Ove Alexander Billington
|Ove Alexander Billington|
10 August 1979 |
Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway
|Associated acts||Jaga Jazzist
Ove Alexander Billington (born 10 August 1979) is a Norwegian jazz pianist and composer, known as the band leader within his own Billington Trio and for his participation in bands such as Independent Jazz Orchestra, Speak Low, Mads Berven Quartet and Kjellerbandet.
Later life and career
While at university he started the Billington Trio including fellow students Andreas Amundsen (double bass) and Hermund Nygård (drums). He also collaborated with fellow students in the band Stjern including Stina Moltu (vocals), Andreas Amundsen and Hermund Nygård.
Billington collaborates within the quintet of Danish singer Majken Christiansen. He worked sporadically with musicians including Ole Jørn Myklebust, Yasuhito Mori, Tore Johansen, Petter Wettre, Bjørn Johan Muri, Staffan William-Olsson, Bodil Niska and Nora Brockstedt, and in the bands Funky Butt and The Sinatra Songbook. In 2013 he performed with vocalist Dina Nordsjø and his band, including Lars Martin Skjørshammer (bass) and Jakop Jansønn (drums), at Oslo Konserthus.
- 1997: Det er makt i de foldede hender (1997), album med Svenn-Erik Fjeldheim
- 2001: Synergy (2001), within "Fredrikstad Storband"
- 2004: I Fall in Love To Easily (Liphone), with Grethe Kruse
- 2008: Jul i Halden (2008), with various artists
- 2009: Yours Truly (Jazzaway), with "Yours Truly"
- 2009: Walk With Me (2009), with Ina Grefslie
- 2009: Jul i Halden (2009), with various artists
- 2011: Speak Love (2011), with Majken Christiansen
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