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Eivind Solberg

Jazz trumpeter

Died when: 74 years 302 days (897 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Eivind Solberg

Eivind Holt Solberg (22 May 1933 – 19 March 2008) was a Norwegian jazz trumpeter, known as the founder of (1952 -), which is one of the oldest of its kind.

He initially played in (1950–1951) with friends from Berg Upper Secondary School.Solberg was often in New Orleans and became a friend of Louis Armstrong.

He was instrumental in the establishment and operation of several important concert halls in Oslo, including Big Chief Jazz Club, Kunstnerkroa, Oslo Jazz Circle, Metropol Jazz Center and Downtown.

He was for a period editor of Jazznytt and regularly wrote jazz column in the capital's newspapers.Solberg also operated his own impresario agency.


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