Tom Olstad

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Tom Olstad
Born (1953-04-13) 13 April 1953 (age 64)
Gjøvik, Oppland
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Drums
Labels Ponca Jazz Records
Website www.poncajazzrec.no/olstad

Tom Olstad (born 13 April 1953 in Gjøvik, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (drums), known from numerous album recordings.[1]

Career[edit]

Olstad has been living in Oslo since 1973, when he started his musical studies at Østlandets Musikkonservatorium and University of Oslo, with a graduate thesis on the Jazz Life in Oslo at the 1980's (1992). In Oslo he joined different jazz orchestras led by Harald Gundhus, Alf Kjellman/Ola Calmeyer, Guttorm Guttormsen, Vidar Johansen/Åsmund Snortheim, Erik Andresen, Atle Hammer, Carl Magnus Neumann, Odd Riisnæs, Christian Reim, Karin Krog, Vidar Johansen Trio including with Kåre Garnes, 1990–, Laila Dalseth/Totti Bergh Quartet, Brinck Johnsen, Merethe Mikkelsen, Sverre Kjelsberg, Magni Wentzel, Kjell Karlsen and Paul Weeden.

Olstad has collaborated in bands like Støff, Søyr, Python, Ab und Zu, Winds Hot & Cool and Radiostorbandet. He has also played with international greats such as Art van Damme, Art Farmer/Kenny Drew, Benny Bailey, James Moody, Eddie Harris. His first solo album was Changes for Mingus (2007) comprising original compositions inspired by bassist and bandleader Charles Mingus.[2]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2007: Changes For Mingus (Ponca Jazz)[2][3]

Collaborations[edit]

Trio with Ivar Antonsen & Stig Hvalryg
  • 2011: A Day at the Opera (Ponca Jazz)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Olstad". Biography (in Norwegian). Allkunne.no. 1 May 2006. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Tøft fra Tom". Musical review (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Olstad:Changes For Mingus". Musical review. PoncaJazzRecords.com. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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