Lars Horntveth

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Lars Horntveth
Lars Horntveth Oslo Jazzfestival 2016
Lars Horntveth Oslo Jazzfestival 2016
Background information
Born (1980-03-10) 10 March 1980 (age 43)
Tønsberg, Norway
GenresJazz, rock, electronica
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Saxophone, clarinet, percussion, guitar
LabelsSmalltown Supersound

Lars Horntveth (born 10 March 1980 in Tønsberg, Norway) is a Norwegian musician (saxophones, clarinet, percussion and guitar), band leader, and composer. He is the younger brother of tubaist Line Horntveth, but best known as a key member of the bands Jaga Jazzist and The National Bank, together with his brother Martin Horntveth.[1][2]


In summer 2003 the brothers wrote a commissioned work to the "Vestfold Festival" in Tønsberg. The work was performed by the musicians who later became the band The National Bank. With his brother and the Lyricist Martin Hagfors, he received the Edvard Prize in 2005 in the Class for pop music for the tune "Tolerate" from the band's debut album The National Bank. In 2004 he released a solo album Pooka on Smalltown Supersound. For this he received Spellemannprisen 2004 in the class electronica and contemporary music and Alarmprisen 2005 in the class jazz. In 2008 he released his second solo album by the name Kaleidoscopic. The album consists of a 38 minutes long work, and is recorded with the Latvia National Symphony Orchestra. The album was released during the Øyafestivalen, with KORK as orchestra.[2][3]

He is also a widely used wind and string arranger for various artists like Turboneger, Ingrid Olava and Marit Larsen, and as a backer for artists like Susanne Sundfør.[4] In 2009 he played on the renowned Sonar Festival in Barcelona.[3] and in addition he has contributed to about 50 releases.[5]



Solo works[edit]

Cooperative works[edit]

Within Jaga Jazzist
Within The National Bank
With other projects
  • 2001: Great Curves (Jester Records), within "Rotoscope»
  • 2002: In The Fishtank (Konkurrent), with Motorpsycho & "Jaga Jazzist Horns»


  1. ^ "Lars Horntveth" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon
  2. ^ a b "Lars Horntveth's Classical Experiment Goes Kaleidoscopic".
  3. ^ a b Siri Narverud Moen (19 June 2009). "Lars Horntveth æresgjest i Barcelona" (in Norwegian). Lydverket Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  4. ^ Erik Munsterhjelm (27 March 2012). ""Bakmannen" Lars Horntveth" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad.
  5. ^ "Lars Horntveth" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 29 October 2012.

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Preceded by Recipient of the Elektronika/Contemporary music Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by