The project Scripted Conversations started when talented trumpeter Simen Kiil Halvorsen received the Mølster-Award at MaiJazz International Jazz Festival in Stavanger, Norway.
The band consists of some of the country´s leading and most acknowledged young musicians. They are known from bands and projects such as Atomic, Moskus, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Hanna Paulsberg Concept, Past Present and Significant Time. Simen Kiil Halvorsen originates from the jazz scene in Stavanger. He is now based in Oslo. Both his background and his current musical activity is broad and includes different styles and traditions. With influences such as Coltrane, Chet Baker, Grieg, Stravinskij and modern nordic jazz styles, his curiosity and nuanced experience is present in the music. Simen´s music is dynamic, organic, honest and full of surprises. He has explored his inner musicality and might be one step closer in the eternal prosess of finding his unique inner voice.
Simen Kiil Halvorsen - trumpet, Hanna Paulsberg - saxophone, Øyvind Dale - piano, Fredrik Luhr Dietrichson - bass, Raymond Lavik - drums, Hans Hulbækmo - drums