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Jostein Gulbrandsen

New York based guitarist and composer. Born in Namsos, Norway on October 19th 1976, he took up the guitar at the age of 9. After enrolling in the performing arts program at Nauma Highschool, he started studying jazz and classical guitar. In 1997 he moved to Kristiansand to attend Agder College of Music. After two years he decided to move to the US to continue his studies at University of North Texas, under the guidance of Fred Hamilton and Lynn Seaton. In 2001 he moved to New York City to attend Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Chris Rosenberg, Dave Liebman, Garry Dial and Phil Markowtiz. He finished his Master’s Degree in 2003 and has since the lived in New York, working as a professional musician, covering many styles of music He is the leader of the Jostein Gulbrandsen Quartet and is also a member of the Nate Smith Quartet, Randal and the Matt Grason project, and the Gulbrandsen/Yonezawa Duo, performing at venues like Smoke, Detour, B.B Kings Blues Bar, Kavehaz, Scandinavia House, Blues Alley and Hard Rock Cafe.He has performed for the norwegian Royal family and appeared both on national and public television both in Norway and America. He has performed in many different contires including Scotland, England, and Japan. His new CD, "Twelve" is now available on Fresh Sound/New Talent.

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Jostein Gulbrandsen: Looking Ahead

Read "Looking Ahead" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Norwegian-born, New York-based guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen makes a modest splash with this set of eight originals. The composing is in-the-tradition and buoyant throughout, and harnesses the abilities of an enviable band. Bassist Mike McGuirk exudes plenty of sunshine in opener “Gee Wheez," revealing a carefree undercurrent that infuses the entire session. Drummer Mark Ferber catches his ...

Looking Ahead

Label: Curling Legs
Released: 2018
Track listing: Gee Wheez; Looking Ahead; Psalm; Unbroken Circles; Cold Times; New Tune; Monkey Biz; Another Waltz.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nathaniel Smith: Quartet

Read "Quartet" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Quartet, the debut album from drummer Nathaniel Smith, has been a long time coming. Recorded in March 2007, almost four years before its release, the album features tunes which Smith began performing following his graduation from the Manhattan School of Music in 2003. In a music scene that often seems to view immediate access as a ...

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Nathaniel Smith Quartet: Nathaniel Smith Quartet

Read "Nathaniel Smith Quartet" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer Nathaniel Smith's music can be characterized as modern jazz that often finds serenity in searching, angular confines. Smith's quartet, which features rising star saxophone maverick Jon Irabagon, finds its way and brings these intriguing compositions to life without resorting to unnecessary fireworks. Smith wrote five of the seven pieces here, and each ...

Twelve

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Sundance; MB; Northern Lights; Twelve; Watertrain; Message in a Bottle; The Ring; Black November.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jostein Gulbrandsen: Twelve

Read "Twelve" reviewed by Elliott Simon

While guitarist Jostein Gulbrandsen may hail from Norway, he and his quartet appear very much at home in this debut that has a decided downtown edge. At the heart of Twelve is a contorted bluesy post-bop that makes wonderful use of complex rhythms and slicing tenor sax courtesy of Jon Irabagon. Both Gulbrandsen and Irabagon possess ...

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Jostein Gulbrandsen: Twelve

Read "Twelve" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Anche questo Twelve si inserisce perfettamente nell’estetica che ha portato l’etichetta catalana ad essere un importante punto di riferimento per lo stato di salute del jazz attuale e dei suoi giovani, a volte sconosciuti, interpreti. Ossia i piedi ben piantato nella miglior tradizione mainstream e le orecchie ben aperte sui fermenti più attuali. Il chitarrista norvegese, ...

Take Five With Jostein Gulbrandsen

Read "Take Five With Jostein Gulbrandsen" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jostein Gulbrandsen: Born in Norway, 1976.Started playing at the age of nine. Studies at Agder College of Music, Norway, University of North Texas, and Master's Degree from Manhattan School of Music. I studied pop, rock and jazz in Norway, and got more into jazz after moving to the U.S. I also have many ...


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