NORWAY’S leading jazz three-piece will play their only Scottish gig of 2018 on the Helensburgh stage later this year.

The Tord Gustavsen Trio, comprising Tord Gustavsen on piano and electronics, Sigurd Hole on bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums, will play live at the town’s Tower Digital Arts Centre on Friday, October 26 – the first concert in a 10-date autumn tour of venues across the UK and Ireland.

The trio is the latest musical ensemble to be formed by Gustavsen on a musical journey which stretches all the way back to the age of just four, when he started playing the piano at the family’s home in the Norwegian countryside.

At the age of 19, he began his studies at the University of Oslo and his interest in jazz started to flourish. He was accepted into the jazz department at the Conservatory of Music in Trondheim in 1993, where he formed several bands and toured all over Scandinavia.

Gustavsen, who was composing and improvising before he learned to read music and perform classical pieces, released his first studio album in 2003, has toured extensively with various bands under his name across Europe and North America and has appeared at major festivals there and beyond, including visits to Australia, Brazil, Korea, Turkey and Japan, as well as winning several major awards.

For tickets to the trio’s concert at the Tower, see helensburghbox