Jazz musikkbaren

Improvised Music & Jazz Department

The Jazz Department working groups represent exploration and curiosity about new modes of creative expression across many musical genres.

Many of Norway's leading musicians in jazz, pop, rock and improvised music have been educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Our students are given the best lessons and guidance available in order to develop their individual identity in performance and creative practice. While we value practical skill, we encourage stylistic openness and a broad understanding of genre varieties.

Study opportunities

The Norwegian Academy of Music offers programmes in Music Performance and Music Education:

Artistic scope

The jazz student community is a diverse environment with a high degree mutual curiosity and respect between musicians' individual areas of specialization and preference. Instructors and advisors within the Jazz Department are some of the country's best performing artists in improvised music, and together they represent a broad stylistic scope. Students are given a range of opportunities to familiarise themselves with new music and other musicians. In this way they are encouraged to scope out their own paths as performing artists.

Collaboration across disciplines

Collaboration across departments and disciplines is an integral part of the everyday work that goes on at the Norwegian Academy of Music. The Jazz Department students have access to specialised skills and expertise found in other departments, in instrument instruction, composition, music technology, Nordic Folk Music, and other disciplines or areas of specialisation.

Activities

  • Project collaboration with other educational institutions in Norway and abroad

  • Top musicians from all over the world visit the Academy

  • A festival organized by students

  • Concerts at various venues in Oslo

  • Big band and other large ensemble projects

Contact

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Håkon Storm-Mathisen

Associate Professor

Jazz Guitar, Jazz-teori

Staff

Improvisation

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Lisa Dillan

Associate Professor

Improvisation

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Ivar Grydeland

Associate Professor

Improvisation

Jazz Bass

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Roger Arntzen

University Lecturer

Jazz Bass, Ensemble (Talent Development)

Mats Eilertsen

Mats Eilertsen

Associate Professor

Jazz Bass

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Sigurd Hole

University Lecturer

Jazz Bass

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Bjørn Arvid Kjellemyr

Associate Professor

Jazz Bass

Ole Morten Vågan

Ole Morten Vågan

Associate Professor

Jazz Bass

Jazz Guitar

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Jon Eberson

Associate Professor

Jazz Guitar

Hilmar Jensson

Hilmar Jensson

University Lecturer

Jazz Guitar

Markus Lillehaug Johnsen

Markus Lillehaug Johnsen

Instructor

Jazz Guitar

Are Lothe Kolbeinsen

Are Lothe Kolbeinsen

University Lecturer

Jazz Guitar

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Håkon Storm-Mathisen

Associate Professor

Jazz Guitar, Jazz-teori

Aural training (jazz)

Guro Gravem Johansen

Guro Gravem Johansen

Associate Professor

Didactics, Aural Training (jazz)

Jazz Composition and Ensemble

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Geir Lysne

Professor

Jazz Composition, Ensemble

Erlend Fredrik Skomsvoll

Erlend Fredrik Skomsvoll

Associate Professor

Jazz Composition, Ensemble

Jazz Piano

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Mikhail Alperin

Professor

Jazz Piano

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Eyolf Dale

Associate Professor

Jazz Piano

Helge Lien

Helge Lien

Associate Professor

Jazz Piano

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Morten Qvenild

Forsker

Jazz Piano

Jazz Saxophone

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Morten Halle

Associate Professor

Jazz Saxophone

Atle Nymo

Atle Nymo

Associate Professor

Jazz Saxophone

Jazz Voice

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Sidsel Endresen

Professor

Jazz Vocals

Beate Slettevoll Lech

Beate Slettevoll Lech

University Lecturer

Jazz Vocals

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Live Maria Roggen

Professor

Jazz Vocals

Elin Rosseland

Elin Rosseland

University Lecturer

Jazz Vocals

Solveig Slettahjell

Solveig Slettahjell

University Lecturer

Jazz Vocals

Jazz Percussion

Per Oddvar Eide Johansen

Per Oddvar Eide Johansen

University Lecturer

Jazz Drums

Thomas Strønen

Thomas Strønen

Associate Professor

Jazz Drums

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Pål Thowsen

Associate Professor

Jazz Drums

Jazz Trumpet

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Gunnar Halle

University Lecturer

Jazz Trumpet