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"...An accomplished, sensitive composer and a natural leader who brings the best out of those around him" - All About Jazz

"...Kåre Kolve har levert et verk som virkelig holder alle mål" - Salt Peanuts

"...Kolve har samla eit skikkeleg A-lag, og han har ikkje gjort dette utan å få rikeleg tilbakebetalt" - Dag og Tid


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Info

Kåre Kolve is a Norwegian saxophone player and jazz musician. He was born in 1964 in Voss, on the west coast of Norway. He started playing the saxophone at the age of nine, when he was joining the local marching band i Voss. After finishing high school he moved to Hamar to study music at Toneheim Folkehøgskole. A year after, in 1984, he got accepted at Trondheim Music Conservatory. In Trondheim he studied jazz and pedagogics for three years. After his education he started working for Rikskonsertene, travelling around the country performing concerts at local schools for kids and youths. In 1990 he released his first jazz album «Going» with the band First Set. In the early nineteen nineties he toured all around the world with big artist and bands such as Randy Crawford, Lava, Mezzoforte, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Trine Rein and now recently Dance with a Stranger and Åge Aleksandersen. Kolve has also been a musician in many musical theater plays at Trøndelag Teater, such as Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Cabaret and Chicago to name a few. As a session musician he has played in bands for big TV shows in Norway, such as Melodi Grand Prix, «Amandaprisen», «Kjempesjansen», «Idrettsgallaen» and «Ja vi elsker». In 1996 he founded the salsa band Mambo Compañeros with friend and musician Morten Huuse. Kolve has composed and released three albums with the band, who is still playing and producing music. In 2008 he released his first solo album, «My Direction», with his own quartet. Two years later Kåre Kolve Quartet released their second album, called «Further Direction». Now Kolve is ready with his third solo album, «Interaction», which is a live recording from his performance at Vossa Jazz. In 2008 Kolve graduated from NTNU University with a masters degree in performing jazz. He is now also a part-time teatcher in the very same institute he graduated from, teatching jazz history and saxophone.

Discography

Kåre Kolve has participated on more than 100 records. Below is a selection of these.

As a regular member of the band

Lava

Rythm of Love

1990

Mezzoforte

Fortissimos

1991

First Set

Going

1992

Mezzoforte

Daybreak

1994

Sissel Kyrkjebø

Innerst i Sjelen

1994

Lava

The Very Best of LAVA

1996

Mambo Compañeros

Viva Salsa

2003

Lava

Alibi

2005

Kåre Kolve Quartet

My Direction

2009

Lava

The Symphonic Journey

2009

Kåre Kolve Quartet

Further Directions

2010

Mambo Compañeros

Nuestra Manera

2011

Mambo Compañeros

Clásicos Recuerdos

2016

Kåre Kolve Sextet

Interactions

2017


Featured on records for musicians such as


Tre Små Kinesere, Åge Aleksandersen og Sambandet, Terje Tysland, Stage Dolls, Postgirobygget, Eivind Grande, Rocket No 9, Malin Holberg, D.D.E, Eriksen, Ole og Dei, Horny Haugums, Hellum og Wikmark, Trondheim Storband, Espen Lind, Malin, Bjørn Skjetneli, Celine, MGP jr., Dagfinn Hansen, Åge Steen Nilsen, Otto Graf, Børge Pedersen, 1099, Annjo K. Greenall, Eric Slim Zahl & the South West Swingers, Øyvind 'Elg' Elgenes, Kathrine Rømmen, Gatemagasinet Sorgenfri, Jan Holberg Project...

Live dates

To be announced...

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