Norwegian born pianist Norvald Dahl (b.1978) just finished his master degree at the highly acclaimed ´Norwegian academy of music´ in Oslo. He has been touring and playing professionally for the past ten years, and is associated with groups like the Wayne Brasel Quartet and his own quartet, the Norvald Dahl trio plus Jon Irabagon.
Dahl grew up with folk music and discovered the piano at early age. He soon discovered improvisation and found jazz to be the perfect vehicle for his expression. In his playing he combines influences from legends like Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans, and blends with lyricism from Norwegian folk music and a classical tone on the piano.