Since 1992 working full time as a musician, composer and arranger.
Educated a jazz musician (saxophone) at the jazz conservatory in Trondheim.
Studied saxophone with John Pål Inderberg, Bob Rockwell, Rune Nicolaysen and Tore Engstrøm, and composition with Terje Bjørklund, Bertil Palmar Johansen, Edward Vesala and Bjørn Kruse.
Released 22 records on the prestigious german record label ECM, whereas 7 of them as a composer and band leader or co-band-leader. In 2001 his debut album won the german records critics prize “Jahrespreis – Preis der Deuchten Schallplattenkritik”. Made concert tours all over the world with his own ensemble (Trygve Seim Ensemble) and with The Source, as well as a sideman in many other artist’s groups: Manu Katché, Jacob Young, Sinikka Langeland, Iro Haarla, Fathy Salama, Jai Shankar a.o. Currently touring with- and composing for- his own ensembles:
-Trygve Seim Ensemble (with 7 wind instruments, accordion, cello and drums)
-Trygve Seim Rumi Songs (with Tora Augestad, Svante Henryson and Frode Haltli)
-Trygve Seim Quartet (“Helsinki Songs” – with Kristjan Randalu, Mats Eilertsen and Markku Ounaskari)
-Trygve Seim/Frode Haltli duet
-Trygve Seim/Andreas Utnem duet
plus touring/recording as a sideman with other artists.