Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen is a Norwegian jazz singer, songwriter, author and actor. Since her first record “Eleven Nights” in 2004, she has released 11 critically acclaimed albums in the jazz genre, starred in numerous award winning musicals and shows and continues to create new material with her own personal touch. Through the years she has formed a second family with some of Norways top jazz musicians, with whom she performs in all constellations, from duo to big band. The National Jazz stage in Norway describes Hilde Louise as «The great performer known for her finely balanced humor and darkness, wit and energy»
The duo album with pianist Anders Aarum, «Movies & Stories Like This», launched at Sunset-Sunside, Paris, in Januar 2022, thrilled both the Norwegian and the international press:
«…this album goes beyond most of what has been sung and played about love in the last 120 years or so.» T. Mosnes/JazziNorge
«..the chansons, tangos and ballads of the Norwegian jazz singer Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen, a kind of female Tom Waits, have something of a reckless calmness…Mournful – and yet so beautiful!… Strong!» Concerto
In July 2021 she surprised the audience and the press with the one woman show «Stardust»celebrating the work and the victories of eight female legends, from Bessie Smith to Marilyn Monroe. The show received top reviews and became a box-office hit for 2 years in Norway, now ready to tour Europe.
Broadwayworld.com wrote: Starpower on every level. A great life lesson given by a woman with the same star quality herself!
The show was accompanied by a 400 page book with the same title, a chronological venture through the 20th century, placing the lives of the sheroes into history as it evolves.
Hilde Louises latest band album «Red Lips, Knuckles and Bones» was released on Ozella Music in 2019. Presto Music wrote “My Recording of the Week is Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen’s highly addictive “Red Lips, Knuckles and Bones”… a moving album of her own material, genre hopping from jazz to americana with style and humour..”
Vinyl-fan gave 5/5 stars and wrote: «Die Norwegische Musikszene hat immer wieder Überraschungen parat, eine davon ist zweifellos Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen! Mit ihrer LP „Red Lips, Knuckles And Bones“ hat die Sängerin und Kabarettistin ein erstaunlich abwechslungsreiches Werk geschaffen.»
Hilde Louise’s cabaret on finance and world debt, «The Lulu Show», played several theaters in Norway to top reviews from 2015-2017, and was rewarded the Norwegian Comedy Award. In 2017, she performed «The Lulu Show” for 23 nights during «Edinburgh Fringe Festival» and received 5/5 stars from BroadwayBaby.com.
On the musical theater scene she has done the part of «Emcee» in «Cabaret» at Oslo Nye in 2017 (first time the part was played by a woman in a Norway), «Roxie Hart» in «Chicago» and «Ms Adelaide» in «Guys and Dolls» to mention some. She won the Norwegian Comedy Award for her interpretation of «Ulla» in «The Producers – Springtime