Bjorn Solli - Guitarist/Composer was born in Norway in 1979 and is now
based in New York. He was voted "young Norwegian jazz musician of the
year" in 2002 and has since won numerous awards throughout Europe,
including soloist prizes in Belgium, Monaco and Spain, audience prizes in
Switzerland and Spain, and a composition prize in France.
With his trio SOLID! he has released 3 critically acclaimed CD’s distributed
worldwide. In 2005 Solli toured Nepal and India for three weeks, and in 2007
he toured in USA, China, Vietnam, Sweden, Ireland and Norway. In November
2007 Solli was back in India on a two-week tour with his trio.
In April 2008 Bjorn went on another world tour, first in California, then China
and a two week trio tour in Australia before going to Ireland and one week in
Norway doing a CD release tour.
In July 2008 Bjorn once again toured around China and in August he went on
tour in Norway with saxophonist Will Vinson.
Bjorn Solli is a busy professional musician working out of New York City
performing in such venues as Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Centre, The Bitter End,
LaLanterna, Fat Cat, Louis 649, Manahatta, Puppet's, 55 Bar and Blues Alley in
Washington DC, with such musicians as Jon Gordon, Marcus Strickland, Will
Vinson, Kendrick Scott, Matt Penman, Orlando Le Flemming, Obed Calvaire,
Bryn Roberts, Matt Clohesy, Tommy Crane, Derek Nievergelt, Quincy Davis,
Karlie Bruce, Rodney Green, Wayne Batchelor, Jonathan Blake, Mark Ferber,
Jochen Rueckert, Jon Wikan, Orrin Evans, Ferenc Nemeth, Jamire Williams,
Ingrid Jensen, Adam Cruz, Jaleel Shaw etc.
He is touring and recording extensively, having so far appeared on 6 Cd’s.
Solli is a member of MTV-featured R&B-singer Noora Noor’s band and in
2005 he performed at the Nelson Mandela concert in Tromso, Norway in
front of 18.000 spectators