Thomas T. Dahl

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Thomas T. Dahl
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Dahl at Vossajazz 2014.
Background information
Birth nameThomas Tellevik Dahl
Born (1973-09-07) 7 September 1973 (age 45)
Bergen, Hordaland
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer

Thomas Tellevik Dahl (born 7 September 1973) is a Norwegian jazz musician (guitar), music educator and composer, known from a series recordings, among others within bands like Krøyt and Dingobats. [1] [2]

Krøyt is a Norwegian jazz band, known from several album releases.

Dingobats is a Norwegian Jazz band, composed of students from Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium. The band leader, saxophonist, composer and music arranger Eirik Hegdal, is also known for his cooperation with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra performing with Pat Metheny and Chick Corea.



Dahl is educated at the "Skeisvang videregående skole" in Haugesund (1989–92), "Sund folkehøgskole" in Inderøy (1992–93) and on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1993–98). [3] Dahl has released several albums and received Spellemannprisen 1999 with Krøyt (1993–2005), [4] [5] joined the band Dingobats (1995–2005), [6] releasing three albums [7] and within John Pål Inderberg's twelve-tone Quartet (1995–96), and Erlend Skomsvoll's "Skomsork" (1996–02).

Haugesund Municipality in Rogaland, Norway

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Inderøy Municipality in Trøndelag, Norway

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Spellemannprisen, often referred to as the Norwegian Grammy Awards in English, is a Norwegian music award presented to Norwegian musicians. The award was established by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), an organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. First awarded in 1973, the prize honours musicians from the previous year; it is still awarded annually. The Spellemann committee, composed of members of IFPI Norway and FONO, manages the award and acts as the judge. Twenty-one categories are currently awarded and the committee may award additional honorary and industry awards.

He has written commissioned works for Nattjazz 2004 (Norsk Hydro), for "Finsejazz" 2005, and with Per Jørgensen and Frank Jakobsen, composed "Tomlane opp" (2006). Dahl has worked as a music educator on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (NTNU), Agder Musikkonservatorium, HiA (2002–05) and Griegakademiet, University of Bergen (2005–), where he is associate professor. [8]


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Thomas T Dahls main projects are "Thomas Dahl & Court" with Harmen Fraanje, Magne Thormodsæter and Håkon Mjåset Johansen, and "Skydive Trio" with Mats Eilertsen and Olavi Louhivuori.

Harmen Fraanje is a Dutch jazz pianist and composer. He currently lives in Amsterdam.

Magne Thormodsæter Norwegian musician

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Thomas Dahl & Court released their debut album "Quilter" (Losen Records) in 2019

Skydive Trio released their first album "Sun Moee" in 2015 (Hubro). Skydive Trio comes out of Mats Eilertsens Skydive Quintet who also feature Tore Brunborg (tenor saxophone) and Alexi Tuomarila (Piano). He has also released two albums with BMX: Øyvind Skarbø (Drums), Njål Ølnes (tenor saxophone) and Per Jørgensen (trumpet, voice, perc).

Tore Brunborg Norwegian jazz saxophonist

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Øyvind Skarbø

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Vossajazz or Vossa Jazz is an international jazz festival in Voss, Norway, which takes place annually during the week before Easter, and which also includes concerts throughout the year. The festival has been led by Trude Storheim since August 2007.



   Thomas Dahl & Court: Quilter (Losen records)    Eivind Austad Trio: Northbound (Losen Records) as Producer (Releasedate 31.05.19)


   Michael Wallace Quartet: Hinterland (    Skydive Trio: Sun Sparkle (Hubro)    Ole Marius Sandberg: Ensemble (Skaret Music)


   Anne Hvidsten: Desembersang (Singel) (Anne Hvidsten music & media)    Christine Sandtorv: I Mellom Skyer (Ifemmera Records)    Ragnar Blichfeldt: Guder og Glitter (Tylden)    Bergen Big Band & Dag Arnesen: Norwegian Song IV (ODIN)    Lekerommet: Kyllingen som ikke kunne synge (Lekerommet/Bergen Jazzforum)


 Mats Eilertsen, Eirik Hegdal, Trygve Seim, Harmen Fraanje, and Olavi Louhivuori: Rubicon (ECM Records, 2016), commission for the 2014 Vossajazz     Eivind Austad Trio: Moving (Ozella) - as Producer     Knut Kristiansen & Bergen Big Band: Kuria Suite (Grappa) - as Producer


   SkyDive Trio: Sun Moee (Hubro) [9]     Voksne Herrers Orkester: En Hyllest til Logen (Grappa)


   BMX: Rozel Point (Øyvind Jazzforum)    Calle Hamre: Why do they call it Dying (Singel) (YFM)


   VHO: Hem Til Jul (Egil Eldøen)    Ugress: Another Planet EP (Uncanny Planet)    Lise Olden: Min Skattekiste (Loe Prod.)


   Kåre Kalvenes: Biter av Tid (Kåre Kalvenes)    Ugress: Time Machine EP (Uncanny Planet)    Qvales Ensemble: Bohem (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)    HighasaKite : All That Floats Will Rain (Riot Factory/Highasakite)    HighasaKite : Son Of A  (Single) (Riot Factory/Highasakite)


   Ugress: Wulfhöken Spaceport Affairs (Uncanny Planet)    HighasaKite : Indian Summer (Single) (Riot Factory/Highasakite)    Jan Eggum : Kjærlighet & Ærlighet 3 (Grappa Records)    Mats Eilertsen : Skydive (Hubro) Norwegian Grammy Nomination


   BMX : Bergen Open (NorCD)    Erik Moll : Fram til i dag (EMM Records)    Jan Toft : Alle e aleina (WEA) Norwegian Grammy Nomination    St. Satan : Horns for Adornment (Grindar)    Elg : Storm (Big Box Records)


   Mats Eilertsen : Radio Yonder (Hubro)    Christine Sandtorv : Stjerneteller – Godnattsanger (Ifemmera Records)


   Guttene : Du e' i Bergen no (Breiflabb Records)    Pinocchio : Ai-Ai-Ai Pinocchio er her (Pinocchio)    Vamp : St. Mandag (Major Selskapet) Norwegian Grammy Nomination


   Elvin Friendly : Elvin Friendly (Music Business Norway AS)    Terje Nilsen : Portrett (Grammofon)    Kloster : Big Fish (Kloster)    Erlend Ropstad : Bright Late Nights (REC 90)


   Kristin Asbjørnsen : Factotum (Milan Music)    Heidi Marie Vestrheim : Beautiful Houses (Bluebox Records)    Christine Sandtorv : First Last Dance (Ifemmera Records)    Siri Gjære : Survival Kit (Bergland Production)    Erlend Skomsvoll : Variasjoner (Grappa Records)


   Linda Fosse Hagen : Eit Eventyr (Linda Fosse Hagen)


   Dingobats : Follow (Jazzaway Records)    Christine Guldbrandsen : Moments (EPIC)    Ephemera : Monolove (Ephemera Records)    Skomsork : Skomsork (Park Grammofon) Norwegian Grammy Nomination


   Karin Park : Superworldunknown (Waterfall Records) Norwegian Grammy Nomination


   Ivar Neergaard : Mulle Miktor Synger og Fantasoferer (Bergen Records) Norwegian Grammy Nomination    Dingobats : Pöck (Bergland Production)


   KRØYT : Body Electric (MNW)    Lars Erik Drevvatne : Keys on and off (Acoustic Records)    KRØYT : One Heart Is Too Small (MNW) Norwegian Grammy Nomination


   Blå – Blå i Molde (w/KRØYT) (BP)    KRØYT : Low (BP) SNorwegian Grammy Winner    KRØYT : Shall I Forget? (Single) (BP)


   Lina Holt : 14736 Tekopper (Teselskapet)    Dingobats : The New Dingobats Generation (Turn Left Productions)


   KRØYT : Sub (Curling Legs Productions)    Bluescreen : Change (Arcade Music/MSO)


   SFH '93 (SFH)

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Preceded by
Stein Inge Brækhus
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
Succeeded by
Kåre Opheim