Blues and Bells

Siril Malmedal Hauge & Kjetil Mulelid

Blues and Bells

Album out now

- “Crystal clear. Evergreen qualities” - Dag og Tid (NO)

"Sounds both timeless and fresh at the same time" - Morgenbladet

“A duo release that will stand for decades to come” - Tor Hammerø

- “Perhaps the most beautiful record of the year, Blues and Bells” - Radio Revolt

- "A beautiful album that stresses that less is sometimes quite a lot." - Eyal Hareuveni

- “An extraordinary, emotional and beautiful album”. - Laboratorium Muzycznych Fuzji

- “A fine duo record from two of Norway's very best jazz musicians in the lyrical department” - Jan Granlie

- “Everything seems simple in this album with multiple resonances, very worked and rich in its details”- Culture Jazz (FR)

- “Genius co-created music, where two strong individual voices intertwine and create something completely new together” - Johan Hauknes, Salt Peanuts

- “The two have created something that aligns itself comfortably to a long-standing tradition whilst also offering a fresh and original take on it.” - Textura (CA)

- “Quiet and intimate and possessed of considerable emotional depth this is an album that succeeds in its stated aims and which has the potential to reach out to a wide listenership.” - The jazz man (UK)

- ⅚ - Nettavisen


Siril Malmedal Hauge and Kjetil Mulelid have made themselves known in the Norwegian music scene in recent years. With active touring, several Norwegian Grammy Award nominations and several album releases praised from the worldwide press, they have distinguished themselves as a clear voice for the 21st century in Norwegian music. Finally, Hauge and Mulelid are together as a duo, and their debut album will be out on 17.March 2023!

"Blues and bells" is a lovely mix of original songs and covers of well-known songs form other artists that have inspired the duo. The music is characterized by Hauge's clear and expressive voice and Kjetil's quirky piano playing. It is music in a catchy landscape, but with a good dose of resistance and surprises that take the listener into their musical universe. Several of the songs have great personal meaning for the duo, such as "For you I'll do anything" and "Never let me go".

Since they studied at the slightly legendary jazz academy in Trondheim ten years ago, they have worked regularly together - first as the core behind the project Fieldfare, and then through Siril's own solo work with two album releases, as well as concerts at most jazz festivals and clubs in Norway's nooks and crannies. Siril has also distinguished herself through a duo project with ECM artist Jacob Young, with two releases, awards from Japan, a nomination from the "Independent Music Award" in New York, and touring in large parts of the world, such as Europe, Japan and South Korea. Kjetil, for his part, has released 10 albums with the quartet Wako, his own piano trio and as a solo artist - this has led to hundreds of concerts in Europe and Japan, two million streams, and words of praise from the entire world's musical press orchestra. Hauge and Mulelid are now together as a duo, and a mix of original songs and their own versions of well-known cover songs can be expected. The music is characterized by Hauge's clear and expressive voice and Kjetil's quirky piano playing. It is music in a catchy landscape, but with a good dose of resistance and surprises that take the listener into their musical universe.

The album features the great Hildegunn Øiseth on goat horn and trumpet, and Henriette Eilertsen on flute. 

Kjetil Mulelid

is a Norwegian pianist and composer from Hurdal in Akershus who has established himself as one of Norway's leading jazz pianists with his own and characteristic way of playing. In 2014 he finished his studies at NTNU in Trondheim (Jazzlinja) and since then has toured regularly and played concerts with his own music in large parts of Europe, as well as Japan and the USA. He has released 12 albums in recent years as a composer and performer, 4 of them under his own name, all of which have received good criticism and praise from an international press.

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Siril Malmedal Hauge

is a Norwegian vocalist, instrumentalist, composer and lyricist. She has strong roots in the jazz tradition, and exhibits a phrasing and communication skills that few possess. Since 2016, she has released 12 albums, five of which are under her own management with praise from all over the world. Siril has been appointed Jazz ambassador for NTNU and holder of the "Jazztalent award" for Moldejazz. For her latest release "Slowly, Slowly" (Jazzland, 2021), she was nominated for the Spellemannsprisen in the jazz category.

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Recorded  by Mike Hartung 6th to 8th of September 2022 in Propeller Studio, Oslo

Mixed by Bård Ingebrigtsen at Amper Tone, Oslo

Mastered by Karl Klaseie at Øra Mastering, Trondheim 


Kjetil Mulelid - piano
Siril Malmedal Hauge - vocals 

Guest musicians: 

Henriette Eilertsen - flute on “Northern Sky”

Hildegunn Øiseth - goat horn on “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and trompet on “Body and Soul”. 

Produced by Siril Malmedal Hauge and Kjetil Mulelid


1. When Wind Fades (by Siril Malmedal Hauge)

2. Never Let Me Go (music by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans)

3. I Can’t Make You Love Me (music by Mike Reid and lyrics by Allen Shamblin, arranged by Kjetil Mulelid)

4. For You I’ll Do Anything (music by Kjetil Mulelid and lyrics by Siril Malmedal Hauge)

5. Northern Sky (written by Nick Drake, arranged by Kjetil Mulelid)

6. Emily (music by Johnny Mandel and lyrics by Johnny Mercer)

7. Blame It on My Youth  (music by Oscar Levant and lyrics by Edward Heyman, arranged by Kjetil Mulelid)

8. Body and Soul (music by Johnny Green and lyrics by Edward Heyman - arranged by Kjetil Mulelid & Siril Malmedal Hauge)

9. Cherry-Coloured Funk (written by the band Cocteau Twins, arranged by Kjetil Mulelid & Siril Malmedal Hauge)

10. For All We Know (music by Fred Coots and lyrics by Sam M. Lewis, arranged by Kjetil Mulelid & Siril Malmedal Hauge)

11. Kanskje I Morgen (music by Kjetil Mulelid and lyrics by Siril Malmedal Hauge)



20.03 - Kongsberg Evidence

21.03 - Kullebunden jazzklubb

03.04 - Hammerfest, Arktisk kultursenter

04.04 - Puls konsertserie, Alta

05.04 - AdLib jazzklubb, Bodø

06.04 - 4/4 jazzklubb, Mo I Rana

10.04 - Operahuset i Nordfjordeid

11.04 - Ørsta/Volda Jazzklubb

13.04 - Stord jazzklubb

13.04 - Bremnes kirke, Bømlo

14.04 - Kabuso Kunstsenter, Øystese

10.08 - tba

11.08 - tba


29.01 - Finsejazz

15.03 - Voss Jazzklubb

16.03 - Fryd Scene, ÅL

17.03 - Nasjonal Jazzscene,Oslo

18.03 - Big Dipper,Oslo

22.03 - Støttekonsert for jordskjelvrammende, Cosmopolite, Oslo

30.03 - Aladdin Scene, Halden

01.04 - Jazz in The Park, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 

12.10 -  Paris, Jazz à la Cité festival

14.10 - Guangzhou (CN), Enlightening Club

15.10 - Hangzhou (CN), JZ Club Huanglou

17.10 - Shanghai (CN), Wangxiaohui Art Center

19.10 -  Seoul (KR), Audioguy studio

20.10 -  Daegu (KR), Various Jazz Club

21.10 -  Gwangju (KR), Gwangju Theater

22.10 - Sejong (KR),Jazz in Lab

02.11 - Molde, Storyville

03.11 - Fosnavåg, Konserthus

04.11 - Sunndalsøra, Øra Kafé

05.11 - Trondheim, Dokkhuset

11.11 - Ålesund, Spjelkavik kirke