Biography

Born in Oslo, Norway, April 25th 1971.
Educated a jazz musician (saxophone) at the jazz conservatory in Trondheim.
Studied composition with Terje Bjørklund, Bertil Palmar Johansen, Edward Vesala and Bjørn Kruse.
Since 1992 working full time as a musician, composer and arranger.
Released 9 records on the prestigious german record label ECM, whereas 5 of them as a band leader and composer and/or co-leader.
In 2001 his debut album won the german records critics prize “Jahrespreis – Presi der Deuchten Schallplattenkritik”.
Made concert tours all over the world with his own ensemble, with The Source and as a sideman in other artist’s groups.
Currently touring with- and composing for- his own ensemble (Trygve Seim Ensemble), Trygve Seim/Frode Haltli duet, the quartet The Source and soprano Tora Augestad. Also touring/recording with Iro Haarla Quintet, Sinikka Langeland’s group Starflowers, Jai Shankar Ensemble a.o.
During 2005-2010 made several collaborating projects together with egyptian musician and composer Fathy Salama.