Helge started his musical studies at the Conservatory of Music in Trondheim and continued with Ralph Sauer, solo trombone player in Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. As a freelance Helge has played with most of the leading Scandinavian jazz artists, including Bengt Hallberg, Karin Krog, Bjørn Alterhaug, John Pål Inderberg etc.. He is in addition in great demand as a composer and arranger for small ensembles as well as for symphony orchestras. He has composed and arranged music for innumerable Norwegian record productions, as well as for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Helge is also trombone teacher at the Jazz Department at the Conservatory of Music in Trondheim.