Tollef Østvang @tollefo ?

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Tollef Østvang

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Os i Østerdalen


Vangsveien 60






Friends & Neighbors
The Way Ahead
Universal Indians
All Included



Tollef Østvang is a Norwegian drummer/improviser. He´s mostly dedicated to free jazz and other forms of improvised music. He´s old school drum sound mixed with an endless curiosity for spontaneous music making results in an energetic style filled with warmth and depth. Except from playing with his main projects Friends & Neighbors, All Included, Universal Indians and The Way Ahead, he also collaborates regularly with notable improvisers such as Joe McPhee, Ab Baars, Tobias Delius, Mars Williams, Wolter Wierbos, Wilbert de Joode, Dave Rempis, Josh Berman, Jaimie Branch, Nick Mazzarella and Keefe Jackson.

Østvang have studied jazz performance at Jazzlinja, NTNU in Trondheim, Conservatoire National Supérior de Musique et Danse in Paris and Coservatorium van Amsterdam.

Østvang is a central figure in the creative jazz scene in Trondheim, and curates the monthly concert series FRI FORM and the festival Fri resonans.

«With this potent new album, Friends & Neighbors underscores the implicit point that the language it springs out of, with tentacles going back to Ornette ́s revolutionary sound, is alive and thriving. In this case, a spirited quintet of Norwegian musicians have made it their own. Call it a neo-»New Thing» sensation» (Josef Woodard/Downbeat).

“Much of the credit should go to Strøm and Østvang, bandmates in several other ensembles such as All Included and Friends & Neighbors, who add color and texture on the most thorny, free-ranging passages, but embrace propulsion and groove when called for. They give McPhee and Dikeman a lot to work with, and the horn men take full advantage” (Peter Margasak/DownBeat).

Friends & Neighbors: No Beat Policy (Øra Fonogram, 2011)
All Included: Reincarnation of a Free Bird (Stone Floor Records, 2012)
Universal Indians: Nihil is Now (Stone Floor Records, 2012)
Friends & Neighbors: Hymn for a Hungry Nation (Clean Feed, 2014)
All Included: Satan in Plain Clothes (Clean Feed, 2015)
Universal Indians w/Joe McPhee: Skullduggery (Clean Feed, 2015)
Jackson/Berman/Strøm/Østvang: Southern Sun (Stone Floor Records, 2015)
Küchen/Strøm/Østvang: Melted Snow (No Business, 2015)
Friends & Neighbors: What ́s Wrong (Clean Feed, 2016)