Willy Andresen

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Willy Andresen
Born(1921-10-18)18 October 1921
Oslo, Norway
Died17 June 2016(2016-06-17) (aged 94)
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationPianist

Willy Andresen (18 October 1921 – 17 June 2016) was a Norwegian jazz pianist.

He was born in Oslo, and was appointed at the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation from 1959 to 1991.[1]

He often backed singer Erik Bye during his performances in Norway and the United States.[2] He was in charge of several of the song recordings by child star Grethe Kausland,[3] and composed the melody of Otto Nielsen's song "Pappa'n til Tove Mette".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Willy Andresen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ Bonde, Arne. "Erik Bye". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ Larsen, Svend Erik Løken. "Grethe Kausland". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ Larsen, Svend Erik Løken. "Otto Nielsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 July 2016.