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Origin  Norway
Name  Sverre Gjorvad
Instruments  Drums
Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Genres  Jazz

Born  26 October 1966 (age 49) Stathelle, Bamble, Telemark (1966-10-26)
Labels  Reflect Records Jazzaway Records Curling Legs
Website  Sverre Gjorvad on Myspace

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Sverre Gjørvad (born 26 October 1966 in Stathelle, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (drums) and composer. He is known for participating in establishing the SoddJazz festival and recording with various notable musicians including Live Maria Roggen, Ståle Storløkken, Mats Eilertsen and Nils-Olav Johansen.

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Career

Gjørvad studied jazz at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium, while performing with Bodega Band and Storytellers, with Nils-Olav Johansen (guitar) and Svein Folkvord (bass). Storytellers released their album Enjoy Storytellers! in 1994. He has performed with Dingobats, along with Eirik Hegdal (saxophone), Njål Ølnes (saxophone), Thomas T. Dahl (guitar), and Mats Eilertsen (bass). As regional musician in Nord-Trøndelag, Gjørvad taught music and composed the work Jazz Pathetique for the SoddJazz festival in 1999.

In 2001, Gjørvad debuted as a solo artist on the album, Denne lille pytten er et hav. Ten years later, he released his second solo album Patience For The Little Things.

In 2004, Gjørvad collaborated with Richard Badendyck (piano and vocals) on the album That's All. He worked under the direction of producer and arranger, Odd Riisnæs (saxophonist), along with a large string group and band whose members included Stig Hvalryg (bass), and "Junior" Dag Richard Badendyck (guitar). This album together with his solo albums has received great reviews in the Norwegian music press. Gjørvad established a quartet with Rob Waring (vibraphone), Bjørn Klakegg (guitar), and Mats Eilertsen.

Solo albums

  • 2001: Denne lille pytten er et hav (Curling Legs), texts by Jan Kjærstad (Forføren and Speil) and novels by Peter Handke, which featured Live Maria Roggen (vocals), Ståle Storløkken (keyboards), Nils-Olav Johansen (guitar), Mats Eilertsen (bass), and Øyvind Brekke (trombone)
  • 2011: Patience For The Little Things (Reflect Records), with Siri Gjære, Ståle Storløkken, Mark Fransman, Brydon Bolton, Gorm Helfjord, and Melanie Scholtz
  • Collaborations

    With Epinastic Movements
  • 1994: Rapid (Pop Eye)
  • With Storytellers
  • 1994: Enjoy Storytellers! (Curling Legs)
  • With Dingobats
  • 1998: The New Dingobats Generation (Turn Left Productions)
  • 2002: Pöck (Bergland Productions)
  • 2004: Follow (Jazzaway Records)
  • With Kjellerbandet
  • 1999: Kjellerbandet På Plate ()
  • With Richard Badendyck
  • 2004: That's All (Jazzavdelingen)
  • With Jienat
  • 2010: Mira (Jienat)
  • With Ivar Thomassen
  • 2011: Særlig Når Timan E Blå (Reflect)
  • Songs

    The Elephant Dub2007
    Jack and the Beanstalk2010
    Awake O SleeperAwake · 2014

    References

    Sverre Gjørvad Wikipedia


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