DAG ARNESEN

Tour Availability  Trio/solo: Ledig i 2023 / Dates on request 2023
Booking  Roger Fjellstad Olsen / +47 92494140 (e-post)

Musikeren, komponisten, bandlederen og arrangøren Dag Arnesen har i flere ti-år vært en av Norges ledende jazzpianister, med bred erfaring både nasjonalt og internasjonalt. Han er utdannet ved Bergen musikk konservatorium og den anerkjente pianolæreren Jirij Hlinka. Bergenseren har et livslangt forhold til Edvard Griegs musikk. I trioformat har han hatt en eventyrlig suksess med sine Norwegian Song plater der skatter fra den norske sang-arven har blitt tolket på jazzmanér.

På sin fjerde plate i serien ble trioen byttet ut med Bergen Big Band og helt nye arrangementer av Griegs musikk og utvalgte norske folketoner. Dag Arnesens debutalbum “Ny bris” var den andre utgivelsen på ODIN etiketten, og kom i 1982. Med dette albumet vendte han tilbake til den nå gjenoppståtte etiketten. I sin lange karriere har pianisten samarbeidet med norske jazzmusikere som Knut Riisnæs, Jon Christensen, Karin Krog, Bjarne Nerem og Audun Kleive. Arnesen har også spilt med verdenskjente jazzartister som Joe Henderson og Elvin Jones. Dag Arnesen ble tildelt Buddyprisen i 2009.

Dag har nå en nystartet trio med Magne Thormodsæter og Øyvind Skarbø, som tidligere har spilt mye sammen i diverse band-sammenhenger. Trioen vil føre Norwegian Song-konseptet videre samt utforske nye terreng. Dag er og med i Lien / Arnesen kvartett, som ga ut albumet Tread Lightly i 2021.

Dag er tilgjengelig med trioen eller solo.

Dag Arnesen – piano
Magne Thormodsæter – kontrabass
Øyvind Skarbø – trommer

 

Pianist/composer Dag Arnesen, was born and raised in Bergen, a city located on the west coast of Norway. He started classical piano lessons when he was seven-years-old with Else Haadem Erstad, and at the age of sixteen appeared as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, at De Unges Konsert (Young Talent’s Concert) playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1. He was educated at the Music Conservatory in Bergen where he studied classical piano with Jirij Hlinka. However, as time passed, jazz became his main interest.

Dag started his professional career as a musician at Bergen’s main theatre, Den Nationale Scene. Since the mid-seventies, he has led many jazz groups: trios, quartets, quintets, a sextet and a septet. Almost all of the music performed by these groups was composed and arranged by Dag. Arnesen has often been commissioned to write music for big band, choirs and various ensembles and has composed music for three films. Dag Arnesen has been a regular guest at the jazz festivals in Norway, where he has toured extensively. He has also toured throughout Europe, playing concerts and festivals, as well as performing in Japan, China, India, Vietnam, Argentina, New York and Canada.

Dag Arnesen has a lifelong relationship with Edvard Grieg’s music. Together with his trio, he has had fabulous success with his Norwegian Song records where treasures from the Norwegian song heritage have been interpreted in a jazz manner. On their fourth album in the series, the trio has been replaced by the Bergen Big Band and this time Arnesen has written entirely new arrangements of Edvard Grieg’s music and selected Norwegian folk tunes. Dag now has a newly started trio with Magne Thormodsæter and Øyvind Skarbø, who have previously played a lot together in various band contexts. The trio will carry on the Norwegian Song concept.

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