Carl Haakon Waadeland

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Carl Haakon Waadeland
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Carl Haakon Waadeland performing in 2020
Background information
Born (1952-11-08) 8 November 1952 (age 68)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Occupation(s)Musician, educator

Carl Haakon Waadeland (born 8 November 1952) is a Norwegian musicologist and jazz drummer, known from several bands and releases such as with Dadafon, Dum Dum Boys, Åge & Sambandet, Halvdan Sivertsen, Warne Marsh, Kenny Wheeler, Annbjørg Lien, Henning Sommerro, Bjørn Alterhaug, John Pål Inderberg, Knutsen & Ludvigsen, Mikis Theodorakis and Arja Saijonmaa. He was one of the driving forces behind the jazz program at NTNU which he also directed. [1]



Waadeland holds a master's degree in mathematics and PhD in music theory from the NTNU, [2] where he concentrates on rhythm, swing, music performance (performologi), rhythm and movement, as a professor of Music. [1] In his PhD thesis he developed simulation models of rhythm abnormalities (2000). [2] Waadeland has performed and released several albums with jazz bands such as Bodega Band, Siri's Svale Band, and Dadafon (1995–2002).

He otherwise has contributed a number of releases by Mid-Norwegian artists [3] Knutsen & Ludvigsen, Gary Holton & Casino Steel (1982), Hans Rotmo, Terje Tysland, Halvdan Sivertsen, Hilde Heltberg, Åge Aleksandersen, Øystein Dolmen, Dum Dum Boys and Henning Sommerro.

He performed repeatedly at Moldejazz Festival, Kongsberg Jazz Festival, Nattjazz in Bergen, Festival of North Norway, Trondheim Jazz Festival, St. Olav Festival in Trondheim, and Trøndelag Theatre and Concert scenes.

Selected publications


As Carl Haakon

Solo projects

As Karl Håkon

Within Søyr
With DumDum Boys

As Carlos

With TNT
With Gary Holton & Casino Steel

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