Terje Rypdal, moers festival 2010
23 August 1947|
Terje Rypdal (born 23 August 1947) is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. He has been an important member in the Norwegian jazz community, and has also given show concerts with guitarists Ronni Le Tekrø and Mads Eriksen as "N3".
Rypdal was born in Oslo, the son of a composer and orchestra leader. He studied classical piano and trumpet as a child, and then taught himself to play guitar as he entered his teens. Starting out as a Hank Marvin-influenced rock guitarist with The Vanguards, Rypdal turned towards jazz in 1968 and joined Jan Garbarek's group and later George Russell's sextet and orchestra. An important step towards international attention was his participation in the free jazz festival in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 1969, where he was part of a band led by Lester Bowie. During his musical studies at Oslo university and conservatory, he led the orchestra of the Norwegian version of the musical Hair. He has often been recorded on the ECM record label, both jazz-oriented material and classical compositions (some of which do not feature Rypdal's guitar).
Rypdal was married (1969–1985) to the Norwegian singer Inger Lise Andersen/Rypdal, and they had two children, the auditor Daniel (1970) and the electronica musician Marius (1977). Rypdal was married again in 1988 to Elin Kristin Bergei (born 28 May 1955). They have two children Ane Izabel (1988) and the guitarist Jakob Rypdal (1989). They (as of 2013) live in Tresfjord.
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- Terje Rypdal at AllMusic
- Terje Rypdal on ECM Records
- Notes on the Road Interview with Terje Rypdal
No Special award
| Recipient of the Spellemannprisen Special award
Jan Erik Kongshaug
| Recipient of the Buddyprisen
| Recipient of the Jazz Gammleng-prisen
No Open class award
| Recipient of the Spellemannprisen Open class
No Open class award
| Recipient of the Spellemannprisen Honorary award
Bjørn Eidsvåg & Sissel Kyrkjebø