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, January 5, 2017


Happy new year! 2016 was a really good year for us with a lot of concerts at festivals and clubs in Norway and abroad. And we look forward to playing alot in the new year as well! In a couple of weeks, Hanna Paulsberg Concept is travelling to Paris to play a concert at Radio France. Our latest album Eastern Smiles is being released in France, and when Radio France heard the music they invited us down there. We are super excited! We will play some concerts in Norway as well, her is the tourplan:

17 jan: Toneheim Folkehøgskole
18 jan: Ålesund jazzsirkel
19 jan: Inderøy Jazzklubb
20 jan: Workshop at Sund Folkehøgskole
21 jan: Radio France - Paris

A belated christmas card for you

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Playing with Chick Corea at Blue Note in New York next week!

Next week I have the honour of travelling to New York with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra to play with legendary pianist Chick Corea. He is celebrating his 75th year with a long residency at Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, and he has invited Trondheim Jazz Orchestra to come and play with him there, two concerts a night, two nights in a row, on november 16th and 17th. We will be playing Erlend Skomsvoll's amazing arrangements of Chick Corea's music, they are equally beautiful as they are demanding!

Line up:

Chick Corea - piano
Erlend Skomsvoll - conductor
Ole Morten Vågan - bass
Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums
Hildegunn Øiseth - trumpet
Eivind Lønning - trumpet
Øyvind Brekke - Trombone
Kjetil Møster - saxes
Eirik Hegdal - saxes
Sissel Vera Pettersen - saxes, vocal
Martin Myhre Olsen - saxes 
HP - saxes

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:

Click on cover to buy Hanna Paulsberg Concept's new album "Eastern Smiles" on iTunes!