The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 1971 in Norwegian music.
Lars Levin guitarist and keyboardist of Greenhouze, born 04.12.1971
- The 19th Bergen International Festival started in Bergen, Norway.
- The 8th Kongsberg Jazz Festival started in Kongsberg, Norway.
- The 12th Moldejazz started in Molde, Norway.
- 5 – The 1st Kalvøyafestivalen started at Kalvøya near by Oslo.
- Underwear (ECM Records), with Bobo Stenson and Jon Christensen
- Sart (ECM Records), with Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, and Jon Christensen
- Terje Rypdal (ECM Records)
- HAV (Philips Records), with Jan Garbarek
- 5 – Stian Carstensen, multi-instrument, entertainer, and composer (Farmers market).
- 26 – Helge "Deathprod" Sten, ambient artist and record producer.
- 1 – Siri Gjære, jazz singer.
- 16 – Øyvind Brandtsegg, electronica and jazz percussionist, programmer and composer.
- 2 – Solveig Slettahjell, jazz singer and composer.
- 25 – Trygve Seim, jazz saxophonist and composer.
- 26 – Christian Wallumrød, jazz pianist, keyboardist, and composer.
- 12 – Kristin Asbjørnsen, jazz singer and composer.
- 15 – Erland Dahlen, jazz drummer and percussionist.
- 7 – Håvard Fossum, jazz saxophonist, flautist, composer and music arranger.
- 29 – Ingar Zach, jazz percussionist and businessman.
- 12 – Unni Wilhelmsen, singer, songwriter and musician.
- 15 – Jacob Holm-Lupo, guitarist, composer, and music producer.
- 23 – Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, jazz upright bassist.
- 17 – Kim Ljung, bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist.
- 19 – Helén Eriksen, jazz saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter and music arranger.
- 24 – Frode Berg, upright bassist.
- 17 – Rita Engedalen, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter.
- 18 – Tommy Tee, record producer, rapper, broadcaster, record executive, concert promoter and magazine publisher.
- Unknown date
- Isak Rypdal, music producer and founder of Crab Key Records.
- ^ "23.05. FESTSPILLENE I BERGEN – "THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY"" (in Norwegian). Solistkoret.no. Archived from the original on 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
- ^ "Bobo Stenson / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen – Underwear". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
- ^ "Jan Garbarek / Bobo Stenson / Terje Rypdal / Arild Andersen / Jon Christensen – Sart". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
- ^ "Terje Rypdal – Terje Rypdal". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
- ^ "Jan Erik Vold & Jan Garbarek – HAV". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23.