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Eivind Waage Austad (born 03. nov 1973) 

Helldalsstølen 42
5225 Nesttun
Phone. +47-99275426
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Main instrument: piano, keyboard instruments

Second instrument: voice


Short bio:

Eivind Austad is a norwegian jazz pianist from the city of Stavanger. He grew up playing classical piano as well as gospel and church music before digging into the world of jazz music in his late teens. A few years after finishing high school he studied at the Conservatory of Music in Trondheim and became an active freelance musician. He moved to Bergen and established himself as one of the most in demand pianists/keyboardists covering a broad range of styles and expressions. Out of the many artists and musicians he has worked with one can mention jazz saxophone player Kjetil T. Møster, guitarist Thomas T. Dahl, the late great saxophone player Sigurd Køhn, drummer/percussionist/multi artist Ole Hamre, drummer Frank Jakobsen, drummer Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk, guitarist Frode Alnæs and singer Sigvart Dagsland. Aside from being a musician, Eivind also teaches and runs the Jazz department at Bergen Music Conservatory/University of Bergen (The Grieg Academy). Some of his recording credits counts bass player Ole Amund Gjersvik, singer Tone Lise Moberg and pop artist Karin Park. He has led his trio with different line ups since 2001 and will release his first recording as a leader in 2016.



  • 1990-1993: St. Svithun vgs (high school), Music and science
  • 1993-1994: Viken folkehøgskole (folk college), Music
  • 1994-1997: Bergen University college (Hib), Music and teaching
  • 1997-2000: Music conservatory in Trondheim, jazz performance bachelor
  • 2001-2003 (2007): Bergen University college (Hib), Music pedagogy master (improvisation)


Main projects: 

Eivind Austad Trio 


Living Space 


Duo with singer Gunn Waage Austad (Occasionally with clar/sax player Steinar Sætre) focusing on repertoire from gospel, negro spirituals and hymns.


Other freelance projects I´ve been doing (and occasionally still do):



Shannon Powell Norwegian Quintet 

  • 2015: Sildajazz, Haugesund Int. Jazz Festival, club gig and church concert
  • 2014: The Norwegian church in New Orleans, recording session at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans


Moon, Mistress, Mood with singer Marita Moe Sandven at Hardingtonar, Oseana


Projects with Ole Hamre

  • Folkofoni with Ole Hamre and Jan Heinke, (Tonlagen, Dresden oct 2014
  • Den fyrste song… with Ole Hamre and his Folkofon (different shows/events)
  • Fargespill (Bergen Int. Festival 2004, Balejazz 2005, BKK in The Grieghall 2010 different events 2012-2014…)
  • Maritimt bestillingsverk with Frode Alnæs (Klippfiskfestivalen, Kristiansund 2005)
  • Fonomatopoetikon  (BJF 2003, Dølajazz 2004, Hemnes, Bodø, Tromsø 2005)


A tribute to Sam Rivers with Ola Høyer, Kjetil Møster and Øyvind Hegg-Lunde

A tribute to Pharoah Sanders with Ola Høyer, Øyvind Skarbø, Kjetil Møster

Coelacanth (Bergen Int. Festival 2013, DNOB 2013) by Winterguests/Alan Lucien Øyen)

A tribute to Getz/Gilberto W/Doddo Andersen, Thomas Dahl… (Nattjazz 2013)

A tribute to Benny Goodman with Michael Barnes, Ivar Kolve and Stian Villanger

Fra kvinne til kvinne… show with The Trætteberg Sisters (Bergen, Oslo)

Haukeland i 100 (anniversary concert) with Sigvart Dagsland, Stein Torleif Bjella, Rune Larsen…

Bergen Big Band concert w/Ellen Rowe (Sardinen USF), concert at Nattjazz 2011…

Rytmefabrikken w/Ian Finkel and Bergen Philharm Orch (Bergen Percussion Fest 2008)

Christina Bjordal Band (concerts in Haugesund, Oslo…)

Helen Eriksen Band w/Helén Eriksen, Erik Halvorsen, Sveinung Hovensjø, Tarald Tvedten (Nattjazz 2004, local club gigs 2004-2005)

2002: Mike Gallahers Soul Express (Ole Blues/Bergenfest 2002)

2001-2006: Z-kvartett (quartet led by saxophone player Zoltan Vincze)

2002-2008: Ole Amund Gjersvik Quintet (Nattjazz 2003, different local gigs)

2001-2006: Tone Lise Moberg Band (Sildajazz 2005, Nattjazz 2002, local gigs)

2000-2001: -phobic (Guit, keys, drums trio – gigs in Bergen and Lithuania 200-2001)

1998-2000: EWS & the Sympathy Orchestra, Trondheim, Vadsø, Narvik, Bodø, Tromsø and Oslo.

1999: Jazz project tour in Midt-Norge, Sunnmøre and Oslo (Jan/Feb)

1997-2000: Ed ́s Ahead (Funk/fusion/acid jazz group – gigs at Nattjazz 98, Trondheim Jazzforum 1998, Studentersamfundet in Trondheim 1998, Trondh. Jazzfestival 1999)

1997-2000: Benedicte Swendgaard Band (Trondheim Jazzfestival 1998)