|Born||24 September 1965|
Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane
|Website||Njål Ølnes on Myspace|
Ølnes is a graduat of the Jazz program at the Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium (1988–92), 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).
- Within Dingobats
- 1998: The New Dingobats Generation (Turn Left Prod)
- 2002: Pöck (Bergland Productions), which featured Live Maria Roggen (vocals)
- 2004: Follow (Jazzaway Records)
- 2005: We Are? (Jazzaway Records)
- 2008: Wood And Water (MNJ Records)
- With Afric Pepperbirds
- 2006: Cape Point (Bergland Productions)
- With BMX
- "Jazzlinja". NTNU.no. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
- Mosnes, Terje (30 April 2002). "Dingobats Pöck Review – Originalt og sjarmerende på kanten av kaoset" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
- "Dingobats – Follow, 2004". Jazzaway Records. Retrieved 17 September 2012.