Bjørn Alterhaug

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Bjørn Alterhaug
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Bjørn Alterhaug Quintet at Oslo Jazzfestival 2017.
Background information
Born (1945-06-03) 3 June 1945 (age 75)
Mo i Rana, Nordland, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instruments Upright bass
Website www.poncajazzrec.no/alterhaug

Bjørn Alterhaug (born 3 June 1945) is a Norwegian jazz bassist, arranger, composer and professor of music. [1]

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Career

Alterhaug was born in Mo i Rana, Norway. He is one of the grand masters among European bassplayers and has been leading an international career in jazz since the late 1960s. He has played and worked with a great number of international greats such as Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, Chet Baker, Thorgeir Stubø, Joe Henderson, Lucky Thompson, Sheila Jordan, Vigleik Storaas, Karin Krog, John Surman, Ben Webster and Clark Terry. He continues to lead his post as a professor at the Institute of Music at Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet in Trondheim, Norway and has taught on the Jazz programme there since the start in 1979. [1] [2]

Honors

Bibliography (in selection)

Discography

Solo albums

With Bjørn Alterhaug Quintet

Collaborations

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References

  1. 1 2 "Bjørn Alterhaug Biography - SNL.no". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian)
  2. "Bjørn Alterhaug Biography - MIC.no". Archived from the original on 2014-05-03.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Awards
Preceded by
Asmund Bjørken
Recipient of the Buddyprisen
1975
Succeeded by
Laila Dalseth
Preceded by
Laila Dalseth
Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannsprisen
1979
Succeeded by
Frode Thingnæs Quintet
Preceded by
Magni Wentzel
Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng-prisen
1989
Succeeded by
Terje Rypdal