Photo: Håvard Jangaad Strand


XAO is a fresh trio consisting of three of the most exciting young musicians on the Scandinavian jazz and improv scene. Their sound can be described as fictitious underwater bubbles slowly bursting and filling your ears with a wet and colourful blanket of sounds. The unusual setting of modular synthesizer, alto saxophone and drums is explored with a playful curiosity resulting in a music that is both funny and profound at the same time.

Signe Emmeluth – Alto saxophone and objects

Egil Kalman – Modular synthesizer and bass

Andreas Winther – Drums and electronics

The trio is currently in the process of recording their debut record as well as booking a tour for the spring of 2019. Here’s a little preview of the upcoming record: