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Signe Emmeluth

Signe Emmeluth is a Danish saxophone player, composer and improviser currently based in Oslo. She graduated from the NTNU Jazz Department, Trondheim in 2017. 

In recent years, Signe has marked herself as a growing voice on the scene for improvised music and she has become an important part of the music environment in Scandinavia through her playing and composing for her own band Emmeluth’s Amoeba as well as when playing solo. 

She’s been collaborating with Mats Gustafsson, Kresten Osgood and Paal Nilssen-Love among others and is part of Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra and is seen in different versions of Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.

With a sharp and unique tone her playing is easily recognized. 

Melodies with rapidly changing octaves and a shift between the naive and playful to brutal primal screams are some of what makes up Signe Emmeluth’s vocabulary.


She received the prestigious JazZtipendiat 20/21 and premiered the work Physicality in/emotion for Trondheim Jazz Orchestra at Moldejazz 2021. In 2021 she was given the price “De Unges Lindeman” by Maja S.K. Ratkje. In 2022 she premiered her commission work Banshee at Vossa Jazz. In 2024 she will premiere her newest piece for larger ensemble ALT at Borealis - en festival for eksperimentell musikk.


“This young Danish alto saxophonist (based in Oslo) is an exceptional discovery.” - Matthieu Joaun, Citizenjazz 

“Signe Emmeluth proves herself, again, as one of the most original and fresh voices in the Nordic scene. Provocative, mind blowing and emotionally engaging.” - Salt Peanuts*, Eyal Hareuveni

photo: Dawid Laskowski 

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