Kongle trio was formed in the spring of 2019 in Oslo, and there was immediately great joy of playing and chemistry between the musicians. The musical expression focuses strongly on freedom, improvisation and the musicians' identity and personality. The musicians want to explore free improvisation and the impulses that arise in the interaction, and also how to use untraditional structures, grooves and soundscapes. Some of the songs have clear structures while others are very free and follow completely different musical frameworks. The music is largely inspired by untraditional Norwegian piano trios such as the Svein Finnerud trio, Close Erase, Maria Kannegaard trio and Musk.
- Liv Andrea Hauge (Mosjøen) – piano,
- Øystein Skjelstad Østensen (Kongsberg) – kontrabass,
- Veslemøy Narvesen (Kristiansand) – trommer
Jazzintro is the Norwegian Jazz Forum's bi-annual launch program for young Norwegian jazz musician. This year's finalists are: Damata, Front! Front, Hein Westgaard Trio and Kongle trio.
During the final at the Oslo Jazz Festival in August, one of the bands will be named Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2020, and they will receive a launch package from the Norwegian Jazz Forum and the Gramo scholarship of NOK 150,000. In addition, Talent Norway contributes funds to a comprehensive mentoring program for the band.
The evening ends with winning band playing another concert shortly after the winner is chosen!