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Latest news 2017:

Intervjuet av Janice Slater - Australia

 

Interviewed by Janice Slater (Australia)

about my upcoming album "Quiet Dreams" - What an honor:

 

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NEW CD-RELEASE: JANUARY 27. / DIGITAL RELEASE WORLD-WIDE: JANUARY 30.

 

Album: Hilde Hefte / Titlel: Quiet Dreams/ Cat.No.: PJRCD 126 (Click cover to enlarge)

Hilde Hefte Quiet Dreams“In my opinion this is the most personal and original album I’ve ever recorded”, and after listening through the whole album one of the listeners said: “This is the ultimate Hilde-Hefte-album”. And I have to say after all this work and with at result I'm so very very proud of I hope you will find som music and stories your heart will like.

On this recording I'm creating my own little universe.

You'll be traveling with me out on the ocean where you’ll be flying with the birds, diving with whales and much more. You will find a lullaby in Norwegian. My great grandmother sang it for my grandmother who sang it for her daughter (my mother); she sang it to me and I sang it every night for my child – So in other words, a very personal, sweet little family-tune. The last track on the album is a very special, groove-based a cappella composition. I can't wait for you to listen to it all.

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Album: Hilde Hefte / Titlel: Quiet Dreams/ Cat.No.: PJRCD & PJRLP 126

Hilde Hefte Quiet Dreams

Hi.

I just have to show you what a gorgeious cover the artist Agnete Erichsen has painted and designed for my next album (to be released this month). What a painter and designer she is. I can hardly wait for this album to travel the world on its own and for you to listen to my music! I am so proud.

 

All compositions and lyrics - apart from two - written by me.

Wrote all music-arrangements.

I'm playing 75 % of all tracks myrself.

Playing several instruments.

All vocals.

More info coming up soon.

RELEASE: JANUARY 27th

RELEASE LP: MARCH - Hilde Hefte - Quiet Dreams - Cat.No. PJRLP 126 - LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED & NUMBERED.

Other musicians: Egil Kapstad (on 3 tracks) & Simen Hefte Endresen (on 1 track)

Producer: Simen Hefte Endresen / Co-producert: Hilde Hefte / Sound engineering: Roald Råsberg / Studio: Sanden Studio / Art and cover design: Agnete Erichsen / All practical help when printed etc.: Jon Magnus Dahl.

Latest news 2016:

HILDE HEFTE AWARDED THE KRISTIANSAND MUNICIPALITY CULTURE AWARD 2016

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Interviewed by Fund For Performing Art:

Hilde Hefte interview

 

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and

HERE to read the interview (Only in Norwegian)

 

 

 

 

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AT SANDEN STUDIO RECORDING MY NEW ALBUM:

Hilde Hefte - Sanden Studio

More photos in the photo gallery to your right.

The eight first photos are from Sanden Studio October 2016.

 

 

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Portrait interview:

Hilde Hefte Portrait interview

 

"I my music-genre all the coolest ladies are over 70 years old, the jubilant says. And she's soon to record in the studio again."

Click photo to read the article. (Only in Norwegian).

 

 

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Kr.sand Komm. Kulturpris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hilde Hefte Fvn

Portrait Interview in the Newspaper Fædrelandsvennen in their weekend Magazine

by the journalist Jan Frantzen:

 

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HILDE HEFTE - SOLO - LIVEHilde Hefte Radio Sør

Click photo to enlarge (Photographer: Ann Helen Gjerde)

(Click here for pdf-version of the radio-interview.)

 

 

HILDE HEFTE - SOLO - LIVEConcert - Hefte

HILDE HEFTE solo!

For the first time you will be able to experience Hilde on stage alone, without a band. She'll be surrounded by various musical instruments.

(Photo from the newspaper's article. Click photo to enlarge).

Hilde Hefte vocal, Rhodes, guitar, various perc., sansula, Boss RC 300 loop station, Voicelive Touch2

 

Simen Hefte: Sound-design & Sound - engineering

 

DATE: MARCH 12th

LOCATION: HÅNDVERKEREN, KR.SAND, NORWAY

 

HILDE HEFTE - SOLO - LIVE

Concert - Hefte

HILDE HEFTE solo! For the first time you will be able to experience Hilde on stage alone, without a band. She'll be surrounded by various musical instruments. (Click photo to enlarge).

Hilde Hefte vocal, Rhodes, guitar, various perc., sansula, Boss RC 300 loop station, Voicelive Touch2

 

Simen Hefte: Sound-design & Sound - engineering

 

 

Bestselgende artist 2015

The photo is taken during her pre-production. (Click photo to enlarge).

 

TICKETS: Click logo

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Most-selling artist 2015

 

HILDE HEFTE is No. 1 on Ponca Jazz Records' Top-10-list 2015

HOORAY!!!!

Short Stories is the most-selling album at Ponca Jazz Records all through 2015

 

 

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Latest news 2015:

HILDE HEFTE RECEIVED THE SOUTHERN NORWEGIAN JAZZ-CENTER-PRIZE 2015 AND SHE IS PONCA JAZZ RECORDS MOST-SELLING ARTIST 2015

A proud and touched Hilde Hefte received December 16th The Southern Norwegian Jazz-Center Prize 2015.

Southern Norway Jazz-Prize 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brazilian Blend

Brazilian Blend ORTS Radio

1 hour program containing Brazilian music at Netherland-radio August 20..

Hilde is represented with her own Norwegian versions of brazilian music from the album Hildes bossaHefte.

Click pic for more (in Norwegian).

 

 

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The concet at Tall Ships Races and the commissioned work is done and what a fantastic experience it has been. Kristiansand County Council's journalist wrote the most wonderful review (and so did the newspaper...... next pic.)

Hilde Hefte - Bestillingsverk

(...) "Hilde Hefte has often been called The Queen of jazz. Saturday evening July 25th. she showed us all why. And she is also a very interesting and great composer".

Click photo for the review (Only in Norwegian).

 

 

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The concet at Tall Ships Races and the commissioned work is done and what a fantastic experience it has been. Here is the review in the newspaper.

Hilde Hefte - Bestillingsverk(...) "One of the highlights for the booking-agent was the commissioned work Hilde Hefte composed for Tall Ships Races. - It was stunningly wonderful. We didn't put any borders like what to compose and write and she delivered an incredible concert".

Click photo for the review in pdf (Only in Norwegian).

 

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Blog from Hilde Hefte in the newspaper Fedrelandsvennen (Fvn).

Hyllest til Alex Scherpf

Sorry that it is only in Norwegian.

 

If you want to take a look, click photo.

 

 

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HILDE HEFTE COMMISSIONED TO WRITE THE MUSIC FOR THE OPENING SHOW OF TALL SHIPS RACES 2015!!

Hyllest til Alex Scherpf

I'm so proud!!!

Click photo to read the Newspaper-article. Sorry that it is only in Norwegian.

 

 

 

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About the album Short Stories: The reviewin the Swedish Jazz Magazin Orkesterjournalen. Someone sent us this link:

Anmeldelse OrkesterjournalenOrkesterjournalen Sweden: "As simple as this: The best album I've heard for a long time - a treasure! The whole album makes me more than happy." 5 stars!!!

Click photo for the review (Only in Swedish).

 

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'NEW' PRESS-PHOTOS:

Lisensiert til JapanMore press-photos available.

 

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Releases:

LATEST RELEASE:

An Evening in PragueALBUM: HILDE HEFTE

TITLE: SHORT STORIES

CAT. No.: PJRCD 124
Ponca Jazz Records says.: 'This record will to some of you, come as a big surprise, because again she's showing her creativity by going in some different directions than expected. You've really got something to look forward too.'

Producer: Simen Hefte Endresen / Sound engineering: Roald Råsberg / Recorded at Sanden Studio, Kristiansand, Norway fall & winter 2012 and January 2013 / Mixed & mastered at Sanden Studio, Kristiansand, Norway January  and february 2013 / Front cover photo & cover design: Alf Solbakken

Musicians:
Hilde Hefte: All vocals, piano, guitar, glockenspiel, metallophone, wind-shime. Sidsel Walstad: Harp. Egil Kapstad: Piano. John Pål Inderberg: Soprano-sax. Simen Hefte Endresen: Egg
Harp arrangements: Egil Kapstad - All other music-arrangements: Hilde Hefte

You can order the CD here if you feel like it:

Buy the CD Short Stories at Hilde Hefte's own Official Web Store:

Buy Short Stories

 

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An Evening in Prague

Album: Hilde Hefte & The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Title: An Evening in Prague / Cat. No.: PJRCD 111

Conductor: Mario Klemens / All music arrangments by Egil Kapstad

Cover design & Cover photo: Alf Solbakken

Released 2007For more info click music on the main menu

You can order the CD here if you feel like it:

Buy the CD An Evening in Prague at Hilde Hefte's own Official Web Store:

Buy An Evening in Prague

 

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On The CornerAlbum: Hilde Hefte / Title: On The Corner / Cat.No.: PJRCD 100

Cover design & Cover photo: Alf Solbakken

Musicians:Hilde Hefte voc. / Egil Kapstad pno / Nisse Sandström ten.sax. / Bjørn Alterhaug b. / Eyvind Wahlen drums

Released 2006For more info click music on the main menu

You can order the CD here if you feel like it:

Buy the CD On The Corner at Hilde Hefte's own Official Web Store:

Buy On The Corner

 

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Hildes bossaHefteAlbum: Hilde Hefte / Title: Hildes bossaHefte / Cat. No.: HCRCD 2029

Cover design: Alf Solbakken

Musicians: Hilde Hefte voc. / Egil Kapstad pno. & Fender Rhodes / Hallvard Kausland guit. / Finn Hauge harmonica / Bjørn Alterhaug b. / Eyvind Olsen Wahlen drums

Released 2003For more info click music on the main menu

You can order the CD here if you feel like it:

Buy the CD Hildes bossaHefte at Hilde Hefte's own Official Web Store:

Buy Hildes bossaHefte

 

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Playsong - The music of Bill EvansAlbum: Hilde Hefte / Title: Playsong- the music of Bill Evans / Cat. No.: HCRCD 133 / Cover design: Aina Griffin / Cover art: Simen Hefte Endresen / All music arrangements by Egil Kapstad

Musicians: Hilde Hefte voc. / Egil Kapstad piano / Jan Allan trumpet / Nisse Sandström sax. / Cikada String Quartet / Bjørn Alterhaug bass / Eyvind Olsen Wahlen drums

Released 2001For more info click music on the main menu

You can order the CD here if you feel like it:

Buy the CD Playsong - the music of Bill Evans at Hilde Hefte's own Official Web Store:

Buy Playsong - the music of Bill Evans

 

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'Round Chet's MidnightAlbum: Hilde Hefte / Title: 'Round Chet's Midnight / Cat. No.: HCRCD 126

Cover photo: Frøydis Geithus

Musicians: Hilde Hefte voc / Egil Kapstad piano / Nisse Sandström sax / Bjørn Alterhaug bass / Eyvind Olsen Whalen drums

Released 1999For more info click music on the main menu

You can order the CD here if you feel like it:

Buy the CD 'Round Chet's Midnight at Hilde Hefte's own Official Web Store:

Buy 'Round Chet's Midnight

 

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Greetings from me :)


THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY PAGE - IT'S AND HONOR.

I can hardly believe it; after almost a year in the studio and trying out idears at home, my new album is now mixed and mastered, an udescribable feeling. I am looking so much forward to this, I'm like a child - and I can't wait for you to listen to the result. I don't expect everybody to like it, taste is so personal, but to me this album is some of the best I've ever recorded. :) Why? Because I have this time challenged myself on different levels.

I have released Chamber-jazz CD's, recorded with String Quartet, Jazz Quintet, Bossa Nova in Norwegian, and not to forget: Together with the wonderful City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

This album is quite different. It's only duo or/and vocal A Cappella.

AND; I'm playing several intruments myself, do music-arrangements and I am performing a tune written by myself and Jon Larsen.

Click words for the press underneath and read some more about the project...

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