Photo: Margit Rønning Omholt

Amalie Dahl is a Danish saxophone player, composer and bandleader, currently based in Oslo (Norway). She is known for having a distinct sound and strong integrity both as an improviser and a composer. She ended her education at the Jazzdepartment at NTNU in Trondheim in 2021. The year after she released her first album as a bandleader, “Dafnie”, on Sonic Transmissions Records, which has received excellent reviews. Since then the band has been touring in Scandinavia, Poland and Germany. She is also playing with several other projects like Treen, SUPERSPREDER, Dahl/Dalen/Søvik and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra. On September 1st 2023 her first solorecord, “Memories”, was released on Sonic Transmissions Records.

“(…) Her quintet’s lively spirit and tuneful orientation falls in line with bands like Cortex and Friends & Neighbors. But this LP, her first as a bandleader, also displays Dahl’s strengths as an arranger and a composer. Each tune has a distinct character, drawing upon the ensemble’s strengths, such as Jørgen Bjelkerud’s wars, expressive trombone and Veslemøy Narvesen’s non-ironically deployed musical saw.” – Bill Meyer, The Wire, July 6th 2022

“Dahl is a musician that has a lot to say and knows how to say it, loud and clear and with infectious, playful energy. She is well-versed with old-school free jazz and modern contemporary reed-leaded bands but has an independent voice of her own. And she is also a clever and imaginative composer.”
– Eyal Hareuveni, Salt Peanuts, May 19th 2022