Magne Thormodsæter

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Magne Thormodsæter
Magne Thormodsæter.jpg
Magne Thormodsæter 2014.
Photo by Knut Andersen
Background information
Born 1973 (age 41–42)
Bergen, Hordaland
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Upright bass

Magne Thormodsæter (born 1973 in Bergen, Norway) is an award-winning Norwegian Jazz musician (upright bass) and composer, known from a dozen releases and cooperations with the likes of Terje Rypdal, Ståle Storløkken, Paolo Vinaccia, Karin Krog and John Surman.


Magne Thormodsæter with BBB 2014.
Photo by Knut Andersen

Thormodsæter was educated on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium, and is now associate Professor at Griegakademiet, Department of Music, University of Bergen.[1] He has his own M.T. Trio, and also plays within bands like "Bungalow", Knut Kristiansen Trio, Lena Skjerdal Trio, Qvales Ensemble, The Wedding and Zumo.[2]

Thormodsæter is an Associate Professor of the The Grieg Academy at the University of Bergen.[3]



Within Bergen Big Band
Other cooperations


  1. ^ "Magne Thormodsater – Forskerprofil" (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ "Magne Thormodsater". 
  3. ^ "Magne Thormodsæter". University of Bergen. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 

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Preceded by
Kåre Opheim
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
Succeeded by
Berit Opheim