Sidsel Endresen

Sidsel Endresen has been at the forefront of the Norwegian music-scene for more than two decades. Her work has spanned genres from «fusion» and «jazz-rock» in the -80’s - to free improvisation and «new music» in the -90’s and the new millennium.

Through her two solo-records on ECM Records («So I Write» and «Exile»), three duo-recordings with Bugge Wesseltoft, as well as other releases on the Jazzland label («Merriwinkle»,»Undertow» a.o.) - she has received wide international recognition and critical acclaim.

In international media she has been labelled «the Grand Dame of Nordic, poetic chamber-jazz» and «Europe’s most innovative jazz singer» - yet she does not consider herself a «jazz»-singer per se. She is influenced by many sources, including the ethnic and contemporary vocal expressions.

Sidsel Endresen has always moved in new directions - constantly renewing her music and her approach - and challenging the traditional role and function of the singer. She is today considered a major influence on a new generation of singers, both at home and abroad.