Siril Malmedal Hauge is a Norwegian vocalist, instrumentalist, composer and lyricist. Raised on the island of Sula, on the Norwegian North-West coast surrounded by high mountains and beautiful fjords, now living in Oslo.
She is a requested and versatile vocalist, active in a number of projects and constellations on the Norwegian stage as both vocalist and instrumentalist. She has strong roots in the jazz tradition, with a strength of phrasing and delivering intertextual meaning and storytelling. Known for her ability to adapt to the instrumentalist phrases just as well as a mediator of words and melody.
The album "Last Things" got the Silverprize in the Japanese magazine Jazz Qritique In 2018, and got nominated for best jazz vocal album at the Independent Music Awards in 2019. She also received the Young Artist Jazz Stipend "Jazztalentprisen" at Molde Jazz Festival 2018 and got Jazzsirkelens “Ungjazzpris” in 2017.
- "It is no surprise that she was nominated in the Annual Independent Music Awards, given the way that she effortlessly develops subtle shifts in phrasing that draws out the meaning of the tunes." - Jazzviews (UK)
- "The captivating vocalist can scat with freshly minted conviction when she so wishes." - JazzJournal (UK)
- "It's hard to complain about any of Hauge's superb performance. With a mellifluous alto much in the wheelhouse of Melody Gardot, she squeezes an impressive nuance into each unassuming syllable." - All About Jazz (US)
- "Hun har en perfekt diksjon, og synger med inderlighet og varme." - Erik Valebrokk