Svein Olav Herstad

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Svein Olav Herstad
Born (1969-07-07) 7 July 1969 (age 48)
Odda, Hordaland, Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Piano, keyboards
Labels Jazzaway
Ponca Jazz
Schmell
Associated acts Anders Aarum Trio
Funky Butt
Website www.sveinolavherstad.no

Svein Olav Herstad (born 7 July 1969 in Odda, Norway)[1] is a jazz pianist, known from his own bands and several recordings with musicians like Sonny Simmons, Jan Erik Kongshaug, Nils-Olav Johansen, Harald Johnsen, and Per Oddvar Johansen.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Herstad studied music at Musikkskolen in Haugesund, and is a graduate from the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonsevatorium, (1990–93). He started the band Svein Olav Herstad trio during his studies in Trondheim. With different lineups the band has released a series of albums, performing Herstad's own compositions. After moving to Oslo (1996–2001) he played within Jan Erik Kongshaug's quartet on two albums (1998, 2003).[2] Living in Haugesund from 2001, he has been engaged with the festival Sildajazz, as well as being a part of the Christina Bjordal Band.

Discography[edit]

Solo piano[edit]

Svein Olav Herstad Trio (including Magne Thormodsæter and Håkon Mjåset Johansen)[edit]

As leader[edit]

Collaborative works[edit]

Within Jan Erik Kongshaug trio including Harald Johnsen & Per Oddvar Johansen

  • 1998: The Other World (ACT)
  • 2003: All These Years (Hot Club)

Within Christina Bjordal Band

With Organ Jam

  • 2013: Organics (Normann)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Svein Olav Herstad Biography". SveinOlavHerstad.no. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  2. ^ a b Stendahl, Bjørn. "Jan Erik Kongshaug". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2012-11-25. 
  3. ^ "About Sonny Simmons Biography". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  4. ^ Kagge, Stein (12 March 2007). "Ny sterk trio – Inventio Review" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Awards
Preceded by
Egil Kapstad
Recipient of the Sildajazzprisen
2002
Succeeded by
Dag Arnesen