Ivar Loe Bjørnstad

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Ivar Loe Bjørnstad
Born1981 (age 40–41)
Surnadal, Møre og Romsdal
GenresProg rock and jazz

Ivar Loe Bjørnstad (born 1981 in Surnadal, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz and rock musician (drums), brother of the dancer Marit Loe Bjørnstad (1983) and the singer Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad (1978).


Bjørnstad studied jazz at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo together with Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen[1] and Even Helte Hermansen (guitarist of Bushman's Revenge). With an origin as a rock musician, he also mentions the guitarist Bill Frisell as one of his inspirations, accompanied by the major Norwegian drummers Audun Kleive and Per Oddvar Johansen. He resides in Oslo, and has since the turn of the Millennium collaborated with countless bands and constellations in a variety of genres. He has collaborated with artists like Bjørn Kjellemyr, Jon Eberson, Karl Seglem, Ken Stringfellowcurrently, and currently (2013) play within the bands Hedvig Mollestad Trio, the Hilde Marie Kjersem Band and Cakewalk. The debut album Shoot! of the Hedvig Mollestad Trio was recorded live in the studio with only a few minor overdubs.[2]


Within Hedvig Mollestad Trio
Within Cakewalk
  • 2012: Wired (Rune Grammofon)


  1. ^ "Rekruttering: VGS-jazz". JazzINorge.no. Archived from the original on 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  2. ^ "Halvmåne: Kickoff med Hedvig Mollestad Trio 28. mars". Maanefestivalen.no. Archived from the original on 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-10-10.

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