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About Hilde Hefte:
HILDE HEFTE AWARDED THE KRISTIANSAND MUNICIPALITY CULTURE AWARD 2016
in Kristiansand, Norway
DECEMBER 16th HILDE HEFTE RECEIVED THE SOUTHERN NORWEGIAN JAZZ-CENTER PRIZE 2015
«The jazz-singer who manage to get the whole jazz-country to stop and listen.»
These words came from one of the most respected jazz journalists in Norway when he wrote his review about Hilde Hefte's new album 'Short Stories' (released 2013) and he is referring to her first solo-recording 'Round Chet's Midnight'. And he continued - and said about her latest recording: «Hilde Hefte's most important decision. The jazz singer Hilde Hefte said she had to do something new, and she has done so with bravour.»
«She's making waves on the Norwegian scene.»
These words are taken from the leading jazz magazine Down Beat when Hilde released her album 'Round Chet's Midnight.
Hilde studied music at the highly respected Barratt-Dues Music Institute with piano as her main instrument. She has also been playing guitar, alto saxophone and Bb clarinet, and she has studied acting at Nordic Institute for Scene and Studio.
For one periode she was teacher at Vest-Agder Music Conservatorium.
She's been giving parts in different plays; for example the leading part as Edith Piaf to mention one.
She has written lyrics, composed music for her own productions as well as for other musicians and singers and she's composed and arranged music for theatre productions. She's also been invited as a guest singer on various CD productions.
She's released 6 solo albums to fantastic reviews. For her work Hilde Hefte has received various grants and prizes.