Steinar Nickelsen is a keyboard player from Norway. In addition to piano he also plays Hammond B3 organ and synthesizer.

Nickelsen was elected ”Young Norwegian Jazz Musician of the Year” in 2002 with the trio ”Solid!” in a competition at the Molde International jazz festival. The prize was several tours in Norway in 2002 and 2003. ”Solid!” also won the international jazz contest in Getxo, Spain, in the summer of 2003.

Played 8 concerts in 2003 with ”Trondheim jazz Orchestra featuring Pat Metheny”.

Nickelsen played and recorded with Pål Thowsen and Jon Eberson on Thowsens release “…the rest is rumors..” in 2002. Jupiter released their debut “Ignition” in 2004, and the follow up albums “Live at Glenn Miller Featuring Jonas Kullhammar” in 2006, and “III2” in 2007.

His debut as a leader started 2007 with the release “Nickelsen Trio – Mis en bouteille à New York” feautring Ari Hoenig – drums and Lage Lund – guitar.


2016: Monkeybar – Last Dance
2014: Steinophonic Orkestra – Hard Days
2012: Monkeybar – Dear You
2011: Peloton – The Early Years
2011: Excess Luggage – Hand Luggage Only
2009: Nickelsen/Nylander/Strømme – Corrupted Mirror
2008: Halle/Kjellberg/Nickelsen – Echidna
2008: Nickelsen/Storaas/Mjåset Johansen – Excess Luggage
2007: Nickelsen Trio: Mis en bouteille á New York
2007: Peloton: Selected Recordings
2007: Jupiter featuring Jonas Kullhammar: III2
2006: Jupiter – Live at Glenn Miller featuring Jonas Kullhammar
2004: Jupiter – Ignition
2003: with SOLID! – live in Getxo
2002: with Pål Thowsen – ”…the rest is rumours”