Erik Johannessen @erikjohannessen ?Musiker aktiv for 6 år, 5 måneder siden
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Erik Johannessen spiller trombone i band som Jaga Jazzist, Trondheim Jazzorkester, Lord kelvin, Magic Pocket, Ensemble Denada, Loud Jazz Band og mange andre. Fikk Spellemannspris med Jaga Jazzist for plata One-Armed Bandit i 2011 og JazZtipendiat 2009/10 prisen med brasskvartetten Magic Pocket. Han er utdannet ved ”Jazzlinja” i Trondheim og Universitetet i Oslo. Har gitt ut trioplata Inkblots i eget navn i 2012. Johannessen komponerer musikk for små og store ensembler og da mest for sine egne band og storband. I tillegg spiller han på utallige poplater med norske artister som Martin Hagfors, Susanne Sundfør, Dum Dum Boys, Thom Hell m.m.
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Erik Johannessen was born July 22th 1975 in Oslo, Norway. Grew up on Lambertseter in the suburbs.
Started playing trombone at eight and piano at ten, and decided early to be a musician. Started playing jazz at sixteen, and played in his early twenties in bands like [Soundslashnoise] and The Beauties & The Beast with norwegian pop star Bertine Zetlitz.
Studied music at high school at Foss (1991-1994), and studied at University of Oslo with a degree in music (1995-1996) and literature (1996-1997), went on to study jazz at the conservatory of Trondheim (2001-2005), with trombone teacher Helge Førde and other teachers like John Pål Inderberg, Erling Aksdal and m.m.
Joined Trondheim Jazz Orchestra for a number of projects with soloists and composers like Eirik Hegdal, Maria Kannegård, Joshua Redman, Terje Rypdal, Bednik Hofseth, Jon Balke, Kobert m.m.
Moved back to Oslo starts playing in Jaga Jazzist in 2005 (still going) touring Europe a number of times. They have also played in Singapore, Japan and USA with great success. Released their album One-Armed Bandit in 2010, and won a norwegian grammy (Spellemannsprisen).
He started working as a freelance musician and has participated in many projects and played on a lot of pop songs, with artists like Susanne Sundfør, Dum Dum Boys, Jim Stärk, Thom Hell, Jonas Alaska, Maria Mena, Jens Carelius, Raga Rockers, Lindstrøm & Christabelle and many more.
Started the trio Lord Kelvin in 2009 who has released two CD’s, Dances In the Smoke on JAZZLAND and Radio Has No Future on Gigafon.
Johannessen joined Ensemble Denada and won a German grammy with the CD Finding Nymo released on ACT 2009.
In 2009 he started a trio in his own name with Erik Nylander on drums and Jon Rune Strøm on bass, and released the album Inkblots (2012) on the label Gigafon.
His main bands these days are Jaga Jazzist, Lord Kelvin, Magic Pocket and Loud Jazz Band.