Tore Brunborg

Tore Brunborg, a Norwegian jazz musician and composer, was born 20 May 1960. Born in Trondheim, Brunborg grew up in Voss, where jazz was flourishing. He is well-known for his many appearances with international legends like Bugge Wesseltoft and Anders Jormin. Brunborg made his debut at Vossajazz (1980 and 1982), after he had played with Per Jorgensen and Knut Kristiansen. He studied music at Toneheim Folkehogskole, and the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium (1980-1982). Since then, he has become one of the most highly sought-after jazz saxophonists from Norway. He was a member of the Masqualero band and was awarded the Spellemannprisen three times. Brunborg was also part of Jon Eberson’s Jazzpunkensemblet, which had two records. Brunborg performed at the Moldejazz with Pat Metheny (2001) and has been in many different lineups with various jazz orchestras ever since. He is most well-known for his collaboration with Arild Andersen, and for his music for “Kristin Lavander”, which was performed at the Olympic Games in Lillehammer. He is part of the Jazz quartet Moment, along with Jens Fossum, Jorn Oien and Andreas Bye. He has been a member of the Jazz quartet Moment for the past several years with Mathias Eick and Manu Katche. He is also a major player on Mats Eilertsen’s two records, Radio Yonder and Sky Dive, and with Scent of Soil, fronted vocalist Kirsti Hke and Brunborg. They use material from the critically acclaimed commissioned piece they created together for Vossajazz Festival 2010.

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