Ole Thomsen Guitarist/composer

 

Some of my activities:


FOX with Steinar Kvigne, Ragnar Sanden, Odd Reidar Lysne, Gudmund Fortun, Arne Moe Vindedal, Kristen Olav Grøttebø. 1969-2005

 

FAST & BULBOUS 1971-1974 with Arild Seim, Kjell Lund Madsen, Helge Hafstad, Einar Johansen, Bjørn Bolstad.

 

BRØDRENE THUES ORKESTER with Magne Lunde, Rolf Skogstrand, Tom Harry Halvorsen, Ove Thue. 1977-1978.

 

DANMARKSPLASS ROCK & JAZZ 1978-1980 with Per Jørgensen,

Edvard Askeland, Kåre Sandvik, Frank Jakobsen.

 

NY BRIS with Dag Arnesen, Kåre Garnes, Frank Jakobsen, Per Jørgensen, Olav Dale. Concerts at Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Molde International Jazzfestival and Nattjazz in Bergen 1980-83. Touring in Norway and featured in a dedicated TV-production In 1982.

 

ITT SPØTT I HAVET  with Arild Seim, Sigurd Ulveseth, Frank Jakobsen, Arne Moe Vindedal,  in 1982.

 

HOT RATS with Per Jørgensen, Sverre Henriksen, Kåre Sandvik, Karsten Olsen in 1982

 

BERGEN BLUES BAND with Hungry John, Atle Mjørlaug, Rune Rønning, Willy Korneliussen, Zoltan Vincze, Per Jørgensen, Frode Alnæs. Concerts at Nattjazz in Bergen every year from 1980-86. Touring in Norway and Sweden. TV shows.

 

BLUESUNION Concerts at Vossajazz and Nattjazz 1983.Touring in Norway and Germany.( This was a Norwegian/English group with Colin Hodgekinson (Backdoor) , Pete York (Spencer Davis Group), Bill Coleman, Mel Thorpe and Hungry John).

 

KICK with Ole Hamre, Yngve Moe, Olav Dale, Gunnar Bjelland Concerts at Vossajazz 1984 and Molde International Jazzfestival 1985, and Nattjazz in Bergen 1984-87. Touring in Norway.

 

Touring in Norway and Sweden with SISSEL KYRKJEBØ, Gunnar Bjelland, Pytten, Yngve Moe, Stein Inge Brækhus in 1987.

 

Played ALFRED JANSON´S "Valse Triste" at Bergen International Festival 1991.

 

Musician with  WENCHE MYHRE in the musical "Sweet Charity " in Bergen  1990.

 

Played on OLE PAUS Summer-show in Bergen 1991.

 

Musician on the Opening Night Show of new TV-station TV-2 in 1992.

 

House-band musician at Dan Børge Akerø`s talk-show in 1993, and in "Gunnars Bakgård" 1994.

 

Musician in the Roots music series for NRK TV 1993.

 

Comping the author ARILD NYQUIST live, in 1992 og 1993.

 

THE BOYS IN THE BAND with changing personel Per Skotheim,Willy Korneliussen, Bjørn Jakobsen, Sigurd Ulveseth, Per Helge Nilsen, Stein Urheim, Rolf Hove, Stig Ingebrigtsen, Christian Øverås, Knut Kristiansen, Ole Jakob Hystad, Stein Roseth, Pål Roseth. Concert at Notodden Bluesfestival in 1991, and Nattjazz in Bergen 1989-90-91.Touring also in 1995, 1996,1997 and 1998.

 

ELECTRIC HEAVYLAND with Frank Jakobsen, Øivind Lunde, Harald Dahlstrøm,  concert at  Nattjazz in 1993 with 8 guest-guitarists Mats Grønner, Ronny Heimdal, Morten Sæle, Kato Ådland, Kåre Thomsen, Reinhardt Døskeland, Mads Eriksen, Jan Ove Nordeide.

 

A VOICE FROM THE PAST with Ole Amund Gjersvik, Geir Svinnset, Ole Jakob Hystad, Jan Kåre Hystad, Helge Lilletvedt. Concerts at Nattjazz in Bergen 1990-95. Concert at Åpent Øre Festival in Bergen 1994.Touring in Norway. 4 CD´s.

 

HOT CARGO with Geir Rognø, Yngve Moe, Stein Inge Brækhus, Olav Dale. Concerts at Nattjazz in Bergen from 1988-95. Molde International Jazzfestival in 1988. Vossajazz 1988 and 1993. Sildajazzen in Haugesund 1991 and 1993. Norwegian representatives at the Nordic Radiojazz-days at Copenhagen International Jazzfestival 1991.Concert at Maijazz in Stavanger 1995. Played in TV-series “ Young Norwegian Jazz”. Touring with help from The Norwegian Jazzscene 1994. After a break Hot Cargo started playing again  with a new repetoir in 2002.

 

Commisioned to write a piece for Vossajazz in 1988. It was called “Invisible Dances” and was performed live with Olav Dale, Per Jørgensen, Stein Inge Brækhus, Helge Lilletvedt, Yngve Moe.

 

Touring with “Invisible Dances” in 1988.

 

SON MU with Knut Kristiansen, Olav Dale, Yngve Moe, Celio de Carvalho in the Faroe Islands in 1986.

 

SON MU touring with Claudio Roditi in 1994.

 

THOMSEN`S LOOSE-BOX with Ivar Kolve, Yngve Moe, Stein Inge Brækhus. Concert at Nattjazz  1997. Club-gigs 1998-99.


KNUT KRISTIANSEN + OLA KVERNBERG with Hot Hat Big Band in Molde concert in  2002

 

Commissioned to write a piece for Nattjazz  in 1996. The piece was called “Ankle deep” and was performed with a 9-piece band ( Ole Jakob Hystad, Olav Dale, Arve Henriksen, Stein Inge Brækhus, Frank Jakobsen, Helge Lilletvedt, Gunnar Bjelland,Ole Thomsen) and with dancers from Riss Dance Company with choreographer Elisabeth Guino-o, and installations by artists Jørgen Blitzner and Erik Joung.

 

Played on 3 concerts with BERGEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

Concert at NATTJAZZ 1998  with Audun Kleive, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Arve Henriksen, Ståle Storløkken.     

 

Toured extensively for RIKSKONSERTENE 1984-2013.with Gunnar Bjelland,   Mads Eriksen , Arild Seim, Dag Arnesen and Wenche Gausdal, Per Jørgensen, Olav Dale, Harald Dahlstrøm, Rodolfo Nava, Torbjørn Hillersøy, Mads Berven, Ola Høyer.                             

 

Freelance musician at Den Nationale Scene Theatre in Bergen, on several occasions 1978-2003,

 

Worked with the The Norwegian Army´s Band 2001+ 2002 +2004.

 

IPANEMA with Wenche Gausdal, Dag Arnesen, Sigurd Ulveseth,

Frank Jakobsen. 2000.

 

Duowork with vocalist Tone Lise Moberg  2001.

 

MEST NORSK with Wenche Gausdal, Torbjørn Hillersøy, Stein Inge Brækhus, Dag Arnesen. 2003-04

 

DARK SIDE OF THE WALL with Kai Taule, Helge Nyheim, Dag Øivind Rebnord,  2003-2004.

 

HOT CLUB DE JAZZ NUIT with Nils Olav Johansen, Bergmund Skaslien, Morten Færestrand, Magne Thormodsæter, 2001-2004.

 

STEIN HAUGE BAND with Stein Hauge, Jan Martin Kleveland, Zsolt Meszaros, Ingolv Håland, Sindre Kvalheim, Are Selheim, Øivind Lunde, Zoltan Vincze. 2001-2004.

 

JUTLAMENN with Kjartan Kvigne, Steinar Kvigne, Ragnar Sanden, 2001-2006.

 

OLE THOMSEN GROUP Ingolv Haaland, Magne Trengereid, Torbjørn Hillersøy, Asbjørn Sundal,

Stein Inge Brækhus , 2003-2006

 

Remix of Hardangerfiddle-tunes for KARL SEGLEM 2004.

 

Gigs with “KVINNER PÅ RANDEN krysser sine spor” , with Frank Jakobsen, Ole Marius Sandberg, Morten Reppesgård 2004.


BERGEN BIG BAND has done gigs with:


Phil Woods

Maria Schneider

Paquito De Rivera

Martial Solal

Jens Wendelboe

Diana Krall,

Sissel kyrkjebø

Erlend Skomsvoll

Lars Erik Gudim

Knut Kristiansen

Hector Bingert,

Håkon Storm Mathisen

Mathias Rüegg

Ole Koch Hansen

Etta Cameron

Bobo Moreno

Gianluigi Trovesi

Karin Krog

John Surman

Staffan William Olsson

Eric Smith

Helge Sunde

Andy Sheppard

Jan Magne Førde

Vidar Johansen

Åsne Valland Nordli

Monica Kolskår

Eirik Lohne Rognved

Dino Saluzzi

Gustavo Bergalli

The Core

Torhild Sivertsen

Egil Eldøen

Hungry John

Ab und Zu

Nils Petter Molvær

Terje Rypdal

Palle Mikkelborg

Paolo Vinaccia

Ståle Storløkken

Per Jørgensen

Jon balke

Ellen Rowe

Tine Taule

Nils Olav Johansen

Torunn Eriksen

Jarle Storløkken

Lars Jansson


Z-KVARTETT with Zoltan Vincze, Tor Bjarne Bjelland, Geir Rognø at Evans Jazzclubb 2005


OLE THOMSEN GROUP live at Evans Jazzclub 2005


OLE THOMSEN GROUP live at NATTJAZZ 2005


HOT CLUB THE NORDNES gigs with Mads Falck Berven, Ole Marius Sandberg 2005


Gig with AFTENLANDET 2005


Gigs with fellow guitarists Mads Eriksen , Arild Seim. 2005


Gigs with “KVINNER PÅ RANDEN krysser sine spor” , Ole Marius Sandberg, Arnfinn Berggrabb, Ole Jakob Larsen, Morten Reppesgård, 2005


Gigs with TARGET ISLAND , Øyvind Skarbø, Thomas Dahl, Ole Marius Sandberg, Ole Thomsen 2006


TO STRØK performance for children with Ole Marius Sandberg and Øystein Fosshagen 2006


Gigs with DARK SIDE OF THE WALL, Kai Taule, Helge Nyheim, Dag Øyvind Rebnord, Laila Beate Førde, 2006


Concert for children with FMKV at Bergen International Festival 2006,2007


Schoolconcerts for RIKSKONSERTENE with Rodolfo Nava, Harald Dahlstrøm, Torbjørn Hillersøy 2006


Concert with SNAPSHOT ( Åsmund Weltzien, Morten Kvam, Øyvind Hegg Lunde ) in Bergen 2007


Schoolconcerts for RIKSKONSERTENE with Rodolfo Nava, Harald Dahlstrøm, Torbjørn Hillersøy 2007


Concert with Bergmund Skaslien, Morten Færestrand, Nils Olav Johansen, Magne Thormodsæther

at Nattjazz 2007.


Gigs with BB LYNGS BLUESBAND 2008-14


Gigs with BERGEN BLUES BAND 1980-86, 2009,2010,2011,2013


Schoolconcerts and gigs with Ola Høyer, Mads Berven


ALEGRIA with Wenche Gausdal, Dag Arnesen, Frank Jakobsen, Celio de Carcvalho, Sigurd

Ulvseth.



 

TEACHING AT :

 

Bergen Orchestra-Union Summercamp 1982 and 1984,                                                                         

Norwegian Jazzforum Summercamp 1983,

Bergen Jazzforum Jazzseminar 1989,

Arendal Music Festival Summercamp 1989,

Guitar lessons at Voss Folkehøgskule 1984 and 1986,

Guitarseminar in Alta 2000,

Teaching at bigband seminar in  Bergen  2000 and 2001,

Jazz-seminar at Balejazz 2000 and 2004.