Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stian Westerhus

Stian Westerhus

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Stian Westerhus
Born2 April 1979 (age 33)
Origin Norway
OccupationsMusician and composer
WebsiteOfficial website 
Stian Westerhus (born 2 April 1979 in Jådåren near SteinkjerNorway) is a Norwegian guitarist known for his experimental style, exposed with keyboardist Øystein Moen in the bands Jaga Jazzist and Puma.


Westerhus has a bachelor in jazz from Middlesex University under Stuart Hall, and a master from the Jazz program atTrondheim Musikkonservatorium, (NTNU, 2005).



[edit]With Puma

  • Isolationism (2007, Bolage Records)
  • Discotheque Bitpunching (2008, Bolage Records)
  • Fist Full of Knuckles with Lasse Marhaug (2009, Knuckleman Records)
  • Half Nelson Courtship (2010, Rune Grammofon)

[edit]With Monolithic

  • Black Science (2009, RoggBif/Vendlus)

[edit]With Bladed

  • Mangled Dreams (2009, Crispin Glover Records)

[edit]With Eldbjørg Raknes and Eirik Hegdal

  • From Frozen Feet Heat Came (2009, MyRecordings)

[edit]With Terje Isungset

[edit]With Fraud

  • Fraud (2007, The Babel Labell UK)

[edit]With Sidsel Endresen

[edit]As BOL

  • Numb, Number (2012, Gigafon)

[edit]As producer

[edit]Awards and Scholarships

  • 2010 - Sparebank 1 SNM's jazz scholarship awarded at Moldejazz.[1]
  • 2008 - BBC’s Award for Innovation in Jazz with Fraud[2] (UK)
  • 2007 - Sparebank 1 SNM's jazz talent scholarship awarded at Moldejazz
  • 2007 - Ronnie Scott's Award for Best Newcomer 2007 (UK) with Fraud
  • 2006 - Trondheim Jazz Festival's talent prize with Bladed
  • 2006 - Moldejazz's young jazz musician of the year with Puma


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