Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Sidsel Endresen singer / composer / poet
From 1981-87, Sidsel worked as singer and co-writer in Jon Eberson Group. Together they released five CDs and won two Norwegian Grammy awards.
From 1989: Sidsel signed to the German label ECM Records, where she released two solo CDs - So I Write (1990) and Exile (1994) which won her much critical acclaim internationally. Both CDs in collaboration with Django Bates, Jon Christensen and Nils Petter Molvær, plus additional musicians on Exile David Darling and Bugge Wesseltoft.
From 1993: Duo with keyboardist Bugge Wesseltoft, released three CDs - Nightsong (1994), Duplex Ride (1998), both on Curling Legs/ACT - and Out here. In there (Jazzland/Universal, 2002). They received the Norwegian Grammy for ”Duplex Ride” and ”Out here. In there”....
Uncompromising! One chair,one microphone,and little else. Sidsel Endresen lifts the art of singing to the highest level - yet she is completely natural and unceremonious. Her unforgettable performance astonished the audience and put them in a trance! This is not about traditional singing,or about acrobatics - but about music that is filled with a strange and wild beauty. A big thank you to the festival-team who had the courage to present exciting and new music in between all the safe acts of the festival! Wollf von Rechenberg/Cityzene Kassel
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