Ole Morten Vågan

TJO & Ole Morten Vågan

Ole Morten Vågan is one of Norway's most sought-after bass players. He has been the artistic leader of Trondheim Jazz Orchestra since 2017. In May 2014 he premiered his work  'Happy Endlings' with Trondheim Jazz Orchestra at Trondheim Jazz Festival. The project was invited to the international jazz conference Jazzahead in Bremen in 2016 and played many shows in Europe the following years. In 2019 he premiered the work 'Plastic Wave' at the Arctic Arts Festival in Harstad. The music was recorded in May 2020 and released on ODIN Records in 2021 and was nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Award for the best jazz album. 

Sofia Jernberg - vocals

Signe Emmeluth - alto saxophone

Eirik Hegdal - saxophone, clarinet

Kjetil Møster - saxophone, clarinet

Espen Reinertsen - saxophone, bass clarinet

Eivind Lønning - trumpet

Øyvind Brække - trombone

Ola Kvernberg - violin

Marianne B. Lie - cello

Ståle Storløkken - synth

Oscar Grönberg - piano

Gard Nilssen - drums

Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums

Ole Morten Vågan - bass, compositions

Tor Breivik - sound engineer



(...)From compositions of the double bass player Ole Morten Vågan, the orchestra deploys a gleam of sound and a cleverly articulated game between the different sections which make all the interest of this music. Depth of field, effects of speed or mass, each member is solicited to give movement to a bright and luminous writing(...)