2 October 1938|
|Died||6 November 2009(aged 71)|
|Instruments||Tenor saxophone, clarinet|
Bartholdsen was a piano tuner by profession, and he was also a central person on the northern Norwegian jazz scene. His instruments were tenor saxophone, and clarinet (in his early career). He played at Moldejazz in 1974, Nattjazz in 1975, Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 1976, Vossajazz in 1978 as well as several times in the Festival of North Norway and with Concerts Norway. He had to retire in 1988 after a stroke, and had also suffered from bad eyesight during his career. He died in November 2009.
- 1989: Stubøprisen
- 2008: Arctic Bird (Turn Left Prod)
- 2001: Jazz From North Norway (Gemini Records), Distant Reports with various artists
- Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Kjell Bartholdsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
- Linjordet, Arne (18 December 2009). "Kjell Bartholdsen (obituary)". Nordlys (in Norwegian). p. 44.
- "Kjell Bartholdsen Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
|Recipient of the Stubøprisen
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