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Petter Wettre

Norway

Norwegian saxophonist and composer Petter Wettre is a recognized Jazz musician and composer.

Petter Wettre has since the early nineties made his mark as one of the most important musicians on the Norwegian jazz scene, and is one of the most virtuoso saxophonists Norway has today. Wettre is known for playing contemporary jazz.

Wettre was raised in southern Norway in the town of Sandefjord. He studied music at the Toneheim Folk High School (1987), and later at the Berklee College of Music in Boston (1992) where he graduated with honors. At Berklee he studied under the guidance of Joe Viola and international Jazz Profiles like Dave Liebman and George Garzone.

He had his breakthrough in 1995 when he was the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporations representative in the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) Orchestra in Prague. The orchestra that assemble under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union is known to promote the best talent in European jazz.

In 1996 Wettre debuted as band leader with the album "Pig Virus". The album was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy that same year.

Recordings (as leader):

·        Petter Wettre - Playing up to my Standards (2014)

·        Petter Wettre & Jason Rebello - Reinventing Music (2013)

·        Petter Wettre & Next Generation - The Social Media Tapes (2012)

·        Petter Wettre and Audun Kleive - The Only Way to Travel 2 (2010)

·        Petter Wettre - Fountain of Youth - Live! (2009)

·        Petter Wettre - Appetite for Structure (2008)

·        Petter Wettre - Fountain of Youth (2007)

·        Petter Wettre - State of the Art (2005)

·        Petter Wettre - Paramount (2005)

·        Petter Wettre - Hallmark Moments (2004)

·        Petter Wettre/Dave Liebman - Tour de Force (2004)

·        Petter Wettre Quintet - Household Name (2003)

·        Petter Wettre Trio - Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse (2003)

·        Petter Wettre Trio - The Mystery Unfolds (2001)

·        Wettre/Johansen - The Only Way to Travel (2000)

·        The Trio - In Color (2000)

·        The Trio - Meet the Locals (1998)

·        Petter Wettre Quartet - Pig Virus (1996)

Petter have also been featured as a sideman/guest soloist on more than 50 albums in all styles, ranging from jazz, gospel, pop and world music.

Awards:

·        Grammy for best Norwegian jazz album 2007; "Fountain of Youth" - Petter Wettre

·        Grammy for best Norwegian jazz album 2000; "The Only Way to Travel" - Wettre/Johansen duo

·        Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 2010; "The Only Way to Travel 2" - Wettre/Kleive duo

·        Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 2004: Petter Wettre - "Hallmark Moments"

·        Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 1999: The Trio - "Meet the Locals"

·        Grammy-nominated for best Norwegian jazz album 1996: Petter Wettre Quartet - "Pig Virus"

·        "Klart Svar" jazz price, Kongsberg 2000

Also:

·        Performances around the world as part of the Manu Katche - Playground 2008-10.

·        The Trio - "In Color", voted as nr.7 in Jazzreview’s "Top Ten" releases in Great Britain 2000.

·        Petter Wettre voted one of Europe’s top ten leading musicians in Jazzreview 2002

·        Several tours/festivals in Norway and abroad both with own groups and as a sideman.

·        Numerous TV shows, radio, jingles, commercials for Norwegian radio & television.

·        Norwegian representative of EBU, (European Broadcasting Union) 95,97,09 & 12

 

·        Performances with Dave Liebman, Gene Perla, Manu Katche, Tomasz Stanko, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Rick Margitza, Adam Nussbaum, Joey DeFrancesco


Mail: pterw3@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/petterwettrefanpage

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