Hilde Hefte’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Norwegian jazz singer


Jazz musician







1 September 1956, Kristiansand

63 years

Hilde Hefte (born 1 September 1956 in Kristiansand, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz singer.

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BiographyHonorsDiscographySolo albumsCollaborations
Hefte got much of her musical education from the well reputated Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, Norway with piano as primary and vocals as scondary instruments. She played saxophone and clarinet for ten years when she was young, as an apprentice to her father who was saxophone teacher and musician. She was also trained as an actor, first with Alex Scherpf and later joining a Theater school. She also received an increasing number of roles at Agder Teater and at various other venues, including in plays like Fugleelskerne by Jens Bjørneboe, and Piaf by Pan Gam. During a period of some years she was also teaching music at Agder musikkonservatorium before she started as a full-time musician.
Her debut solo album Round Chet’s Midnight was released in 1999, and received great reviews, like Down Beat Magazine: “She’s making waves on the Norwegian scene.”
There after Hefte has released five more albums under her own name, receiving excellent reviews in the press. She has written lyrics and composed music to both her own albums and a lot of other artists. Hilde has been given various leading roles at the theatre, among others; the main role as Edith Piaf at Agder Theatre. She has also been hired to write and arrange music for various locale theatre productions. Jazz musician – recordings: ‘Round Chet’s Midnight (1999), Playsong – The Music of Bill Evans (2001) Hildes BossaHefte (2003), her onely Norwegian album, On The Corner (2006), An Evening in Prague (2007), recorded in Prague, with Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 she released the album Short Stories.
Hilde founded and runs Norsk Jazzforlag (2003) and the record label Ponca Jazz Records (2004).




2015: Southern Norwegian jazz center award

Solbakken, Alf (2015-12-15). “Hilde Hefte mottok Sørnorsk jazzsenter-pris” (in Norwegian). JazzINorge.no. Retrieved 2015-12-15.

Solo albums

1999: Round Chet’s Midnight (Hot Club Records)
2001: Playsong – The Music of Bill Evans (Hot Club Records)
2003: Hildes bossaHefte (Hot Club Records)
2006: On The Corner (Ponca Jazz Records)
2007: An Evening in Prague (Ponca Jazz Records)
2013: Short Stories (Ponca Jazz Records)
2014: Memory Suite (Ponca Jazz Records), Japan release


1997: Kråka Knas

2000: Violin (Ola Kvernberg)

2002: Spor.sorland

2002: Nice But Easy (Kultur & Spetakkel), with Paul Weeden
2003: The Next Step (Hot Club Records), with Jon Larsen
2006: Jazz Collection 1 (Ponca Jazz Records), with various artists
2008: Vi Aner Deg

2009: Fight Apathy

2011: Bossa Nova Around The World (Putamayo Records), released in USA and Worldwide

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