Runar Tafjord

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Runar Tafjord
Runar Tafjord performing in 2017
Runar Tafjord performing in 2017
Background information
Born (1957-12-14) December 14, 1957 (age 63)
Langevåg, Møre og Romsdal
GenresJazz, classical music
Occupation(s)Musician, orchestra conductor
InstrumentsFrench horn
Associated actsThe Brazz Brothers

Runar Tafjord (born December 14, 1957 in Langevåg, Norway) is a Norwegian French horn player, brother of the tubaist Stein Erik Tafjord, and uncle of the French horn player Hild Sofie Tafjord. He is best known for being part of The Brazz Brothers.[1]


Tafjord is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He has for many years played in various Scandinavian orchestras, including Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester, Den Norske Operas Orkester, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester and 'Gothenburg Philharmonic Orchestra'. He is also a widely used solo artist and studio musician and is one of only five chosen Scandinavian horn players who play jazz. In addition, he is a highly sought after orchestra conductor and instructor for brass ensembles. In 2011 he received the "Statens arbeidsstipend" from the Norwegian government.[2]


Within The Brazz Brothers
  • 1987: Brazzy Landscapes (Odin Records), with Phil Minton & Egil "Bop" Johansen
  • 1993: Norwegian Air (Norsk Plateproduksjon)
  • 1994: All Included (Norsk Plateproduksjon)
  • 1996: Brazzy Voices (In+Out Records)
  • 1999: Ngoma (Brazz Records)
  • 2012: Aquarium (Brazz Records)
With Jan Eggum
With Mikhail Alperin
  • 2000: Portrait (Jaro Medien)
With Povl Dissing & Benny Andersen
  • 2010: For Fuld Udblæsning (CVP Broadcast)[1]


  1. ^ a b "Runar Tafjord Discography". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Stipendiatene: Statens arbeidsstipend er delt ut. Her er mottakernes egne planer for hvordan de vil bruke pengene" (in Norwegian). Norsk Musikkinformasjon. April 28, 2011. Retrieved October 23, 2013.

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