Frode Alnæs

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Frode Alnæs
Frode Alnæs 2008.jpg
Frode Alnæs during a concert
with Dance with a Stranger
(Photo: Bjarte Hetland)
Background information
Born (1959-03-03) 3 March 1959 (age 55)
Kristiansund, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician and Composer
Instruments Guitar
Website Official website

Frode Alnæs (born 3 March 1959 in Kristiansund, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz guitarist and Composer, known from cooperation with international artists like Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen, Arild Andersen, Jon Balke, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Ketil Bjørnstad, Henning Sommerro, Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ian Hunter, Bjørn Alterhaug, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Gustav Lorentzen, and Jan Erik Vold, and appearances in bands like Dance with a Stranger, Masqualero, Jazzpønkensemblet, and Sidsel Endresen Quartet.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

After completing high school in Kristiansund, Alnæs attended the Nordmøre Music Folk High School in Surnadal 1978–79, followed by studies in Trondheim (1979–82), together with Tore Brunborg and Nils Petter Molvær. He was among the first to graduated from the Jazz program at the Trondheim Musikkonservatorium in 1982,[4] where he received top marks in guitar playing. In 1987 Alnæs composed the music to rock opera Klæppfesk.[1][2]

Alnæs was Band leader at Moldejazz (1992 & 1994) and at Vossajazz 1993, and appeared with Arild Andersen and Rune Arnesen as a trio at Kongsberg Jazz Festival 1995. In 1996 he attended the Vossajazz with Fliflet/Hamre Energiforsyning, and with The Brazz Bros at Moldejazz (1997).[3]

Honors[edit]

  • Spellemannprisen (1987) in the class Pop, for the album Dance with a Stranger
  • Spellemannprisen (1989) in the class Pop, for the album Dance with a Stranger
  • Spellemannprisen (1994) as This year's Spellemann, with Dance with a Stranger
  • Kreditkassens kulturpris
  • Fylkeskulturprisen i Møre og Romsdal
  • COOP Norges Musikkpris 2001
  • Orkidéprisen 2002
  • Kristiansund-prisen 2002
  • Fortidsminneforeningens Bevaringspris 2002, for Dødeladen og Tollboden i Kristiansund
  • Årets Medmenneske (Røde Kors) 2001
  • Årets Gromgutt i Møre og Romsdal

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 1996: Frode (Universal Music)
  • 2013: Envy The Man (Big Box Music)

Collaborations[edit]

With Dance with a Stranger
  • 1987: Dance with a Stranger (Norsk Plateproduksjon)
  • 1989: To/Fool's Paradise (Norsk Plateproduksjon/RCA Records)
  • 1991: Atmosphere (Norsk Plateproduksjon)
  • 1994: Look What You've Done! (Norsk Plateproduksjon)
  • 1994: Unplugged Hits (Norsk Plateproduksjon), live
  • 1995: The Best of Dance with a Stranger (Mercury Records)
  • 1998: Happy Sounds (Mercury Records)
  • 2007: Everyone Needs a Friend... The Very Best Of (Mercury Records)
With Masqualero
With Arild Andersen
  • 1990: Sagn (ECM Records)
With Ketil Bjørnstad
With Morten Harket
With Ole Edvard Antonsen
  • 1997: Read My Lips (EMI Records)
With Arild Andersen & Stian Carstensen
  • 1998: Sommerbrisen (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
  • 2003: Julegløggen (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
  • 2006: Høstsløv (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)
With Jan Erik Vold
With other projects

Literature[edit]

  • Frode Alnæs – mannen som er en gitar (2009) by Stig Nilsson, Schibsted Forlag.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Frode Alnæs Biography – SNL.no".  Store Norske Leksikon
  2. ^ a b Halvorsen, Tore. Frode Alnæs (in Norwegian). Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b ic"Alnæs, Frode Biography". Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. 
  4. ^ "Jazzlinja NRNU.no". NTNU.no. Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  5. ^ "Frode Alnæs – mannen som er en gitar". SchibstedForlag.no. 

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