Oslo Groove Company

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Oslo Groove Company
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres Jazz and big bands
Years active 1985-1996
Labels Hot Club Records & Groove Records
Members Helge Sunde
Christian Jaksjø
Lars Erik Gudim
Henning Brun
Birger Carlsen
Arne Johannessen
Arne Johannessen
Geir Arne Haugsrud
Vidar Aarset
Stein Villanger
Harald Devold
Geir Lysne
Rune Nicolaysen
Bernhard Seland
Freddy Bagge
Petter Skretting
Knut Riisnæs
Petter Wettre
Rune Haglund
Frank Brodahl
Anders Eriksson
Erik Halvorsen
Morten Brenne
Arne Hiorth
Eckhard Baur
Petter Kateraas
Bjørn Holta
Bent Østebø Johansen
Frode Berg
Asbjørn Ruud
Erik Smith
Lage Børresen
Bugge Wesseltoft
Torge Railo
Stein Austrud

Oslo Groove Company (active 1985-1996) was a Norwegian big band initiated and led by Jens Wendelboe (1985–87),[1][2] In 1987 Lars Erik Gudim toock the lead and Harald Devold administrated the band. They released three albums, two on their own label, Groove Records. The first album Anno 1990 was awarded Spellemannprisen 1990.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 1990: Anno 1990 (Hot Club Records)
  • 1991: Anno 1992 (Groove Records)
  • 1996: Anno 1996 (Groove Records)
Contributors
Anno 1990 Anno 1992 Anno 1996
Helge Sunde - trombone Contributed Contributed Contributed
Christian Jaksjø - trombone Did not contribute Contributed Contributed
Lars Erik Gudim - trombone Contributed Contributed Contributed
Henning Brun - trombone Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Birger Carlsen - trombone Contributed Contributed Did not contribute
Arne Johannessen - trombone Contributed Contributed Did not contribute
Geir Arne Haugsrud - trombone Did not contribute Contributed Contributed
Vidar Aarset - French horn Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Stein Villanger - French horn Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Harald Devold - saxophone Contributed Contributed Contributed
Geir Lysne - saxophone Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Rune Nicolaysen - saxophone Contributed Contributed Did not contribute
Bernhard Seland - saxophone Contributed Contributed Contributed
Freddy Bagge - saxophone Did not contribute Contributed Contributed
Petter Skretting - saxophone Did not contribute Contributed Did not contribute
Knut Riisnæs - saxophone Did not contribute Did not contribute Contributed
Petter Wettre - saxophone Did not contribute Did not contribute Contributed
Rune Haglund - trumpet Contributed Contributed Contributed
Frank Brodahl - trumpet Did not contribute Contributed Contributed
Anders Eriksson - trumpet Contributed Contributed Contributed
Erik Halvorsen - trumpet Contributed Contributed Did not contribute
Morten Brenne - trumpet Contributed Contributed Did not contribute
Arne Hiorth - trumpet Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Eckhard Baur - trumpet Did not contribute Did not contribute Contributed
Petter Kateraas - trumpet Did not contribute Did not contribute Contributed
Bjørn Holta - bass Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Bent Østebø Johansen - bass Did not contribute Contributed Did not contribute
Frode Berg - bass Did not contribute Did not contribute Contributed
Asbjørn Ruud - guitar Contributed Contributed Contributed
Erik Smith - drums Contributed Contributed Contributed
Lage Børresen - percussion Did not contribute Contributed Did not contribute
Bugge Wesseltoft - piano Contributed Did not contribute Did not contribute
Torge Railo - piano Did not contribute Contributed Did not contribute
Stein Austrud - piano Did not contribute Did not contribute Contributed

Biography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wendelboe, Jens Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. 
  2. ^ "Erik Smith Biography" (in Norwegian). DrumSoloArtist.com. 
  3. ^ "Oslo Groove Company Biography" (in Norwegian). HerrNilsen.no. 
Awards
Preceded by
Egil Kapstad
Recipient of the Jazz Spellemannsprisen
1990
Succeeded by
Masqualero