Ivar Kolve

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Ivar Kolve
Ivar Kolve 2014.jpg
Vossajazz 2014. (Photo by Knut Andersen)
Background information
Born (1967-03-31) March 31, 1967 (age 50)
Voss, Hordaland
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Vibraphone, marimba, percussion
Website www.ivarkolve.com

Ivar Kolve (born 31 March 1967) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (xylophone, vibraphone, marimba and percussion), the younger brother of the saxophonist Kåre Kolve, and known from several album releases as soloartist and for collaborations with Maria Joao, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Ståle Storløkken, Mathias Eick, Eivind Aarset and Bjørn Kjellemyr among oters.[1]


Kolve was born in Voss but since 1988 has lived in Bergen, where he was educated at the Bergen Musikkonservatorium.[2] With his own Trio Ivar Kolve Trio (established in 1996) Sébastien Dubé (bass) and Stein Inge Brækhus (drums), he has released a number of albums.

Kolve is part of the band «Spindel» led by Liv Merete Kroken and Sigrid Moldestad (Spindel 2001 and Aminje 2005). He has also participated in a number of projects like with the Voss Children's Choir «Småkvedarne» (Småkvedarne, NorCD), and with Jan Gunnar Hoff Free flow songs, commissioned work for Vossajazz in 2005.[1]

At Vossajazz 2014, he appeared with an Polyostinat experience. Here he performed with an elite team of Norwegian musicians, Kåre Kolve, Jørn Øien, Ellen Andrea Wang and last but not the least Jarle Vespestad. They delivered an indulgent poly rhythmic and poly harmonic treat for the discerning ear.[3]



Kolve at Vossajazz April 13, 2014. (Phhoto by Knut Andersen)
Solo albums
  • 1998: Ope (NorCD)
  • 2005: Innover (Curling Legs)
  • 2008: View From My Room (Curling Legs)
With «Spindel»
  • 2001: Spindel (Heilo/Grappa)
  • 2005: Aminje (Heilo/Grappa)
With Trond-Viggo Torgersen
  • 2005: Barnetimen For De Store (EMI)
With Terje Rypdal
With Bergen Big Band, feat. Karin Krog, directed by John Surman
  • 2005: Seagull (Grappa)
With Lothe
  • 2012: Blå Song (Grammofon)
With Karin Krog & John Surman


  1. ^ a b "Jan Gunnar Hoff med tingingsverk til Vossajazz". Norsk Musikkinformasjon MIC.no. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Ivar Kolve Official Website". 
  3. ^ "Ivar Kolve: Polyostinat". Vossajazz. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Ivar Kolve Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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Preceded by
Helge Lilletvedt
Recipient of the Vossajazzprisen
Succeeded by
Stein Inge Brækhus