Tore Brunborg

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Tore Brunborg
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Brunborg with Manu Katché in Ludwigshafen, 2014.
Background information
Born (1960-05-20) 20 May 1960 (age 54)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Saxophone

Tore Brunborg (born 20 May 1960 in Trondheim) is a Norwegian Jazz musician who plays Saxophone and composes. He grew up in Voss where a flowering Jazz environment.[1] Known from numerous appearances with inter national greats like Bugge Wesseltoft, Håvard Wiik, Audun Kleive, Anders Jormin, Diederik Wissels, Arild Andersen, Pat Metheny, Per Jørgensen, Geir Lysne, Misha Alperin, Bjørn Alterhaug, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Jarle Vespestad, Jon Christensen, Jon Balke, Nils Petter Molvær, Vigleik Storaas, Bo Stief, and last but not the least Billy Cobham.[2]


After playing with Knut Kristiansen and Per Jørgensen, Brunborg debuted at Vossajazz (1980, 1982). After this he studied music at Toneheim folkehøgskole and on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1980–82),[3] and has evolved to be one of the most sought Jazz saxophonists in Norway.

He was on the lineup for the acclaimed band Masqualero and was three times awarded Spellemannprisen with this band. Brunborg also was witin Jon Eberson's Jazzpunkensemblet (two record reseases). He performed with Pat Metheny at the Moldejazz (2001), and has appeared in a wide range of linups with different jazz orchestras since. At the Norwegian Jazz scene he has been most recognized for the cooperation with Arild Andersen and his music for «Kristin Lavransdatter», performed to the Olympic Games at Lillehammer. He is a member of the Jazz quartet Moment together with Jørn Øien, Jens Fossum and Andreas Bye.[1][2]

During the past few years he has worked with Mathias Eick, Manu Katché, the Tord Gustavsen Ensemble and Ketil Bjørnstad. He also plays a key role on two of Mats Eilertsen’s records (Radio Yonder and Sky Dive), and with the band Scent of Soil fronted by vocalist Kirsti Huke and Brunborg.[4] On their first album, they make use of material from a critically acclaimed commissioned work they wrote together for the Vossajazz Festival in 2010.[5][6]



Solo Albums[edit]


Within Masqualero, including Nils Petter Molvær, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen
  • 1983: Masqualero (Odin), Jon Balke
  • 1983: Bande À Part (ECM), with Jon Balke
  • 1988: Aero (ECM), with Frode Alnes
  • 1991: Re-Enter (ECM)
With other projects


  1. ^ a b "Tore Brunborg". Biography (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Brunborg, Tore Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk musikkinformasjon Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  3. ^ "Jazzlinja". Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Dobbeltaktuelle Tore Brunborg -".  (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ Fordham, John (2012-05-03). "Tore Brunborg/Kirsti Huke/Petter Vagan: Scent of Soil – review". The Guardian (London).
  6. ^ "Tore Brunborg/Kirsti Huke: Scent of Soil -". 

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Preceded by
Eldbjørg Raknes
Recipient of the Buddyprisen
Succeeded by
Jan Gunnar Hoff
Preceded by
Sigrid Moldestad
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
Succeeded by
Sigbjørn Apeland