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Svein Magnus Furu

Svein Magnus Furu Jazz musician

Jazz musician
Svein Magnus Furu
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Jazz musician
Is Journalist Musician Composer Jazz musician Saxophonist
From Norway
Type Journalism Music
Gender male
Birth 10 November 1983, Asker, Norway
Age: 36 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Education
Norwegian Academy of Music
Genre:
Jazz
Instruments:
Saxophone
The details

Biography

Svein Magnus Furu (born 10 November 1983) is a Norwegian Jazz musician (saxophone) composer and music journalist, known from several bands and album releases.

Career

Furu was born in Asker and is a graduate of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, where he studied under musicians like Fredrik Ljungkvist, Morten Halle and Ivar Grydeland. He has collaborated on venues all over Europe and USA, within a series of bands like Aphrodisiac, Speakeasy, Stian Around a Hill Quartet, Andrea Kvartett, Trabant and Diplodokus. He has also played on the biggest Norwegian jazz festivals, such as Oslo Jazzfestival, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Nattjazz and MaiJazz, in addition to the 'Turku Jazz Festival' in Finland. He was nominated for Spellemannprisen 2009 in the class Jazz, together with Kim Johannesen and Tore Sandbakken for the album Kayak. He has participated in JazzIntro competition 'Young jazz musicians of the year', with three bands, and the 'Young Nordic Jazz Comets' within the band Speakeasy in 2010.

Furu is also a music journalist and critique for the renowned Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet and Norwegian Broadcasting NRK.

Discography

Solo albums

  • 2009: The Eco Logic (Creative Sources Recordings), duo with guitarist Kim Johannesen
  • 2009: Kayak (AIM Sound City), trio including Kim Johannesen and Tore Sandbakken

Collaborations

With Stian Around a Hill Quartet
  • 2009: Lille Stille (AIM Sound City)
  • 2011: Alle Skal Få (Atterklang)
With Aphrodisiac
  • 2010: Yearning (Park Grammofon)
With Andrea Kvartett
  • 2012: Andrea Kvintett (NorCD)
  • 2013: Russian Dream (EP) (NorCD)
With Schow Trio including John Vegard Schow (piano), Sebastian Haugen-Markussen (bass) and Ole-Andreas Olafsrud (drums)
  • 2013: Blått Hjerte (Pilar Records)
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http://www.mic.no/symfoni/kontakt.nsf/pub_e/per2010022409303826294346
http://nordicblacktheatre.no/2013/10/15/releasekonsert-schow-trio-sitt-nye-album-blatt-hjerte
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Svein+Magnus+Furu
http://norcd.mandalay.no/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/PR.-Andrea-kvintett-NORCD1210-engl..pdf
http://norcd.mandalay.no/artister/andreakvintett/
http://www.sveinmagnusfuru.com
http://sveinmagnusfuru.com
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/ae35dc2b-05b8-4d7d-a4f8-ec3eff594d48
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