Born in Oslo, Norway, 15th July, 1986. Grew up in a village outside Trondheim, Norway called Børsa.
Started playing bass at age 14, studied with bass players Andreas Bergsland (the first two years) and Mattis Kleppen (the next seven). Attended the jazz department of Sund Folk College 2005-06. Attained a bachelors degree in performing jazz at the jazz department of NTNU Music Institute in Trondheim in 2010. Attained a European Jazz Masters degree (EUJAM) at the jazz department of NTNU Music Institute in Trondheim in 2013 with exchange to Berlin Jazz Institute (Spring 2012) and Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen (Fall 2012).
Teachers include Bjørn Alterhaug, Mattis Kleppen, Ole Morten Vågan, Mats Eilertsen, Michael F. Duch and Tor Haugerud.
SpareBank1 JazzTalent 2013
Geir Digernes' Memorial Award 2012
1965 Gretsch 7071 Electric bass w/added Highlander piezo pickup
MarkBass Little Mark III
Sundland's electric bass is like few others, with lines and tone qualities inspired by accustic bass players, at the same time as he with great imagination employs the guitar-like possibilities of the elctric bass in the orchestral palette.
Petter Petterson, Jazznytt(N), no6 2011
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced