1300 Oslo (active from 1979 in Oslo, Norway) was a Norwegian jazz band originally called Oslo 13 (1979–93), founded and operated the first two years by Bror Hagemann and continuated by Jon Balke.[1] In 1994 the band got a joint leadership with Trygve Seim, Morten Halle and Torbjørn Sunde, and changed their name.[2]

1300 Oslo
Also known asOslo 13
OriginOslo, Norway
GenresJazz and big bands
Years active1980-1993
LabelsOdin Records, Curling Legs, ECM Records
MembersBror Hagemann, Nils Petter Molvær, Jens Petter Antonsen, Staffan Svensson, Geir Hauger, Torbjørn Sunde, Dag Einar Eilertsen, Thor Bjørn Neby, Geir Løvold, Morten Halle, Tore Brunborg, Odd Riisnæs, Nancy Sandvold, Erik Balke, Olav Dale, Arne Frang, Trygve Seim, Thomas Gustavsson, Rune Nicolaysen, Audun Kleive, Jon Christensen, Carl Morten Iversen, Jon Balke

The band's first release was the album Anti-therapy (1981). Oslo 13 was awarded Spellemannprisen in 1988 for the album Off balance.[3] The follow up Nonsentration (1992) also was an acclaimed album. The last album from Oslo 13 was a live album from 1992.

Band membersEdit


  • 1981: Anti therapy (Odin)
  • 1988: Off balance (Odin)
  • 1992: Nonsentration (ECM)
  • 1992: Live (Curling Legs)
  • 2001: Live in the North (Curling Legs)


  1. ^ "Jon Balke Biography" (in Norwegian). Moldejazz.no. Archived from the original on 2016-07-19. Retrieved 2012-10-03.
  2. ^ "1300 Oslo: Live In the North". ListenTo.no.
  3. ^ "Carl Morten Iversen Biography" (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon SNL.no.
  4. ^ "Morten Halle Biography" (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon SNL.no.
  5. ^ "Kleive, Audun Biography" (in Norwegian). Ballade.no. Archived from the original on 2013-05-30.
Preceded by Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by