Martin Taxt
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Martin Taxt

Martin Taxt
Music for a Wile 2014.jpg
Taxt with Tora Augestad
and Music for a Wile 2014.
Background information
Born (1981-01-18) 18 January 1981 (age 37)
Trondheim, Sr-Trndelag
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Musician, composer, band leader
Instruments Tuba
Website Official website

Martin Taxt (born 18 January 1981 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (tuba), known from a variety of jazz bands like Koboku Senj, Microtub, Muringa, Music for a While and Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.[1]


Taxt is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music (2002-2006) and the 'Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique et de Danse Paris' (2004-05). During his studies he initiated the bands 'Florebius' and 'Silucian Town' among others including the jazz singer Lena Nymark. Taxt has since 2004 been tubaist in the quintet Music for a While. As studio musician he has worked with artists like Odd Nordstoga, Hanne Hukkelberg and Maria Mena.[1]

He has collaborated with the Japanese contemporary musicians Tetuzi Akiyama and Toshimaru Nakamura in the quintet 'Koboku Senj' since 2006. From 2006 he has drifted the festival 'Fri Resonance' (a festival for new and experimental music) in Trondheim together with Kim Myhr and Hvard Volden. Since February 2010 Taxt has managed the label Sofa together with Kim Myhr, Ivar Grydeland and Ingar Zach. He has also collaborated on stage with violinist Ola Kvernberg.[1]


With Nils Ostendorf
  • 2005: Spin Ensemble (Spin Records), including with Philippe Lauzier, Kim Myhr and Toma Gouband
With Tora Augestad's Music for a while including Mathias Eick, Stian Carstensen and Pl Hausken
With Tetuzi Akiyama
  • 2008: Varianter Av Dde Traer (Sofa Records), including with Eivind Lnning and Espen Reinertsen
With the quintet 'Koboku Senj'
With Microtub (Robin Hayward/Peder Simonsen/Martin Taxt)
  • 2011: Microtub (Sofa Music)
  • 2014: Star System (Sofa Music)
  • 2017: Bite of the Orange (Sofa Music)


  1. ^ a b c "Martin Taxt". Biography. Bjornson Festival. 29 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 2014. 
  2. ^ Hareuveni, Eyal (30 November 2012). "Music for a While: Graces That Refrain (2012)". Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "Martin Taxt". Discography. Retrieved . 

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