The chorus of Norwegian female jazz singers is legendary – whereby the term "female jazz singer" should not be taken too literally. Their protagonist for many years now has been Silje Nergaard.


She is one of the most successful jazz vocalists in Europe. In 1982, only 16 years old, she performed at the International Jazz Festival in Molde, the most famous festival in her country. The American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny discovered the singer and helped her to get her first record deal.


Since her debut album "Tell Me Where You're Going" which crested on the Norwegian pop charts at number 7 in 1990, she is an integral part of the cross genre Scandinavian music scene. She is one of a handful of female jazz protagonists who has also achieved enormous popularity in the pop world, simply because any form of bias is foreign to her. This Norwegian singer with the gentle voice is also known for her lyrical perfectionism and for giving serious thought in her songs to the world we live in.


2020 marked the year in which Silje Nergaard celebrated her 30th anniversary as an artist and released two new albums and was supposed to go on tour with pianist Espen Berg. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak all touring was cancelled, but now Silje is back –with her brand-new album HOUSES, released 1stOctober.

The album is a concept album, inspired by the lockdown period in which Silje, like most, was confined to spending long days inside her house. Through daily walks around her neighbourhood and observing people, which became the inspiration for her new album. Who lived there and what kind of lives did they lead? In 2019, Silje ventured into an exciting musical collaboration with world-class jazz pianist Espen Berg. Together, they have carefully selected songs from Silje’s vast musical catalogue, a best-of collection of beautiful versions of her biggest hits, includingBe Still My Heart, TheWaltz, Japanese Blue, and Tell Me Where You're Going, as well as music from her newest release “HOUSES”.

For decades, Silje Nergaard has travelled the world with her music.

Her albumAt First Light(2001) is to this day the best-selling jazz album of all times in Norway, selling more than 140.000 copies.

Silje and Espen invite their listeners into a warm and intimate musical experience, bringing the personal stories behind the songs to light. Espen’s playful and dynamic virtuosity allows for Silje's beautiful and expressive voice to truly shine in a soundscape characterised by soft expressiveness.


Silje Nergaard Poster

Silje Nergaard und Espen Berg

Silje Nergaard - Coco Bello

Silje Nergaard - Unclouded

On Tour

Christmas - Silje Nergaard and Espen Berg


01.12.2023 D-Kreuztal Ev. Kirche Hilchenbach
02.12.2023 D-Herford Marta Museum
03.12.2023 D-Freiburg Jazzhaus
09.12.2023 D-Halle Georg-Friedrich-Händel Halle Tickets



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