Finn Sletten

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Finn Sletten
Finn Sletten Cosmopolite 2017 (210532).jpg
Photo: Lasse Brown (2017)
Background information
Born (1952-08-11) 11 August 1952 (age 66)
Bodø, Nordland
Occupation(s)Musician, composer

Finn Sletten (born 11 August 1952) is a Norwegian jazz musician (drums and percussions).[1][2]


Sletten was born in Bodø. After a study tour to Arizona (1968–70), he played in his home town with such musicians as Paul Weeden Band at Festival of North Norway (1972) and an album (1974). In Oslo he participated in Magni Wentzel Quintet, including Jon Eberson (guitar), Tore Brunborg (saxophone) and Jon Balke (keyboards) among others. From 1988 he was involved in "Trio Nord" (1988), Ola Bremness Vær hilset! (1995), Marit Sandvik band, Nordland jazzforums Distant Reports (2001), Tore Johansen and Jan Gunnar Hoff's production Free Flows (2005).[1]

Sletten assisted the jazz poet Triztán Vindtorn with percussion on Cecilie Jordal (2001).,[3] a portion of the presentation "Philosophiske Smuler". He also contributes to the Bodø Domkor's Christmas jazz and Beiarn jazz camp, and was recently on contributor Kristin Mellem and Bjørn Andor Drage's film music to Nærkontakt med brunbjørn.[4]

Sletten was at the Festival of North Norway 2009 awarded Stubøprisen to have been "a significant pioneer and inspiration to generations of north Norwegian jazz musicians". That same year he also received the prestigious Gammleng-prisen in the class jazz by "Fond for utøvende kunstnere".[2]



With Morten Halle, Jon Eberson & Bjørn Kjellemyr


  1. ^ a b Berg, Johs. "Finn Sletten Biography". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  2. ^ a b "Finn Sletten Biography". 10 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  3. ^ Hagen, Gunnar (2 August 2001). "Spilte på g-streng". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  4. ^ "Crossbreeze – Experience". Retrieved 2013-08-17.

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Preceded by
Hallgeir Pedersen
Recipient of the Stubøprisen
Succeeded by
Jan Ditlev Hansen
Preceded by
Jon Balke
Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng Award
Succeeded by
no Jazz award