Three Fridays of Jazz!

Very Happy Records Jazz



First up today is the first single from the Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio – JAKT debut album:


Wonderful melody and intriguing secrets between the tones of stars twinkling and served in those jazzy spaces that JAKT bring forth.

Experience Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio perform this song at Herr Nilsen in Oslo Tuesday 12. November at 8PM!

Secure your tickets here:

Introducing: Firklang!

We are super excited to introduce an amazing foursome called FIRKLANG!

Their first ever release “Det Du Har” will be out everywhere this coming Friday!

The amazing four piece have proven to be a crowd pleaser on their very inventive “living room concerts” singing to fans as only they can when they deliver sweet melodies over luscious harmonies.

“Det Du Har” by Firklang is out on Very Happy Records this coming Friday 11. October 2019!

Firklang “Det Du Har”. Cover by Amalie Møberg for Firklang.

Their debut single “Det Du Har” was recorded by Ole-Kolbjørn Osøien at Vålerenga Platefabrikk in Oslo and mastered by Espen Høydalsvik at Tinnitus Production.

Firklang is Stine Karin Sæle, Vibeke Bjørndal Midttun, Heidi Tjeldnes and Beathe Angeltveit from around the Bergen area of Norway.

Firklang 2019. 📸: Gerd Vaarin Emmerhoff

JAKT concerts!

Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio are playing an exciting gig at the legendary Herr Nilsen venue in downtown Oslo city Tuesday 12. November 2019 at 8PM.

Secure your tickets now ( and meet up in good time to secure a seat.

The evening will feature the release of the EP “Live at Abildsø” recorded live before summer 2019 in concurrence with the release of the debut “Skitt jakt” album.

As a warm up, Jens Andreas Kleiven and his trio, will play a livingroom concert in Rømskog 22. August 2019. The link for this is

“Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio – JAKT består av tre musikere som spiller akkustisk jazz som kiler i øra og banker i blod.Med forbilder som Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett og Brad Mehldau er det en del ærefrykt for fremføring av jazzmaterialet sitt når Kleiven og hans trio spiller. 

Det er improvisert og lekent kombinert med utarrangerte alvorlige deler. Det går i dur og moll, fort og sakte, mye og lite, høyt og lavt, sterkt og stille. Det er musikk som er glad i den tydelige og tidvis naive melodiske linjen. Navnet JAKT er art by accident i og med at Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio initialene ville det sånn. Det som er sikkert er at Kleiven kommer fra ei bygd hvor jakta står usannsynlig sterkt. Oktober er den hellige elgjaktsmåneden sier han, og man våger ikke invitere til bryllup, bursdagsfest, eller annet som kan gjøre det vanskelig for jakta. Kleiven sier at han derimot aldri har deltatt og har derfor tatt opp jakta på denne måten, og spilt inn musikken i oktober måned i fjor for å markere den hellige oktobermåneden på annet vis da han slapp sin første jazzutgivelse på Very Happy Records Jazz i år. 

Denne kvelden slippes den nye EPen “Live at Abildsø” digitalt og jaktlaget er på plass med Jens Andreas Kleiven på piano, Martin Ulltang på ståbass og Runar Netland på slagverk.

#veryhappyrecordsjazz #jensandreaskleiventrio #jakt #herrnilsen #concert


“i Forgot I Was A Lion” seems to be the new title for the upcoming retrospective album from the infamous Bobiq Poetic who dropped 100 of his “Love Demo” EPs on CD-R in the early 00s. Lucky to have one of those, they might be included or excluded in the release or digitally revamped for the streaming world to hear. A teaser flyer for the album has been released, but no date other than “soon” is known as of now.

#bobiq #bobiqpoetic #iforgotiwasalion

ADAM CLIFF is super on radio tonight!

Who is Superman? Tune in to Radio Riks FM 101,1 in Oslo, Norway this evening for a LIVE performance of the song «Superman» when Adam Cliff in person is visiting the radio station at 9 pm.

Or check the link for a direct radio listen here on the web (just press play on top👍):

“Superman”! New single by Adam Cliff 7. June 2019!

Adam Cliff aka Ole Andreas Høyberg is welcomed to Very Happy Records with his long awaited single follow-up: “Superman”.

Adam Cliff is enthusiastic about finally letting the public hear his new single and so are we!

The world premiere of the song live with a band was done this week to a crowd of over 100 enjoying it! And we can all hear the finalized studio version this coming week June 7 everywhere!

Launching VERY HAPPY RECORDS JAZZ and Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio new album!

Jens Andreas Kleiven’s new jazz band aptly named “Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio” (JAKT) launches the start of Very Happy Records new imprint “Very Happy Records Jazz”.

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JENS ANDREAS KLEIVEN TRIO The album “Skitt jakt” by Jens Andreas Kleiven Trio will be out on Very Happy Records Jazz 3. June 2019!

Tickets for upcoming show June 5. 2019 here:

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A long time admirer of “Team Båt” and it’s amazing musicianship and song craftsmanship we now welcome them into the fold with their maxi-single of two brand new songs “Unik” and “Kom og bli med”! The welcome also introduces a new imprint to fathom this delightful encounter in Very Happy Records own new imprint Very Happy Records Kids!

The songs of Team Båt are always WAY past any normal “kids songs” standard, the level of excellence is high and we are proud to release this new song “Unik” by the uniquely unique Team Båt of amazing musicians!

Jens Andreas Kleiven souls out another great release 11th of April! 

11. April the album will be available at Victoria scene in Oslo for the release of the CD “Leap of Faith”! Very Happy Records is proud to announce the digital release of the first single from the forthcoming album Friday 1. April! Yes! We are not kidding! The first taste of the 13 song long album will hit your digital ears in a short week! WE CAN’T WAIT! Stay tuned for more great songs from Jens Andreas Kleiven and band! Boom!


The superlatively awesome Nina Mikaelsen celebrated the release of her first official single recorded and mastered and ready for the release everywhere today at SubScene in Oslo! HURRAY!!! Nina rocks and we can’t wait for the celebration of her new EP out after the new year has begun!  Check out the latest info about Nina here: !!!


Great success for Espen Haugland Mosdøl album release concert at SubScene yesterday! 

The talented Signe Eide opened the evening with her band and self made music. Espen Haugland Mosdøl followed and played alongside his talented musicians for a great official celebration of the release of the new album “We’re All Alright”. The third single from the album, “Wind sets in”, was elegantly displayed for the audience alongside songs from both past releases and the new album. He even presented a new song called “Home” with the whole band stomping along to Espen’s acoustic guitar playing and lush singing. Marvellous! An evening to remember! Thanks to cool kids at SubScene who made this gig possible!  


Release concert! Espen Haugland Mosdøl at SubScene in Oslo! Saturday 14. november!  

The amazingly gifted Espen Haugland Mosdøl is playing songs from the new album and would love you to come and hear his orchestra of🚂🚇🚧🚇🚍🚛🚛🚍⛽️🚆🚅🚜🚘🚅🚍🚛 and pure song autumn bliss. This will be the event you tell your grandkids about! See ya! 


ALBUM RELEASE TEASE!! Two singles out by Espen Haugland Mosdøl!

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Very Happy Records is very proud to announce Espen Haugland Mosdøl´s new album “We´re All Alright” out at the end of this month! Gearing up for the album launch are two singles out now! The first release from Espen Haugland Mosdøl´s new album was “Laying Here Helps” on the 22. September and the second release was “Icarus” which hit the world wide web on the 1. October! The third single to be featured from the album is “Wind Sets In” which will be released 13. November!

Album relase will be at the end of the month, 29. October, and we can’t wait to both share the great music and amazing artwork all created by the musical maestro and auteur Espen Haugland Mosdøl! Espen´s album is dotted with talent from Espen´s smorgasbord of friends who lent their musical talents to create this great endeavour of song delights!