Bjørn Marius Hegge's compositions are immediate, harking back to the golden era of jazz from the late 1950s to the late 60s, imbued with an unquestionable cool, hints of blues, and flashes of bop and soul. It is driven by diesel train rhythms and fast-shuffling grooves, power-walking bass lines, and mercurial attitudes to melody and phrasing.
In 2016 he formed the quintet Hegge, a group made up by some of the finest Scandinavian jazz musicians active today, Jonas Kullhammar, Martin Myhre Olsen, Vigleik Storaas and Håkon Mjåset Johansen. Together they explore Bjørn Marius compositions with curiosity and openness. The band was awarded the Spellemann award for best jazz album (Vi är ledsna men du får inte längre vara barn) in 2017. The record was followed up with the excellent album Feeling in 2020.