6 June 1926|
|Died||30 May 2010(aged 83)|
|Associated acts||Rowland Greenberg
Karl Otto Hoff
Appaloosa Mainstream Ensemble
Per Borthen Swing Dept. Ltd
Bergheim was raised in Asker and in Stabekk in the neighboring municipality Bærum, where he lived most of his life. He played in a number of bands and orchestras before devoting his professional life to music, in 1948. He was repeatedly named best Norwegian saxophonist when such contests were common in the 1950s and 1960s.
He led his own bands and orchestras starting in 1960, focusing mostly on swing. He won the highest Norwegian jazz award, Buddyprisen, in 1978 and the Gammleng-prisen in 1991. Because of a lung ailment, he retired in 1990.
Bergheim was for some time married to noted singer and actress Anita Thallaug.
- Jazz in Norway, volume 1 (RCA, 1954)
- Arvid Gram Paulsen, Mikkel Flagstad, Kristian Bergheim (1977, Herman)
- Liva at Malla, (1977, Norjazz)
- Rainbow Session - vol 2, with Bjarne Nerem, Kristian Bergheim (1990) OCP 101-2
|Recipient of the Buddyprisen
|Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng-prisen