Artist: Rolf Kristensen
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
The Norwegian guitarist and composer Rolf Kristensen is well established on the Norwegian music scene. As a guitarist he has contributed to approximately 100 albums within a wide range of genres. He has collaborated and played with a large number of artists and ensembles on recordings and in concerts, such as: Secret Garden, Ketil Bjørnstad, Ole Paus, Mungolian Jet Set, Annbjørg Lien, Anne Marie Almedal, Danny Thompson, Hilde Hefte, Egil Kapstad, Jan Bang, Hanne Boel etc.
Being a member of the ensemble Secret Garden has led to extensive touring with concerts in most of the world for more than 20 years. These concerts has also involved playing with orchestras like for example The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, The Irish National Symphony Orchestra (RTE), The Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.
Rolf Kristensen is also a renowned music educator, and has played an important role in pop and jazz education in Norway as a guitar teacher at the University of Agder in Kristiansand, where he has been employed since the early 90’s, and has educated many of the most successful Norwegian guitarists in different areas of the music scene. He has also been employed as a guitar and ensemble teacher by the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and has given master classes for a lot of music schools, like for instance the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.