Frode Kjekstad (born 23 November 1974 in Lier, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz musician (guitar), married to jazz singer Aina Fridén, and known from cooperations and recordings with jazz musicians like Lonnie Smith, Eric Alexander, Frank Foster, Johnny Griffin, Don Menza, Jim Morrison, Mark Nightingale, Claire Martin, Deborah Brown, and Wendell Brunious.
Kjekstad released his debut solo album New York Time in 2004, with Lonnie Smith, Eric Alexander and Byron Landham. The follow up album didn't come before until 2012, The Italian Job, receiving favourable reviews in the international jazz press.
He works as a music teacher at Rud Upper Secondary School.
- 2013: Asker Jazzklubb honorary award
- 2004: New York Time (Curling Legs), with Lonnie Smith, Eric Alexander & Byron Landham
- 2012: The Italian Job (Curling Legs), with Alberto Marsico & Enzo Zirilli
- 1999: Lining Up! (SS Records), with "Sandvika Storband"
- 2003: Songs After You (Runar Andersen Records), with Runar Andersen & Janne Kjellsen
- 2004: Bigbandblast! (Real Records), within Børre Dalhaug's "Bigbandblast"
- 2005: Live at Bærum Kulturhus (Trumpet Jungle), with Sandvika Storband
- 2007: Comes Love (Park Grammofon), with Majken Christiansen
- 2009: Ski Loves You ... Madly! (daWorks Entertainment), with Majken Christiansen & "Ski Storband"