Njål Ølnes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Njål Ølnes
Born (1965-09-24) 24 September 1965 (age 54)
Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane
OriginNorway
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years activeSaxophone
LabelsJazzaway Records
Associated actsDingobats
WebsiteNjål Ølnes on Myspace

Njål Ølnes (born 24 September 1965 in Sogndal, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (tenor saxophone), composer and jazz educator currently residing in Nesodden.

Career[edit]

Ølnes is a graduat of the Jazz program at the Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium (1988–92),[1] and was for many years music teacher at Sund Folkehøgskole, where he has been a major driving force behind the vital jazz studies. He was also a perennial leader of Inderøyningen Jazz Forum and organizer of the little connoisseur jazz festival "Soddjazz" at Inderøy. He also teaches jazz at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium.

Ølnes' performances include the Woodwind trio Decoy with Trygve Seim and Håvard Lund, including one album release, within Dingobats together with Eirik Hegdal (saxophones), Thomas T. Dahl (guitar), Mats Eilertsen (bass) and Sverre Gjørvad (drums), including one album releases, within African Pepperbirds together with Bjørn Ole Solberg (alto saxophone), Vigleik Storaas/Erlend Slettevoll (piano), Mattis Kleppen (bass) and Tor Haugerud/Kenneth Kapstad (drums), including one album release, within Gibrish together with Michael Francis Duch (bass), Kjetil Møster (tenor saxophone) and Tor Haugerud (drums).

Ølnes is currently most active in the trio BMX, together with guitarist Thomas T. Dahl and drummer Øyvind Skarbø.

Discography[edit]

Within Dingobats
With Eirik Hegdal & Trondheim Jazz Orchestra
  • 2005: We Are? (Jazzaway Records)
  • 2008: Wood And Water (MNJ Records)
With Afric Pepperbirds
  • 2006: Cape Point (Bergland Productions)
With BMX

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazzlinja". NTNU.no. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ Mosnes, Terje (30 April 2002). "Dingobats Pöck Review – Originalt og sjarmerende på kanten av kaoset" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Dingobats – Follow, 2004". Jazzaway Records. Retrieved 17 September 2012.

External links[edit]