Silje Nergaard Concert at Hvaler 2011 Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c)
A Norwegian singer & songwriter and one of Norway’s best sold jazz artists ever on the official sales chart in Norway. She has released more than 12 albums. She is born June 19, 1966 in Steinkjer, Norway) and is married with the singer Heine Totland. From the age of 16 she established herself as one of Norway’s strongest songwriters, and her first hit single “Tell Me Where You´re going” made it to no. 1 in Japan, and great success in Norway and the UK amongst other countries. Silje´s album “At First light” is by far still the most sold Norwegian Jazz album ever entering the official sales chart in Norway at no 1 in its first week at the start of the millennium. Silje has recorded and performed songs with Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, Toots Thielemann, Morten Harket of A-ha and many more. Silje is touring all over the world with her trio or band. The album “A Thousand True Stories” that she recored with the Metropole Ochestra of Holland in 2008 and was a great success in both Europe and Asia and received a Grammy Nomination in the US for best arrangements by legendary Vince Mendoza. In Spring of 2012 Silje will release her new album “Unclouded”, based on recordings with her two great guitarists Hallgrim Bratberg and Håvar Bendiksen. In Norway it was released on March 9 – and international in March 23. Silje has written 9 new songs for “Unclouded” and has two great covers on this album “Human” By The Killers and the classical and great tune “The Moons a Harsh Mistress”. For “Unclouded” Silje has also invited the great American guitarist John Scofield to contribute along with Jojje Wadenius, Knut Reiersrud, and Nils Petter Molvær amongst others. Silje is one of few Norwegian artists to have been commercially released all around the globe, on most continents and major music markets including Japan, Brazil, Germany, the U.S., and the United Kingdom.