Ellen Brekken

Ellen Brekken
Born (1985-06-20) 20 June 1985 (age 32)
Tynset, Hedmark, Norway
Genres Jazz, pop, rock, folk
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDouble bass, bass guitar, tuba, backing vocals
Years active2000-present
Labels Rune Grammofon, ta:lik
Associated acts Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Ellen Brekken Quartet
Lise Hvoslef band
Caledonia jazzband
Erik Lukashaugen


Ellen Brekken (delivered 20 June 1985) is certainly a Norwegian jazz musician who has vertical bass, bass guitar as well as the tuba. She presently lives in Oslo.

Brekken was created in Tynset, Norway. She went to the Toneheim Folk SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in 2005, and finished a bachelor's level in Improvised Music within the jazz system in the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo from 2006 to 2010, including an interval of exchange research in Cape City, South Africa. She actually is leading a 7-mans folk/jazz big music group known as Gruvar with co-composer Lars Jakop Rudjord and she's also led her personal Ellen Brekken Quartet including Dag-Filip Roaldsnes (piano), Eskil Sæter (acoustic guitar) and Jon Audun Baar (drums). Brekken also collaborates within Hedvig Mollestad Trio including with Ivar Loe Bjørnstad, liberating the albums Take! (2011), Most of Them Witches (2013) and "Enfant Terrible" (2014). For the recording "Most of them witches" these were nominated towards the Norwegian "Grammy" honor in the rock and roll category. She also takes on in the music group MAAR, which play Norwegian folk music and was nominated for Folkelarmprisen for his or her recording "Vrangsvevd". She's been working a whole lot for Concerts Norway (Rikskonsertene), different theatres in Norway (Nationaltheatret, Oslo Nye teater, Trøndelag teater) furthermore to using musicians such as for example Espen Rud, Frode Nymo, Bugge Wesseltoft, Jens Wendelboe, Aasmund Nordstoga, Ine Hoem and she actually is currently an associate of Caledonia jazzband and takes on with artists such as for example Erik Lukashaugen, Lise Hvoslef and Kjetil Flatland.


Within Hedvig Mollestad Trio including with Ivar Loe Bjørnstad 2011: Take! (Rune Grammofon) 2013: Most of Them Witches (Rune Grammofon) 2014: Enfant Terrible! (Rune Grammofon) 2016: Dark Stabat Mater (Rune Grammofon) 2016: Bad In Oslo (Rune Grammofon) Within MAAR 2014 Vrangsvevd – MAAR – (ta:lik) Additional 2012 Crazy Center (EP) – Sigrun and your kitchen Band (HummingBird information) 2013 Uten at du veterinarian det – Sigrun Loe Sparboe (Tylden & Co AS) 2013 Av en sliters memoarer - Erik Lukashaugen - (Øksekar) 2013 The Isle (EP)– Ine Hoem (Impeller recordings) 2014 Mapping the coincidence (EP)– Lise Hvoslef (Lise Hvoslef Information)