Anne-Marie Giørtz

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Anne-Marie Giørtz
Anne-Marie Giørtz Sentralen Oslo Jazzfestival (181513).jpg
Anne-Marie Giørtz at Oslo Jazzfestival 2016
Background information
Born (1958-03-19) 19 March 1958 (age 59)
Stockholm, Sweden
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Vocals, piano, trumpet, saxophone
Website Official website

Anne-Marie Giørtz (born 19 March 1958 in Stockholm, Sweden)[1] is a Norwegian vocalist, orchestra conductor, singing teacher in the genre jazz, and married to the Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset. Ske is known from numerous recordings with various bands.[2][3]


Giørtz started her career as trumpeter in Lysaker school marching band, studied piano and saxophone at University of Oslo (1976–80),[1] and made herself marked at the Oslo jazz scene where she was part of the band "EIM" (1980–82), before she established her own Anne Marie Giørtz Kvintett (1982–86), together with her brother Ole Henrik Giørtz among others. The band continued in her band Ab und Zu. Other partners include "Radiostorbandet" and "Danmarks Radiostorband".[2]

She was part of the Rock band Bazar initiated early 1970s by guitarist Rolf Aakervik in Oslo. Their first album Det er ikke enkelt (1973) had a clear, politically radical message, with lyrics that reflected the current fight against EEC, with a referendum in the autumn of 1972 in mind.[4]

Giørtz is known as a front figure in the Trio de Janeiro (1988–), where together with Tom Steinar Lund she released two albums and was awarded Spellemannprisen 1993.[1] With her brother Ole Henrik she composed the commission Den akustiske skyggen for Moldejazz (1993).[3][5]

The trio including Kaia Huuse and Veslemøy Solberg in addition to Giørtz released 'Jenter fra Jante' (1999) performing lyrics by Aksel Sandemose. She is also contributing on 'Skrapjern og silke' (1999), based on stage performance with the texts of Lars Saabye Christensen and music composed by Ole Henrik Giørtz. Giørtz have recently graduated as a Qigong Instructor in Sweden.



Solo albums[edit]

  • 1983: Breaking Out (Odin Records)
  • 1985: Tigers Of Pain (Odin Records), AMG band
  • 2009: På Egne Vegne (Grappa Music)
  • 2016: Capital Punishment For Cars (Grappa Music)

Collaborative works[edit]

Within Bazar
  • 1973: Det er ikke enkelt (Samspill)
  • 1974: Drabantbyrock (Mai)
Within Ab und Zu
  • 1989: Ab Und Zu (Curling Legs)
  • 1996: Totally (Curling Legs)
  • 2002: Spark Of Life (Curling Legs)
With Lars Saabye Christensen, Ole Henrik Giørtz, Anne Marie Almedal, Kristin Kajander and Elin Rosseland
With Kaia Huuse and Veslemøy Solberg
  • 1999: Jenter Fra Jante (Nordicae Records)
With Claudio Latini
  • 2006: Receita para a Vida (IPE Mundi Records)


  1. ^ a b c "Giørtz, Anne Marie Biography" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon 
  2. ^ a b c Anne Marie Giørtz (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. 
  3. ^ a b "Anne Marie Giørtz – Musiker, sanger" (in Norwegian). 
  4. ^ "Bazar" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon 
  5. ^ "Trio de Janeiro" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon 

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