Torun Eriksen

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Torun Eriksen
Torun Eriksen Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2017 (194102).jpg
Torun Eriksen performing in 2017
Background information
Born (1977-01-08) January 8, 1977 (age 41)
Lunde, Telemark
OriginNorway
GenresJazz, soul, traditional Norwegian music
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsVocals
Years activeChildhood - present
LabelsJazzland
Websitewww.toruneriksen.no

Torun Eriksen (born 8 January 1977 in) is a Norwegian jazz singer,[1][2] whose musical talents first came to prominence as a music student at high school in Norway.

Eriksen was born in Lunde, Telemark. From the age of six, she sang in various gospel choirs, and by the age of 19 had become a featured soloist. With a background steeped in soul, jazz, pop, and through her choral experience she began writing her first compositions. A major influence was the world of jazz standards via the Real Book. After moving to Oslo in 1997, she enrolled at the «Norwegian Institute for Stage and Studio» (NISS).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Torun Eriksen Discography". Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  2. ^ Asker, Cecilie (2006-02-07). "Grensebrytende". Culture (in Norwegian). Aftenposten.
  3. ^ "Torun Eriksen Biography". Retrieved 2012-12-08.

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