Børge-Are Halvorsen

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Børge-Are Halvorsen
Born (1978-10-12) 12 October 1978 (age 39)
Lillehammer, Norway
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, band leader and composer
Instruments Saxophones

Børge-Are Halvorsen (born 12 October 1978 in Lillehammer, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophone and c- and alto flute).[1] His family moved to Sandane in Gloppen where he spent his youth, but he was lateer a freelance musician resident of Oslo since 2003.

Career[edit]

Halvorsen studied music at Firda vidaregåande skule (1994–97), then at "Viken Folkehøgskole" (1997–98) and at last on the Department of Music, Rhythmic studies at Universitetet i Agder (1998-02). Since 2006 he has been engaged as Lecturer in saxophone and jazz improvisation at Norges Musikkhøgskole, since 2010 also at Department of Musicology Universitetet i Oslo. He also works as an arranger, much in connection with horn section or big band.

Halvorsen plays with "Ensemble Denada", "Examination of What", Ole Børud, "Ekvilibrium", "Vinni", "Penthouse Playboys", "Hans Orkester", "Steffen Isaksens Orkester", "KABA Orchestra" and "Jon Haaland Big Band". Has also appeared in the bands Paperboys, Dance with a Stranger, Karpe Diem, Sharp Nine, "Smiths Venner", Jens Wendelboe Crazy Energy Orchestra, "Mathilde Grooss Viddal/FriEnsemblet", Kjell Karlsens Orkester, "Bjørn W W Jørgensen Storband", Chipahua, The New Swing Generation, "The Fabulous Couldhavebeens", "The New Jordal Swingers", "Soulslave", The Sinatra Songbook, "Soul, Inc.", "Soul Insurance" and "Earplay", and is also musical director of the Big Band "Bjørvika Business Band" since 2010.

Musicals / show (in selection)[edit]

Halvorsen has participated on the following productions:

  • 2003–05: Hjertelig hilsen Hege og Kjersti, Dizzie Showteater/norgesturné
  • 2004: 80-tallet Beat for Bit, Edderkoppen
  • 2005: The Show, Edderkoppen/Oseberg Kulturhus
  • 2006: Laides' Night, Edderkoppen
  • 2006: En kveld med Thomas og Harald... og Yngvar, norgesturné
  • 2006: It's Showtime, Chat Noir/Drammen Teater/Oseberg Kulturhus
  • 2007–08: Showgirls, Chat Noir/Sandefjord
  • 2007: Svindlere med stil, Chateau Neuf
  • 2008: Grease, Oslo Spektrum
  • 2008: Singin' In The Rain, Oslo Nye
  • 2009: Vår Jul (Cecilia Vennersten/Christian Ingebrigtsen), norgesturné
  • 2009: Cats, Chat Noir, Oslo
  • 2009: Les Misérables, Oslo Nye
  • 2010: Swingin' Home For Christmas (Alexander Rybak), norgesturné
  • 2010: Kåre, Linn, men Christian Skolmen, Chat Noir
  • 2010: Spellemenn, Klubben, Tønsberg
  • 2011: Øivind Blunck – Rett og slett, Dizzie Showteater
  • 2011: Ungen, Sandvika Teater
  • 2012: Spamalot, Folketeateret, Oslo

Television productions (in selection)[edit]

Halvorsen has contributed musically to the following productions:

  • UMOJA – The Cultural Flying Carpet (African Broadcasting Union)
  • UMOJA – The Cultural Flying Carpet (NRK)
  • Først og sist med Skavlan (NRK)
  • Sommeråpent (NRK)
  • Grosvold (NRK)
  • Store Studio (NRK)
  • Memo (NRK)
  • God Morgen, Norge (TV2)
  • Senkveld (TV2)
  • Idrettsgallaen (NRK)
  • Skal Vi Danse (TV2)
  • Artistgallaen (TV2)
  • TV-aksjonen (NRK)
  • 17. mai-konsert fra Rådhusplassen (TV2)
  • UNICEFs Lattergalla (TVNorge)
  • Gullfisken (TV2)
  • X-Factor (TV2)
  • Idol (TV2)
  • Erobreren (NRK)
  • Kvelden er din (TV2)
  • Torsdag kveld fra Nydalen (TV2)
  • Allsang på Grensen (TV2)
  • Momarkedet (NRK/TV2)
  • Komiprisen (NRK)
  • Nobel Peace Prize Concert (NRK)
  • Lilyhammer (NRK)
  • Bye & Rønning (NRK)
  • Asbjørn Brekke Show (TVNorge)

Discography (in selection)[edit]

Halvorsen has contributed to the following releases:[2]

  • 2004: Soria Moria, with Nissa Nyberget & Elisabeth Lindland, nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2004 in the class best Children record
  • 2004: Falkner Street, med "Number Seven Deli»
  • 2005: God dag, with Kåre Conradi
  • 2005: Love Will Haunt You Down, within "The Margarets»
  • 2005: Birdie Blues, med Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen
  • 2005: Bigbandblast!, med Børre Dalhaug, nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2004 in the class Jazz
  • 2006: Closer, within Beady Belle
  • 2006: Denada, within "Norske store orkester"/Helge Sunde, nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2006 in the class Jazz[3]
  • 2006: When Worlds Collide, within Paperboys
  • 2006: Matsukaze, with Håkon Storm
  • 2006: Big Band, within EvenEven
  • 2006: Seconds, within "Number Seven Deli»
  • 2007: Hjerteknuser, with Jan Eggum, nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2007 in the class Best male artist
  • 2007: Sudoku, within Sharp Nine, nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2007 in the class Jazz
  • 2007: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, with Marian Aas Hansen
  • 2007: Catfish Row, with Ornand Altenburg
  • 2007: While I Walk You Home, with Dylan Mondegreen
  • 2007: Antonsen Big Band, within "Antonsen Big Band»
  • 2007: Eg veit i himmerik ei borg, with Jan Werner
  • 2008: Elske I Sneen, within "Penthouse Playboys»
  • 2008: Hold on Be Strong, with Maria Haukaas Storeng
  • 2008: True Colours, with Erlend Bratland, nominated for the Spellemannprisen 2008 in the class Newcomer of the Year
  • 2008: Shakin' The Ground, with Ole Børud
  • 2008: Twenty Years Erased, with "The Margarets»
  • 2008: Pappa, ikke gå så fort..., with Axel Hellstenius
  • 2008: Sidelengs, with Ole Dørje
  • 2008: Nikken, with Nicolay Leganger
  • 2009: Finding Nymo, within "Ensemble Denada", awarded ECHO Preis for this Year's big band album, by German record company organisation
  • 2009: The Oslo Agreement, within Paperboys
  • 2009: Edvard Grieg In Jazz Mood, within Kjell Karlsen Big Band
  • 2009: Come Closer, within "FriEnsemblet»
  • 2009: Vagabond, within "Vagabond»
  • 2010: Spinning Wheel, within "Swinglett»
  • 2010: Dråpe, with Maria Mohn
  • 2010: Sweet Freedom, with Ingrid Kjosavik
  • 2010: Neste stasjon Grorud, med Finn Kalvik & Erik Fosnes Hansen
  • 2010: The Best of Me Is You, med Heine Totland (single)
  • 2011: Examination of What (Losen Records), within "Håvard Fossum Børge-Are Halvorsen Qrt»
  • 2011: Visa vid vindens ängar, med Alexander Rybak
  • 2011: Hope Is Happiness, with Hilde Dahl
  • 2011: Løvlands Allé, within "Løvlands Allé»
  • 2011: Rikki's Guns, with Rikke Normann
  • 2011: No More Than Necessary, within "The Douglas Group»
  • 2011: For Your Soul, with Jens Andreas Kleiven
  • 2011: Keep Movin', with Ole Børud
  • 2011: Little Brother – Out of the Pit, with Rune Brodahl
  • 2012: Hølå, with Rune Berg
  • 2012: Dylan Mondegreen, with Dylan Mondegreen
  • 2012: La Guinéenne, with Mory Kante
  • 2012: Undergroove, within "FriEnsemblet»

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Børge-Are Halvorsen – Saksofonist – Bransjeregister". MIC.no. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Børge Are Halvorsen Discography". Groove.no. 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ensemble Denada fronter norsk-syrisk kultursamarbeid". Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 

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