Dag Arnesen

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Dag Arnesen
Dag Arnesen 1.jpg
Dag Arnesen, 2014 (Photo by Knut Andersen)
Background information
Birth name Dag Syver Arnesen
Born (1950-05-03) 3 May 1950 (age 67)
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano
Website www.mulemusic.no/dag/1.html

Dag Syver Arnesen (born 3 May 1950) is a Norwegian jazz pianist with a series of album releases.[1][2]


Dag Arnesen with BBB in 2014.
Dag Arnesen and Bergen Big Band in November 2014.

Arnesen was born in Bergen, and studied classical piano under Jiri Hlinka at the Bergen Music Conservatory and got a commitment[1] by Den Nationale Scene. Eventually he went to jazz and played in the 1970s with the Arvid Genius' orchestra, and led his own Trios, Quartets and Septetter og 13'tets. There were several records under his own name and he is still in the Bergen Big Band. Arnesen has also lived in Oslo and played in the jazz bands Søyr, Orleysa, various groups led by the late international Norwegian guitarist Thorgeir Stubø, vokalist Susanne Fuhr, saxophonists Knut Riisnæs and Odd Riisnæs and orchestra leader Kjell Karlsen. In the Bergen-based Sigurd Ulveseth Quartet he has participated on three releases, and Arnesen also led the local Evans Jazzclub.

His melodic style has been compared to Jan Johansson.[3]



See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jazz pianist". Mulemusic.no. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Arnesen, Dag". Biografi. Norsk Musikkinformasjon, MIC.no. Archived from the original on 2015-01-03. 
  3. ^ Ann Kristin Ødegård, Jazzer med Grieg in Jazznytt
  4. ^ Mosnes, Terje (2010-10-28). ""Norwegian Song 3" i fin, ny stil - Riview" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  5. ^ Helgheim, Roald (2015-05-02). "Grieg, Tveitt & I" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. Retrieved 2015-05-02. 

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Per Jørgensen
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
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Ole Hamre
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Svein Olav Herstad
Recipient of the Sildajazzprisen
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Alf Wilhelm Lundberg
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Frode Gjerstad
Recipient of the Buddyprisen
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Karl Seglem
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Olga Konkova
Recipient of the Jazz class Gammleng-prisen
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