Torbjørn Sletta Jacobsen
|Born||11 August 1973|
|Associated acts||Torbjørn Sletta Jacobsen Quintet|
Torbjørn Sletta Jacobsen (born 11 August 1973 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (saxophone) and composer. He has composed and produced music for television, radio, audio book and advertising in a variety of genres.
Jacobsen is a trained musician and music teacher, as a graduate of the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen 1995–1999, with diploma studies (2001).He has worked as a musician since the early 1990s, in a variety of contexts, based in Oslo, and also in Copenhagen.
Before starting his own Torbjørn Sletta Jacobsen Quintet in 2010, Jacobsen played in the jazz quintet Lobster (2002–08). As student in Copenhagen he collaborated in a number of big and small constellations from 1995, in addition to contributions on a number of studio recordings.
In addition to composing music for his quintet, he has made pieces for string quintet and percussion as accompaniment to fairy tales by H. C. Andersen (2005), background music for Marguerite Duras' "The Lover" (2005), and was the main composer and bandleader for the jazz quintet Lobster (2002–08).
As a saxophone teacher he has among other things been leader for the talent program at the Oslo Music and Culture school (OMK) from 2010, and saxophone teacher at The Waldorf College in Oslo (Oslo by Steinerskole) in the period 2005 to 2009.
Jacobsen leads a quintet on his debut album Time Layers (2011), where he collaborates with Gunnar Halle (trumpet), Espen Eriksen (piano), Thommy Andersson (bass) and Knut Aalefjær (drums).
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