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Terje Gewelt


Terje Gewelt was born June 8, 1960 in Oslo, Norway and grew up in Larvik, a small town on the southeastern coast. He started playing guitar at the age of 10, switched to electric bass at 14 and added acoustic bass at 17. From 1979-81 he studied privately with the internationally recognized Norwegian bassist, Arild Andersen, and played in local jazz and fusion groups with, among others, the great Norwegian keyboardist Atle Bakken. In 1981, Terje went to the USA to study bass at the Bass Institute in Los Angeles. He studied electric bass with Jeff Berlin and acoustic bass with Bob Magnuson and played in jazz clubs around LA with guitarist Les Wise. In 1982 he moved back to Oslo and spent a year playing with many of the best Norwegian jazz musicians




Featuring the music of Terje Gewelt
Duration: 4:41

"Nesbyen" is a new song by Norwegian bassist Terje Gewelt inspired by the nature of his home base in the valley of Hallingdal. All the instruments are played by Gewelt and the music has elements of jazz and Norwegian folk music. Filmed by Lars Storheim.

House On a Hill

Label: Resonant Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Buzios, House On a Hill, What Now?, Carpe Diem, Butterfly And Snowflakes, Skagerak, Night Turns To Day, The Move, Arrival, Wherever The Wind Blows



Bosporus Strait

Featuring the music of Terje Gewelt
Duration: 5:14

"Bosphorus Strait" composed by Terje Gewelt, live at Resonant Music Studio in Oslo Norway. Terje Gewelt (fretless bass guitar), Hayden Powell (trumpet), Bjorn Klakegg (guitar) and Erik Smith (drums).

Wow and Flutter

Label: Resonant Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Time Travels; Ups And Downs; Leaving Town; Iskanten; Crosstalk; Seafarer; Wow And Flutter; Melancholy Blue; Raw Air; Gone Sailing.



Label: Resonant Music
Released: 2013


Article: Live Review

Garana Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Garana Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Garana Jazz FestivalWolf's MeadowGarana, RomaniaJuly 11-14, 2013For four days each summer, a village in the Western Carpathians becomes the Mecca for the Romanian jazz fans, and an ever-growing number of Europeans. For the 17th time the Bohemian colony Garana (Wolfsberg is its German name) has hosted an event of growing importance ...



Label: Resonant Music
Released: 2012


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Roy Powell

Read "Take Five With Roy Powell" reviewed by Roy Powell

Meet Roy Powell:Roy Powell studied piano and avant-garde composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester England, before defecting to jazz. He first came to prominence in 1994 with his debut recording, A Big Sky, which was hailed as “a real benchmark in British contemporary electric jazz" by Jazz on CD. He ...



Label: Resonant Music
Released: 2009


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