Eivind Aarset

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Eivind Aarset
Eivind Aarset at Moers Festival, Germany, 2006
Eivind Aarset at Moers Festival, Germany, 2006
Background information
Born (1961-03-23) 23 March 1961 (age 62)
Kolbotn, Oppegård, Akershus, Norway
GenresNu jazz, electronic
Years active1990s–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Eivind Aarset (born 23 March 1961) is a Norwegian guitarist who has worked with Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ute Lemper, Ketil Bjørnstad, Andy Sheppard, Mike Mainieri, Arild Andersen, Abraham Laboriel, Dhafer Youssef, Django Bates, and Nils Petter Molvaer.[1][2] Aarset is married to Norwegian singer Anne-Marie Giørtz.


Aarset has worked with Nils Petter Molvær, Bill Laswell, Jon Hassell, Jan Garbarek, David Sylvian, and Marilyn Mazur.[3]

After several albums for Jazzland, he recorded Dream Logic for ECM (2012), collaborating with Jan Bang and Erik Honoré on the production and timbral design of melodies and soundscapes. His style has been associated with nu jazz and electronic music.[4][1][5][6]

At the 2013 Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Norway, he accompanied Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, and Ingar Zach, celebrating the release of Narrative from the Subtropics by Jan Bang and Places of Worship by Arve Henriksens, in addition to performing a special "Dream Logic" concert with Jan Bang, Audun Erlien, Wetle Holte and Erland Dahlen.[3][7]

John Kellman at All About Jazz named Eivind Aarset Dream Logic's appearance at Punktfestivalen, Kristiansand, Norway in September 2013 one of the 25 Best Live Shows of 2013.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Aarset, Eivind Biography". Norsk Musikkinformasjon. 2011-11-03. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  2. ^ "Eivind Aarset". AllAboutJazz.com. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  3. ^ a b "Eivind Aarset – Dream Logic". PunktFestival.no. 2013-06-13. Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  4. ^ Kelman, John (2012-07-05). "Eivind Aarset: Guitar Anti-Hero". AllAboutJazz.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  5. ^ "Eivind Aarset". Kalleklev.no. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  6. ^ Cleveland, Barry. "Eivind Aarset". GuitarPlayer.com. Retrieved 2012-10-10.
  7. ^ "PUNKT program 2013". PunktFestival.no. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  8. ^ Kelman, John (2013-12-13). "John Kelman's Best Live Shows of 2013". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-12-14.

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