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Bjørn Klakegg

born on 30/1/1958 in Skien, Telemark, Norway

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Bjørn Klakegg

Bjørn Klakegg (born 30 January 1958 in Skien, Norway) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (guitar) and composer, known from a number of recordings and cooperatiions with the likes of Nils Petter Molvær, Sverre Gjørvad, Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk, Frode Alnæs, Knut Værnes, Knut Reiersrud, Hanne Hukkelberg, Tove Karoline Knutsen, Terje Gewelt and Tore Brunborg.[1][2][3]


With his brother the jazz pianist Rune Klakegg, he played in bands led by Guttorm Guttormsen as young. He studied music at «Toneheim folkehøgskole» (1978) and on the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (197983).[4] During his studies he established his own bands with amomong others his fellow students Nils Petter Molvær, Ernst-Wiggo Sandbakk, Frode Alnæs og Tore Brunborg, before he settled in Oslo and joined Sun, Extended Noise, Out to Lunch and Nuku. He plays in the Sverre Gjørvad Quartett and has otherwise contributed to releases by Tove Karoline Knutsen, Elsa Kvamme (1990) and Terje Gewelt (2004 and 2007). He leads his own quartet with Harald Skullerud (percussion), Andreas Utnem (keyboards) and Per Willy Aaserud (trumpet). In recent years he has toured with Rikskonsertene, in the production På hodet og bak frem, together with Celio de Carvalho and Nils Einar Vinjor, and contributed to the Ingun Bjørnsgaard projects with his compositions (together with Rolf Wallin). He has been a musician for several of NRK Radio Theatre's radio drama. He also plays in the group «Needlepoint» in collaboration with Nikolai Eilertsen (bass) and Thomas Strønen (drums).[1][5]


Solo albums

  • 1998: Gloria (Curling Legs), with his own compositions together with Harald Skullerud
  • 1999: Swing Waltz (Curling Legs)
  • 2005: A day with no plans at all (Curling Legs), with his own compositions together with Harald Skullerud and Kåre Vestrheim
  • 2008: Sidewalk View (BJK-music), with his own compositions together with Harald Skullerud, Andreas Utnem and Per Willy Aaserud

Collaborative works

Within Out to Lunch
  • 1988: Out to Lunch (Odin Records)
With Karin Krog & John Surman
  • 2013: Songs About This And That (Meantime Records), including with Ivar Kolve, Terje Gewelt & Tom Olstad
With other projects
  • 1992: Det absolutte nullpunkt (Curling Legs), within Nuku
  • 2000: 4G (Curling Legs), with Frode Alnæs, Knut Værnes and Knut Reiersrud
  • 2006: Sundslegen, herja og naken (Tylden & Co.), with Lars Klevstrand, Rune Klakegg & Jan Olav Renvåg
  • 2007: Rykestrasse 68 (Nettwerk), with Hanne Hukkelberg
  • 2010: The woods are not what they seem (BJK-music), within «Needlepoint» (Nikolai Eilertsen & Thomas Strønen)


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