Øyvind Brække

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Øyvind Brække
Born (1969-08-25) 25 August 1969 (age 47)
Bærum, Akershus
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Music arranger & musician
Instruments Trombone
Associated acts The Source
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra

Øyvind Brække (born 25 August 1969, in Bærum, Norway) jazz musician (trombone), composer, music arranger, band leader, known as band leader for Bodega Band and S. Møller Storband, initiator of the popular and still active band The Source with several albums, and contributions to dozens of recordings with musicians like Chick Corea, Eirik Hegdal, Per Zanussi, Erlend Skomsvoll, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Knut Kristiansen, Jacob Young, Trygve Seim, Per Oddvar Johansen, Dingobats, Sverre Gjørvad, Motorpsycho, and Come Shine.[1]


Brække is from Bærum where his jazz career started in Sandvika Storband. He played on the SS recordings Come Rain or Come Shine (1989) and Contemporary Music For Big Band (1991) with them, and joined the band "Why Not" in 1990. He studied on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium (1991–93),[2] and was a member of several bands on th Trondheim jazz scene, including Bodega Band from 1992 (recording. 1992) and S. Møller big band, which he led. Great luck did student band "The Source" which he co-founded in 1992. The quartet has so far made seven CDs, "Olemann cornet" 1994, "Of Christmas" 1995, "The MotorSourceMassacre" 2000, "The Source and different cikada" 2002, "Of Christmas Live at Blue", 2002, "The Source" 2005 and "The Source of Christmas Live" (released 2007). It has completed a number of tours and festival gigs, including along with the rock band Motorpsycho and string quartet Cicada.[1]

In 1998 Brække moved permanently back to Oslo where he established himself in various bands. Beside The Source, he has had a long engagements with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, evidenced by the albums Live in Molde (2000), We are? (2004), What if? (2009), Morning songs (TJO & Per Zanussi, 2009) and not least his own significant project with ), Migrations TJO & Øyvind Brække, performed in trondheim 2009 and released on album in 2011.[1][3]


Within "Sandvika Storband»
  • 1989: Come Rain or Come Shine (SS Records)
  • 1991: Contemporary Music For Big Band (SS Records)
  • 2011: A Novel Approach (SS Records), as guest soloist[4]
Within The Source (Trygve Seim & Per Oddvar Johansen)
  • 1994: Olemanns Kornett (Curling Legs)
  • 2000: Roadwork Vol. 2: The MotorSourceMassacre (Stickman Records, Germany), with Motorpsycho & Deathprod
  • 2002: The Source And Different Cikadas (ECM Records), with[5]
  • 2005: The Source: Of Christmas (Curling Legs)
  • 2006: The Source (ECM Records)
  • 2007: Live (Grappa Music)
Within Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
Within Trygve Seim
  • 2000: Different Rivers (NorCD)
  • 2004: Sangam (NorCD)
Within Crimetime Orchestra
With other projects


  1. ^ a b c "Brække, Øyvind Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Jazzlinja". NTNU.no. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Migrations – Øyvind Brække Review". TrondheimJazzOrchestra.no. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  4. ^ Mosnes, Terje. "Briljant ny Burton-kvartett, supert Sandvika Storband" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  5. ^ "The Source And Different Cikadas (ECM) Review". ECMrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  6. ^ Kelman, John (22 February 2010). "Froy Aagre: Cycle of Silence (2010) Track Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 

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