Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk

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Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk
Born (1957-09-28) 28 September 1957 (age 56)
Kjeldebotn, Ballangen, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupations Musician and composer
Instruments Drums
Labels Taurus Records
Grappa Music
Gemini Records
Associated acts Oofotr

Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk (born 28 September 1957, Kjeldebotn, Ballangen, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (drums) and music pedagog. Known from a series of concerts, festival performances and records with the likes of DumDum Boys, Thorgeir Stubø, Frode Alnæs, Palle Mikkelborg, Terje Bjørklund, Vigleik Storaas, Bjørn Alterhaug, Nils Petter Molvær, Knut Riisnæs, John Pål Inderberg, Sondre Meisfjord, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Kjersti Stubø and Henning Sommerro.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Sandbakk participated on Thorgeir Stubø first album Notice, later establishing himself in Trondheim, where he is a renowned educator on the Jazz programat at the Trondheim Musikkonservatorium, where he holds an instrumental teaching degree from 1982.[4] In addition he is Assosiate professor at the Musikkonservatoriet i Tromsø, and has also written several textbooks on drumming like Hvordan spille moderne trommesett, to mention one.[5][6][7][8]

Sandbakk appeared on the album Blodig Alvor (1988), with the renowned Norwegian rock band DumDum Boys, playing drums on the song "Idyll".[9] In 1993 he initiated the band Oofotr in Narvik, together with jazz singer Kjersti Stubø, daughter of the legendary jazz guitarist Thorgeir Stubø, and the pianist Jørn Øien.[10][11]

Sandbakk has worked as Program Director at NTNU Department of Music, Performing music,[12] in addition to teach the drum set and aural training. He is Managing Director of Trondheim Jazz Festival,[13][14][15] has been freelance musician since 1977, and has played with such orchestras as «Trondheim Sympatiorkester», «Trondheim Bop-Service», «Konerne Ved Vandposten», «Arvid Martinsen Band», «Bjørn Willadsen Band», «Gunnar A. Berg & The Music Machine», «E.W.S. & The Sympathy Orchestra» (including keyboardist Arve Furset and pianist Jørn Øien). He also plays on a regular basis with his own prosjects Oofotr and Afrocadabra».[1][7]

Discography[edit]

Solo works[edit]

  • 1998: Sympathetic, «E.W.S. & The Sympathy Orchestra»

Collaborative works[edit]

Within Oofotr
With John Pål Inderberg
With other projects
  • 1981: Notice (Odin Records), with Thorgeir Stubø
  • 1982: It's Just A Game (Experience Records), with «Arvid Martinsen Band»
  • 1988: Blodig Alvor Na Na Na Na Na (CBS Records), with DumDum Boys "Idyll"[9]
  • 2012: Eg Vandrar Langs Kaiane (Øra Fonogram), with Annjo K. Greenall[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sandbakk, Ernst-Wiggo Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ole Jacob Hoel (12 June 2012). "Trondheims jazzelite møter Billie Holidays låtkatalog i nynorsk oversettelse og står fjellstøtt" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Einar Eriksen (15 June 2005). "Fornyet toneskatt - I grenselandet mellom jazz, folketoner og sakrale kirketoner" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Trondheim, en jazzmetropol" (in Norwegian). (Adresseavisen) Universitetsavisa.no. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sandbakk, Ernst Førsteamanuensis Musikkonservatoriet - Funksjon Rytmisk slagverk" (in Norwegian). University of Tromsø UIT.no. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ernst Wiggo Sandbakk Biography" (in Norwegian). Jazzklubben.Narviknett.no. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk, Associate Professor, Department of Music" (in Norwegian). Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU.no. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hvordan spille moderne trommesett" (in Norwegian). Davoy.no. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Gruppa Oofotr i Musikkmagasinet" (in Norwegian). NRK.no. 21 May 2001. Retrieved 21 May 2001. 
  11. ^ "Oofotr Biography" (in Norwegian). NordlysFestivalen.no. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "Ledelse - Department of Music" (in Norwegian). Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU.no. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  13. ^ Kai Kristiansen (6 June 2008). "En smak av framtida" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Stian Wallum (30 May 2008). "Rytmisk frontkjemper" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "En smak av framtida" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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