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Ola Kvernberg Trio

"Ola Kvernberg Trio" olakvernberg.com

TheOla Kvernberg Trio was established in 2000, at that time itconsisted ofviolinist Ola Kvernberg together with bassplayer Steinar Raknesandamerican guitarplayer Doug Raney. Since then, the trio has been throughafew changes, the latest was adding swedish drummer Erik Nylanderautumn 2004.Ola grew up in a musical family, playing in the fiddle folkmusic tradition ofhis mom and granddad. Studying classical and folkmusic from age 6, hediscovered jazz music at age 16 and has since thenpursued his interest inimprovised music. The trios reportoire todayconsists mainly of Olascompositions; a mixture of bebop,folkmusic-fiddling and modal jazz. Focusingon the interplay, the resultis quite a unique sound: everything from burnin tointepretating softsongs.

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