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Kjetil Mulelid

Kjetil A Mulelid (born 04.02.1991) is a Norwegian piano player and composer. He mainly works with jazz and rythmic improvised music, but also folk and pop music. He grew up in the small village Hurdal, Akershus, and started playing the piano when he was 9 years old after he heard Chopin on the stereo. In 2010 he gradueted from Jessheim high school where he had some really inspiring piano teachers: Ulrika Magdalena Lind, Morten Reppesgård and Jan Terje Augestad. Then he took one year at Høyskolen i Staffeldstgate before he went to do a bachelor degree in jazz performance at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU, Jazzlinja). Here he really learned to use the piano as a language and as a tool with the great teachers Erling Aksdal, Vigleik Storaas, Espen Berg and Eyolf Dale.2016 He has played concerts in Scandinavia, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, France, Germany, England, The Faroe Islands, Serbia and USA. In 2013 the quartet Wako represented The Faroe Islands in the Young Nordic Jazz Comet. Mulelid has played and worked with many great musicians as Arve Henriksen, Kirsti Huke, Ola Kvernberg, Eirik Hegdal, Nils-Olav Johansen, Frøydis Grorud, Eirik Johannessen and Petter Vågan.
”It took me several listens to fully realise just how magical this album is”. - Andy Hamilton, the Wire (UK)

”Here and elsewhere, the pianist amplifies the material with intelligence and taste.” - Textura Music (CA)

“It is an engaging work of expressive reach and austere beauty.” - Fritz Balwit, Audiophile audition (US)

“This music draws deeply on lots of ideas and traditions but brings them together in a very personal and distinctive sound” - Mike Collins / London Jazz News (UK)

“Mulelid and his two equally young colleagues reveals timeless quality” - (DE)

“jazz piano trios are ten a penny, maybe even twenty a penny but there's something about this one I LIKE” - Jez Nelson, Jazz FM (UK)