Eline Rafteseth

Eline Rafteseth is a bass player and composer from Vestnes in Møre and Romsdal, living in Bergen. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz from the Grieg Academy in Bergen and runs the band Shakai. In 2016, Shakai toured with The Future of Norwegian Jazz and played the festival for new talent, Vill Vill Vest. In 2018, the quintet released their debut album, which was recorded and produced by the renowned producer Jørgen Træen in Duper Studio and mastered by Iver Sandøy. Eline is also active with the newly established trios NH3 and Quorum Trio. In April 2022, Quorum Trio won Jazz i Sikte in Bergen, granting them a spot at Nattjazz, one of the biggest jazz festivals in Norway. A record of this performance will be released in 2023. Eline also runs Playdate – a well-established concert series for improvised music based at Landmark in Bergen Kunsthall. Eline takes part in Borealis Ung Komponist 22/23.

Photo: Thor Brødreskift/Borealis