Trygve Seim i born in Oslo, Norway, April 25th 1971.
Trygve Seim is educated a jazz musician with saxophone as main instrument, at the jazz conservatory in Trondheim. He studied saxophone with John Pål Inderberg, Bob Rockwell, Rune Nicolaysen and Tore Engstrøm, and composition with Terje Bjørklund, Bertil Palmar Johansen, Edward Vesala and Bjørn Kruse. Since 1992 he has worked full time as a musician, composer and arranger.
Trygve Seim has released 22 CD’s on the prestigious German record label ECM Records, whereas 8 of them as a composer and band-leader or co-band-leader.
Trygve Seim’s debut album “Different Rivers” won the german records critics prize in 2001 “Jahrespreis – Presi der Deuchten Schallplattenkritik”.
Trygve Seim has made concert tours all over the world with his own ensemble’s and with The Source, as well as as a sideman in many other artist’s groups: Manu Katché, Jacob Young, Sinikka Langeland, Iro Haarla, Fathy Salama, Jai Shankar a.o.
Currently Trygve Seim is touring with- and composing for- his own ensemble’s:
-Trygve Seim Ensemble (with 7 wind instruments, accordion, cello and drums).
-Trygve Seim Rumi Songs (with Tora Augestad, Svante Henryson and Frode Haltli).
-Trygve Seim Quartet (“Helsinki Songs” – with Kristjan Randalu, Mats Eilertsen and Markku Ounaskari).
as well as with:
-Trygve Seim/Frode Haltli duet
-Trygve Seim/Andreas Utnem duet
plus touring/recording as a sideman with other artists.