participate and I would write whatever music I wanted, and Victoria would book a tour and handle everything else. The first musician I thought about was pianist Bobo Stenson, because it had been a long time dream to be able to play with him. I also asked Laura Jurd on trumpet, Mats Eilertsen on bass and Hans Hulbækmo on drums to join me and they all accepted. This last year I have written music and prepared for this moment, and now it is soon happening. In a couple of weeks we will all meet up in Oslo, and rehearse a couple of days before we go on a small tour in Norway. It is pretty exciting, at the point of nervewrecking, but I am looking extremely forward to meeting the others and start to play together.

Here is the tour plan:

Sept 21: Eidsvoll Jazzklubb
Sept 22: Victoria National Jazzscene, Oslo
Sept 23: Arena, Moss
Sept 24: Bodø Jazzklubb

Bobo and me when I went to see him play at Kongsberg Jazzfestival in july this summer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This summer

Will be a nice one by the looks of it. I am looking forward to playing with different projects at some really nice festivals in the Nordic countries. My quartet will play at Kongsberg and Sildajazz and Oslo Jazzfestival has asked us to to a concert with one of Norway's finest tenor players through the years, Knut Riisnæs.
I also look alot forward to playing with Skrap and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra at Molde Jazz Festival. This project is already sounding really cool at rehearsals, and I think the premiere at Moldejazz will be epic.
Last week was spent at Jon Balke's house in Hov, rehearsing for the concert we will do with  Ellen Andrea Wang at Kongsberg Jazzfestival. It is really inspiring to be able to work with a musician like Jon, who has done so many different interesting projects, not to mention that he is an amazing piano player! I hope to play more with him later.

July 5: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra/Sissel Vera Pettersen & John Hollenbeck - Copenhagen Jazz Festival
July 6: Hanna Paulsberg Concept - Kongsberg Jazzfestival
July 8: w/Ellen Andrea Wang, Jon Balke, Andreas Ulvo, Erland Dahlen - Kongsberg Jazzfestival
July 17: Trondheim Jazz Orchestra/SKRAP - Moldejazz
5: w/Karin Hammar - Ystad Jazzfestival, SE
August 10: Hanna Paulsberg Concept -Sildajazz
August 13: Klangfestivalen, Vågøy
August14: Klangfestivalen, Vågøy
August 18: w/Ellen Andrea Wang, Jon Balke, Andreas Ulvo, Erland Dahlen - Oslo Jazzfestival
August 20: Hanna Paulsberg Concept w/Knut Riisnæs - Oslo Jazzfestival

Skrap and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Live video from studio!

Here is a live version of Catalan Boy that we did in Athletic Sound in november after recording our album!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Review in Allaboutjazz

Ian Patterson from Allaboutjazz was at our concert at Vossajazz and has written a great review, here is a small excerpt:

"the chemistry is ever-more pronounced and the collective playing on undeniably strong material is absolutely first-rate. In short, a quartet that would grace any stage in the world."

 Whole review:

Photo: Eirik Åsheim

Friday, April 1, 2016

Review in Downbeat of our Vossajazz concert!

Downbeat was at Vossajazz, and they have written a very nice review of our concert:

"Of special note from the up-and-coming camp: The Hanna Paulsberg Concept affirmed the saxophonist/leader’s growing reputation as a voice to keep tabs on (especially beyond her native Norway). With tasteful soloist wits and awareness of space and phrasing, a strong melodic sense as a composer, she led an impressive young group, highlighted by the exciting and imaginative drummer Hans Hulbækmo, also in the Moskus Trio and, recently, inducted in the Scandinavian left-end-jazz supergroup Atomic."

Whole review of the festival here:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


The releasetour for 'Eastern Smiles' has been fabolous, but it is soon coming to an end. This week we travel to Finland to play our last two gigs on the tour. It has been alot of fun with great concerts and audiences! We are also looking alot forward to playing at Nattjazz in Bergen on may 28th and at Kongsberg Jazz Festival july 6th.

But first up is Tampere Hall on thursday 31st ( ) and Kapsäkki ( ) in Helsinki on saturday april 2nd. Click the links to get more info.

Here is a picture from our concert at Vossajazz a couple of weeks ago. It was a really super evening, and we had a lot of fun at this amazing festival.

Foto: Eirik Åsheim

Friday, February 26, 2016

Release today!!

Finally, our third album is out! We are extremely happy and excited, and looking alot forward to the releasetour that will start next week. The album is available on cd and vinyl and of course also digitally. This release is also a little special for us because our new label is Odin, the legendary label founded by the norwegian jazz foundation in 81. Many great norwegian jazz records was released there during the 80's and 90's, most famous is probably Radka Toneff's 'Fairytale'. Our new album 'Eastern Smiles' is the first new release since 1993.

Follow these links if you are interested in buying the album:

CD og LP:

ODIN on Facebook:

Article in Norwegian about the rebirth of Odin :
Click on cover to buy Hanna Paulsberg Concept's new album "Eastern Smiles" on iTunes!